Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Trombone, Steel guitar.


Singer-songwriter looking for small, intense group to create innovative original material -- not bullsh*t -- that is musically strong and lyrically meaningful and/or enjoyable.

My years in music were mostly the 1980s and early 1990s. I have a nice voice, good pitch (ear for harmony), play decent keyboards and the recorder like nobody's business. Recently, I have been dabbling with Reason. The mp3 files I have posted are samples of that work, however unrepresentative they may be.

I was raised on classical and folk (Pete Seeger is a family friend), then pop/rock (loved Elton John), then all kinds of stuff in college. After college I came to appreciate jazz and swing alot more. I admit that much of today's material doesn't really appeal to me. I want to write music that I can be proud of ... and that my kids will remember fondly as they grow up.

I don't need to be a lead -- I play a good background keyboard and do good background vocals as well. I have founded bands and been in other folks' bands. I enjoy the collaborative and collective experience (I liked playing in orchestras as a child - cello).

The video features an original song written in support of Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn.

Screen name:
Member since:
Dec 12 2009
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:


Allman Brothers, Bach, Beethoven, Beatles, Earth Wind & Fire, Gil Scott-Heron, Handel, Jethro Tull, Led Zeppelin, Parliament Funkadelic, Paul Robeson, Pete Seeger, Pink Floyd, Prince, Rolling Stones, Steve Miller, Stevie Wonder, ...


- Soprano/Alto/Tenor Recorders (yes, that's right)
- small sound system
- Casio Privia PX-130 (no case yet)