Born and raised in Flint, Michigan. I started playing the guitar in 1973, on an old Classical Martin style guitar that my Mother had bought for me from a rummage sale. I was determined to learn more. Going through many broken strings and sore fingers, I was well on my way. Back then, and to this day, I still have that same drive and love for music that fills my heart, mind and soul. Over the years, I've done alot of jammin', with friends, family, bands and local bar bands. "Those were the days!" I started to learn more about music, playing other instruments, and the ropes of recording music and managing bands within the family owned recording studio.
Joining the U.S. Marines Corps in 1982, I toured the world, meeting lots of new friends and musicians. I even jammed with a Japanese band that played American songs, and I climbed to the summit of Mt. Fuji, Japan.
Now settled in the hills of northern lower Michigan, I've seen and jammed with many new musicians and song writers, both young and old. Lately, just to mention a few, I have performed at the local Steakhouse (piano, guitar and singing). I also attend and perform at the Annual Bluegrass In The Park, which is in their 4th year, held in Atlanta, Michigan. I'm always going out to hear new Bands and I just love Karaoke.
Got to mention, Jammin' at the Good ol' Fire Pits. They are the best memorable times, and always wishing you had the recorder going. Lots of good tunes, olddies & new, original songs, and those notes that someone always hits so well. They are the most enjoyable and rememberable times. Oh, Don't bring your new guitar.
I also like Drawing, and animating "My Little Critters." Even some of the characters are playing music too. Maybe, they just might get a 'record deal.'
Thanks for visiting, and come on back anytime. Hatman Gary