My music interests began at an early age. I can remember “singing” along to the song, “Yellow Rose of Texas,” when I was about nine years-old. From there the love of music only grew and evolved.
Over the years I have collected and let go of more than 10,000 recordings (CDs and vinyl included). I have worked as a DJ in Seattle, owned a music store, photographed concerts, reviewed music for national publications, and been a member of both the Country Music Association and the Americana Music Association, as well as the National Association of Music Merchants.
Currently, my two interests, photography and music, demand most of my time. Throughout the workday I listen to a wide variety of music, including country, Americana, folk, singer-songwriter, etc. Most evenings are spent with a bit of time practicing guitar, which I have been doing for almost 40-years… “And I still don’t know how to play!”
BuskerBags™ has opened new creative doors and rekindled a somewhat dormant “physical” interest in music, and impels me to practice more, while also giving much thought to what else can be created under the BuskerBags™ umbrella. At this time I have several more products in mind.
I am the former publisher/managing editor of CameraArts photography magazine. I now produce Red Dog News, a bi-weekly photography-related e-newsletter that goes out to more than 5,000 international subscribers, and I am the editor-in-chief of Cygnet Press. I also publish “Shadow & Light Magazine, a photography-based magazine that is available in both PDF and print-on-demand formats.
With more than 40-years under my camera belt I have photographed motorsports events, models, political figures, artists and performers, including Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Buddy and Julie Miller, Steve Earle, Rodney Crowell, Motley Crüe, Sam Bush, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Clint Black, and Iris DeMent.
I maintains a studio/office in Albuquerque, NM, manages several websites for artists, and listens to music, constantly. One of his sons is a classical guitarist and the other is a professional videographer.