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Began playing guitar at age 12, after seeing Jimi Hendrix in the movie Woodstock. Took one year of lessons, drove teacher nuts, began playing blues by ear. Began sitting in the front row at B.L.U.E.S., Kingston Mines, Wise Fools, digging on Chicago blues acts, Jimmy Johnson and Big Time Sarah gave me my first chance to sit in on a jam at B.L.U.E.S. and have been playing ever since. Played with Buster Benton on south side and west side gigs, 1989. Joined Guy Lawrence and Chideco Zydeco, 1992, toured Midwest with the band for three years. Played and helped run the jam at B.L.U.E.S. Etc., with Glenn Davis, Rodney Brown, Bobby Hawks, Low Rider, Earl "The Animal" Howell, and many others. Started various bands, "Blankity Blank Rockabilly," "The Electric Eeels," "Mashed Potatoes," "The Bleeding Edge," playing with Ed Gardner, Tim Cassin, Don Pasqualini, Bob Hawks, Warren Lathan, Myron Katz Went to Europe to make a documentary video about ex-pat Chi bluesman Luther Allison, ended up playing with him at various stops on his tours, '92-'95. Playing now with Smilin' Bobby & The Hidden Charms, Dawn O'Keefe Williams and The Lucky Dogs, and THE TIKI COWBOYS, with band leader Eric "The Baron" Behrenfeld, Warren Lathan


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