I write, I sing, I play guitar, piano, bass, mandolin, I perform, I fix guitars and basses.
Throughout the midwest I have been a member of the following and likely unfamiliar bands:
Pyramid- Northern Michigan; covers and originals
Spectrum- Northern Michigan; covers
Lewd Noogie- North Central Wisconsin; original with some covers
Northwind- Central Wisconsin; covers
Rickies Friends- S.W. Chicago Suburbs; covers
Stranger- S.W. Chicago Suburbs
Numerous wedding bands- Chicago area
Sara Hollister Band- Chicago; original, some covers
The Real Deal- S.E. Wisconsin; covers
Classix (with an "X")- S.E. Wisconsin; covers
The Heal with Rex Carroll
Brent Mitchell Trio
Paul Emersun - solo
I play a lot and have a corporate career on the side!
My parents listened to a lot of standard classical and Broadway musicals. I was exposed to great things like Henri Mancini, Boston Pops; Show tunes from Fidler On The Roof, The Music Man, Oklahoma; great pop artists of the 40's like Nat King Cole, The Crosby Brothers, Patti Page, Sinatra; we listened to popular music all the time.
Peavey, Fender, Gibson, Carvin, Boss, Shure, Yamaha, Casio, Alesis, Nady, AKG, Akai, Epiphone,
All songs are copyrighted and registered with the United States Library of Congress and some are registered ASCAP compositions. Still looking for a publisher after all these years!
My brother Clyde, who inspired me in many ways through my life, but especially musically, passed away in November of 2007 after a short battle with ALS, Lou Gerhigs' Disease. I miss him greatly and have created a tribute site in his honor.