Then I had the privilege of studying with Jose Feliciano, followed by the great good luck of playing over the years with a lot of other wonderful instrumentalists and vocalists in many styles.My first real steady band was named Richard, Cam and Bert. We played a sweet hearted loosey goosey kind of jazzabilly. In the seventies, I toured with the Central Park Sheiks, a Western Swing band out of New York City, working with Dobrologist Bob Hipkens, Guitarist Richard Leiberson and Fiddler Matt Glazer.
Restless for new experience, in the eighties I strayed from popular music, becoming involved first in modern classical composition, then electronics. I moved to the Keys and created music for dance and theatre, receiving a series of commissions to pursue this from the Monroe County Commission for the Fine Arts, I recorded an electronic rock opera and ballet called Living in the Stream, as well as composing the scores for several theatrical productions.
In the Early Nineties, I found myself drawn back to acoustic music. I worked with both latin and modern jazz combos in Key West. I was glad for the adventure that electronics provided and feel not the least qualm employing when I artfully can, but I've rediscovered the fun of just playing freely with others. Since returning to New York I have recorded three albums under the Mindwire impremature, most recently, Butterfly.
1. Ghost Riders in the Sky
2. The Cowboy from Boston
5. Tumbling Tumbleweeds
6. Blue Hotel
7. Pancho and Lefty
9. I'm an Old Cowhands