Although this is not the original artwork from the 1976-1977 version I was in, it is very close. Just Born/Android-Hollywood, CA. It was a strange ride, but I learned quite a bit from these guys. Actually played with a drummer named Nelson Hills-go figure! Also did my first band recording, played my first live shows (as a keyboardist), and started singing.
It was the late 70’s…what can I say. My first bass, a Harmony short-scale, and my second band- southern-rock outfit Nickelsworth. Los Angeles 1978.
My third band- Detour with Tino Flores on guitar and Jesse Pesina on drums. Those guys taught me a TON. Jesse spent almost eight years schooling me on rhythm and Tino and I spent a year writing some cool songs. My second bass, the 1959 Fender Precision, one of the three that I’m still playing today.
Playing with Carl Smith,in the garage, after me and Jesse moved to San Antonio, TX. in 1980. Carl was a great guy, but very much a beginner on guitar at this point. He was just out of high school and really did give it his best effort, he just needed more time. We didn’t have it, time that is, and ended up moving back to L.A.
No photos of the numerous bands I played in between 1982 and 2015. Grace Chapman’s band ( the Chapman Stick), Tom Neale and the Quiz, QU2, Eddy Best and Shades Over Europe, The Wise/Guise with Danny, Bro, and Roy, and of course C & W Top-40 group-The Diamond Creek Band. Five nights a week, 4 1/2 sets per night. This is where I learned my improv chops and the Nashville Number system as well as a bunch of country songs. Decided that SoCal wasn’t the best place to raise our kids, so we moved (back) to San Antonio for their benefit.
Did a pick-up gig with Aces & Eights band in Karnes, TX June 2015. They were great guys and we had a lot of fun. I would have taken the full-time job offer with them, but it was just a bit too far for me to travel. Glad to have had the chance to meet them.
I spent much of 2016 playing with David Wayne out of Bandera, Texas.
I also play with a Classic Rock band in San Antonio-Tuff Change Band. Gene and Manny are great guys and I really enjoy our shows.
I have two major projects in the works as 2017 gets going. I’ll post more about them here as things progress.