I got my first electric guitar when I was living in Berkeley, Ca. in 1976 and started writing songs in 1982 after a motorcycle accident in Hawaii. I've been living in Sonoma County for the last 25 years, painting and doing shows sometimes as a solo player, sometimes with a band. I currently live with my cats and spend time writing songs, riding my bicycle, gardening and designing clothes.
I played my first show as a solo performer in 1976 in the basement of the Laney College Library, Oakland, Ca. I was paid in pies.
The next gigs were played at alot of coffeehouses in the east bay.
In 1978, I moved to San Francisco. There I did shows at the Mabuhay Gardens in North Beach on Broadway, the On Broadway club, the Sound of Music on Turk St., various parties and coffeehouses around the city. I started writing songs in 1982 after I returned to SF from HI.
In 1986, I moved to Sonoma County, 50 miles north of SF. I've played shows at Sonoma St. Univ, the Phoenix theater in Petaluma, the Old Vic in Santa Rosa,the Thursday Night Market, A'roma Roasters Coffeehouse, the Forestville Club and various open mikes around town