started playing the Alto Saxophone in 4th grade, and then switched to
Baritone Saxophone in high school, where he was selected in the
All-District Jazz Band playing bari sax. He also sang lead vocals in a
rock band, and played alto and soprano sax in a fusion band during his
high school years. Studies and college football limited his music time
to playing his alto at open mics and small gigs in college. The demands
of starting a construction business and attending graduate school after
college caused him to temporarily "retire" from music. Working long
hours while suffering "lack-of-musical-performance" anxiety, he decided
to teach himself the harmonica. The portability of the "blues harp"
allowed him to practice to the radio in his truck, during his commutes.
Soon after, he joined a band with his blues harp and voice, and
eventually dusted off his horns!