Started playing in 3rd grade. I had 3 piano lessons and at the time I remember feeling it was more important to go snow sliding than play piano. My dad was into jazz and played in big bands for years, he is currently 85 and still gigging. I was influenced quite a bit by my Dad's Jazz albums, I particularly liked the upright bass on the album's. I started playing the upright in forth grade. The next year I bought my first guitar, a little Spanish guitar I bought in a Matamoros, Mexico market. I think I paid about $6.00 US for it, paper route money.
As long as I have played I have written my own music.
My influences are, in no particular order, Jazz, Classical, Power Trio, 70's Rock, Jazz Rock, R&B, Soul, Fusion just to list a few.
That's about it.
Please feel free to contribute to any of my projects.