Music Industry Career
I have been active in music since age ten. Played with folk groups during the 60s. Toured with Command Military Touring Shows in Viet Nam. Played on the rising stage at Disneyland, performed in Las Vegas with Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Paul Anka. Came close to stardom with 'Solid Gold' during the 70s. Was recording engineer for 'Firefall', 'The Dirt Band' and 'Air Supply.' Worked for Loretta Lynn for a few years. Did all the special effects for Garth Brooks on 'The Thunder Rolls.' Worked on Emmylou Harris' 'Cowgirls Prayer.' I'm still playing and singing today with my favorite band of all time, 'The Road Crew - America's Route 66 Band!'
Solid Gold - 1971 to 1976
Solid Gold, ARTCO Recording Artists. We traveled the country from 1971 to 1976. Hit the top 30 in Billboard with "My Share of the Sidewalk."
8 Track Tape? - What's That?
This was before in-dash cassettes! In-dash what you say? Okay, before CD players...before downloads and iPods! Right after covered wagons.
The Road Crew 'America's Route 66 Band'
The Road Crew is the 2011 recipient of the Bobby Troup Artistic Recognition Award. Bobby Troup wrote "Get Your Kicks on Route 66." Route 66 stretches from Chicago to LA. Commissioned in 1926 and by 1937 it was the longest paved two lane highway in America. We play for festivals, car shows and other 66 related events each year. When not playing, we're exploring the old highway, it's diners, gas stations, motels and dives of the past. Come hear the Rock-A=Billy beat of The Road Crew! - Keep up with us at, RoadCrew66.com
In The Hollywood Bowl - 1966
The Happy Rock Folk Society performed in The Hollywood Bowl Battle of The Bands in 1966. The group was formed at Gladstone High School, in the Azusa Unified School District of Los Angeles. We won best vocal group competition. The Richard Carpenter Trio won best in jazz.
The New Generation - Viet Nam 1969
Performing in the Mekong Delta with Mike Garlington and John Akers. I was fortunate to trade my m-60 machine gun in for a guitar!
I was excited that I got a cut on a compilation CD for Almir Sater on Warner/Brazil! And the hits just keep coming!
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