I am a composer, musician, and vocalist. My main instruments are bass and guitar but I've been known to pick up a drum, mandolin, piano, trumpet, or synthesizer to record the parts that are needed for a song that I've written. I began my music career in the spring of 1976. To date I have released nine solo albums and twenty-two albums with my bands.

My favorite living artists are Bruce Cockburn, Jonatha Brooke, Shawn Colvin, and Todd Rundgren. My music had been influenced by everything I've ever heard but it was Todd Rundgren that taught me to be fearless when approaching songwriting and recording. I was amazed when I learned that he wrote the songs and played all of the parts on his albums. I have worked very hard to be musical and over the years I've become proud of my contributions to this planet. All of my albums are available for free download in MP3 format from my record label's website, Barnyard Sounds.

I have been a member of the following bands, duets, and trios: Minas Tirith, Rael, The Tim Turner Band, Allagash, The Units, Wilson Blue and the Blue Roots Reggae Band, Mirage, Beta Brunette, Red Road, Newbird, Zen Chefs, Seek First, Casinelli & Company, Essential Harmony, Fable, Barnstormers, The BLC Band,   and Swamp Ash. I have also been a guest performer with Full Circle, Maasai, Man on the Street, and Dub Squad.

I have performed and/or recorded with Dave Lieber, Ken & Marty Mele, Tony Miceli, Wico Van Genderen, Lydia Jackson, Tim Waller, Brad Egner, Bob Hollinger, Pete Kogler, Kenny & Michael Birnbaum, Val Cocci, Charlie Capella, Tim Turner, Jimmy Mulligan, John Guadagni, Jon & Justin Jelleyman, Jane & Jimmy Devine, Wilson Blue, Dave Turano, Brian Dougan, David Chandler, Arna Zucker, Phil Mullen, Lloyd Nibbs, Nick & Steve Smith, Steve Copel, Kenny Johnson, Fred Wilkes, Billy Smith, Georgia Kaly, Willie Wilmont, Tom Parotti, Willie Coolie, Abdul Mateen, Tony Blackett, Frank O'Rourke, Chris Turner, Michele Jeffrey, Joe Casinelli, Len Boudreau, John Crafton Jr, John Crafton III, Anthony Gavoli, Joshua Willis, Donna & Jeff Olson, Vincent Pasternak, John Dunn, Rick Bellaire, Marilynn Manfra, J.P. Jones, Kurt Meyer, Caila Spreier, Steve Hodge, Chuck Smith, Kristen Chapentier, Denice Petrucci, Seth Ramsdill, James & Sam Marriot, Danielle Schaeffer, Judie Knudtson, Jacob Clawson, Ken & Lori Imel, Katie & Matt Imel, Steve Chapman, Alex Heilig, Betsy & David Elwert, Kathleen Olive, Bryan Wilkes, Aimee Pakan, Carlos Reichard, Matt Lytkowsk, Shane Platten, Mikey Clams, David Lyons, Debbie Johnson, Rob Mays, Joe Oliff, and Alex Peramas. I've also performed with The Bethlehem Lutheran Church Choir and The Grace Lutheran Church Choir.

I was an audio engineer with John Guadagni for Maasai's live performances in the eighties. I was the audio engineer for The Jon Jelleyman Memorial Benefit Concert at One Pelham East in Newport, R.I. I was the audio engineer and producer for Arna Zucker's "i love to sing-a" EP. I was the audio engineer for John Belcher's song "Half of My Time" which appears on John Belcher's album "The Sound According to John". I was an audio engineer for St Andrews Lutheran Church and Bethlehem Lutheran Church. I was the audio engineer for all of my bands albums with the exception of the Allagash albums which were engineered by Jon Jelleyman. I was the audio engineer and producer for all of my solo albums.

I hope you enjoy my music and share it with your friends.

JAMN (Just Amusing Myself Now)


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