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All I ever wanted to do was play music--guitar is the instrument of choice. I got my first guitar at age 10. Growing up, inspiration was all around me. My mom listened to Blues, Soul, R&B and Funk. Her record collection was my first indoctrination to masters such as B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Freddy King, Albert King, Otis Rush, Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, Sly and the Family Stone, Al Green, Earth Wind & Fire, Franky Beverly & Maze, and Heatwave. On the other side of the coin, it was my uncle who introduced me to Rock, expanding my musical horizons with bands such as the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Peter Frampton, Free, Bad Company, Elton John and all the really cool 70's Rock. Music is my life.
I was given a passport into the blues world by Buddy Scott, who noticed me at a jam session at Rosa's Blues Lounge in Chicago. Between Buddy, his brother Walter Scott and son Hollywood Scott, I received an education in music most could only dream of. Soon, I was playing seven nights a week as a member of Buddy's Rib Tip Band. In 1992, I toured Spain with Buddy and recorded with him on the "Bad Ave." album (released on Polygram's Verve Gitane Blues label). Throughout the years, I have played countless gigs with nearly every blues man and woman in the City. It has been amazing ride.