I was born in 1947, the fourth of seven children. My father was a farmer while my mother stayed at home and raised the children. Daddy, as we called him, would come home after a long day and the family would gather around on the front porch while he played his guitar. My aunt Frances used to sit and play guitar with him and since my daddy died in 1958 before I could learn the guitar from him, she took on that responsiblity and taught me my first chords. My oldest sister, Marlene, played piano, my older brother, Buddy, who was taught by our father, played guitar, and my older sister, Becky, loved singing. In the early 60's Buddy, started a rock and roll band that included my sisters Marlene and Becky. I loved to play and spent every minute I could with my guitar so I learned fast. I started playing in the group when I was about 13. Although quite young, I gained valuable experience playing in clubs, restaurants, stage shows, and every now and then appearing on a local country music tv show. My favorite music in those days was by The Ventures, Duane Eddy, and other guitarists of the day, but I was also exposed to Blues listening to late night AM radio on the way home from gigs. In High School most of the bands I played with were into Carolina Beach Music, but I also played Country Music and Rock and Roll all through my High School years. After graduating school in 1966 I left home to play with a seven piece band in Sumter, SC. This group of musicians included three horn players. providing more valuable experience playing with different band configurations. I became a 'professional' musician when I moved to Charleston, SC in the late 60's to play full time with a rock group. In 1972 I joined a group, Mr. Wizard, in Newport News, Virginia, another group that incorporated horns in their band. I became a big fan of jazz and moved to Raleigh, NC in 1976 to play with Adele Foster and Upfront. Today I am still playing, and occasionally include vocals in my performances, but focus on solo guitar with background tracks on which I play all the instruments myself. My interest is in providing pleasant easy listening background music for restaurants, country clubs, retirement communities, wine tastings, art shows, and corporate and private events. I attempt to provide my audience with a richer listening experience than can be experienced with most solo artists.