I’m a Portland, Oregon guitarist, singer, songwriter, & music educator. I’ve taught guitar since the 1970s. You can listen on YouTube.
After teaching for the San Luis Obispo School of Music on California’s Central Coast, I moved to Portland, married, started a family and relegated music to ‘serious hobby.’
In 1991, I formed the four-piece jazz/rock band The Working Stiffs. We recorded two albums, Tsunami Tsessions & Time Off (iTunes & Spotify) we played at Portland-area venues and were a premier act for Portland Parks & Recreation’s Movies in the Park series for nearly a decade.
Since 2012, I’ve volunteered teaching kids with mental health challenges at Trillium Family Services, and hosted Guitars-For-Kids fundraisers. In 2019, I hosted the latest event at O’Connor’s Vault, in Multnomah Village with these talented and generous musicians:
Stan Jones: Keyboards & Vocals
Jesse Cunningham: Pedal Steel Guitar
Ray Mann: Bass, Drums, & Vocals
Jamey Hampton: Guitar & Vocals
I’m playing gypsy jazz and bluegrass with friends, but the pandemic has us all hunkered down. I look forward to performing & teaching again. In the meantime, you can hear recordings on YouTube.
Peace, muse, & good health!