1966 was my first taste of playing and writing music. First band was called the Mocking Birds. My first gig was at The American Legion in South Corpus Christi Texas.
1968: The passing of my father ended my dreams for awhile I had school during the day and worked at night to help with the family did not play again professionally until 1983.
In 1983 formed a band called Malfunction. Formed Light Force a rock band that wrote a song about the Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy in 1986.
In 1987 Light Force recorded and released their single Titled Challenger the flip side Burning Hearts. Our manager Jimmy Skaggs (not related to Ricky Skaggs) sent their single to a local radio station as an entry in the K-99 battle of the bands they were the first band chosen for the competition.
Since 1987 I have been an "independent-recording artist.
Since 1987 Songwriter, Publisher "Florida Light Force Production" member of BMI.
Since 1989 I have been performing as a singer/songwriter in nightclubs performing both Southern Rock and Country music. In Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana and Texas.
1989: Formed The Southern Delight Band.
June 1990 I was on my way to Hillsborough Community Collage to take a final exam when a 16 year
old girl ran a red light and hit me and my wife head on. The accident resulted in me being laid up for over a year. Which meant the end of Southern Delight. However after miracles performed by God and my doctors. I am back and ready to go full force back on the big stage!I had my last surgery in 1992 and I beat the odds and proved if you give it everything you have, you can beat the odds. I have performed at several private events as well as Radio shows these last few years.
1993: formed The Silver Dollar Band
1995 co-founded: "Wal to Wal Records" an Independent Record Label. Recorded This Mountain and
Beside Every Man in Nashville in 1995. In the fall of 1995 made and released a music video of Beside Every Man.
2000: I was the Democratic Nominee for Florida House District 63.
2001: Founded Hilbilly Records/TBack Records.
2002: Myself and the Silver Dollar Band got serious and recorded my We Can't pickup the Pieces CD
we sold this CD while playing in the Clubs.
2003: Myself and the Silver Dollar Band started our Radio Tour at WZZS Heartland Country Zolfo
Springs, FL on December 11, 2003 and finished at Walls 102 Fm in Peru Illinois around April 20th 2004!
2008: Signed a Contract with Tate Music Group.
2010 Canceled Contract with Tate Music Group.
1975 I received an Associate Paralegal Degree.
2000: I was the democratic Nominee for Florida House District 63.
2009: Changed my political party affiliation to Republican after the push by the Democrats to Socialize The United States.
I am self-taught on bass, electric and acoustic guitar 6 and 12 string, piano. Took formal lessons on drums at one of Tampa's local music stores. I studied voice training from The Vocal Power Institute.
I was born in Texas one of seven children.
I have four children. I am married to my sole mate Gloria.
While I love to perform which is my passion, I still enjoy writing music. The songs I write, I have lived or my friends and family have lived them. They are a part of my life as much as my children are. Song writing to me is one of the greatest talents that God gave me, I love doing it and give credit to him.