I think when you are writing a bio, especially about you and music, you need to start with what music influenced you and when. I grew up listening to Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Freddy Fender, and all the country greats courtesy of my Dad. At the age of about 13 I heard my first KISS album, Destroyer! Oh my, it blew me away! I was an immediate KISS fan and at the age of 49 they are still my favorite band ever.
That same year I got a Conn acoustic guitar for my birthday and my best friend and I started jamming. This eventually turned into the garage band Prowler. We had 3 guitarists so I switched to bass. My first bass was ordered from Sears, I now have a Gibson Thunderbird.
After graduation I goofed off for a year til Uncle Sam and I hit it off and I joined the US Army which ended me up at Fort Bragg and Fayetteville, NC where I have live since 1983. After my four years in the Army, I grew my hair out and set out to be a rock star. Of course, it was harder than my naive ass would ever imagine. I played with Vendetta while I was still active duty but it didn’t last. I landed a spot in Overlorde. A year before they had a song, “Keeper of the Flame” on Metal Blade Records, Metal Blade Massacre VIII. The highlight with Overlorde was opening up for Warlock and playing The Troubadour in Los Angeles.
In 1989 it was time to get the dreaded “REAL JOB” so I cut my hair and started my career driving truck and delivery. Through the years I have played country in DB Cameron & The Space Cowboys. I have played with Romeo Falls, Goin’ Blind, and Still Rockin’ which was re-named Overlorde SR, and now have spent the last half decade with Motorjunkie.
I promote my “ROCK THE VILLE” shows with my company The Elderok Music Company. I try to be diverse in the shows I promote, although I enjoy metal most I know I cannot concentrate on just this genre. Supporting live local music means supporting ALL genres to make the whole scene better. I am very grateful to be involved with SRO Mag and I will definitely take my role very serious!
Looking forward to meeting new friends and checking out your music!
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