Living in California, and the father of three children, I started playing music back in the 70's while I lived in Bakersfield. My neighbor came from a long line of musicians that played with some of Bakersfield's most noted musicians. His father also built guitars for Mosrite. Soon as I learned a few cords, the guy had me playing in some of Bakersfield's seediest bars. I moved to Bishop in the 1980's and started playing bass in a band called The Rattlers, for the next 15 years and we played all over the Eastern side of the Sierras.We played mostly in Mammoth, and Bishop but we also played gigs in Northern Nevada, mostly fairs, casinos and other special events. We opened for Chris Le Doux and Michael Martin Murphy at several large venues. The Rattlers played everything from country to top40 rock and roll. I play several instruments from drums to guitars to keys to flute, none of which am I an expert.