Ginger Baker-Gurvitz Army
The Box Tops & Dennis Yost
Blood Sweat & Tears
Blue Oyster Cult
Marc Bolan & T. Rex Jimmie Bratcher George Brett
Brewer & Shipley
Paul Butterfield Buddy Cage
Cheech & Chong Michael Clarke
Climax Blues Band
Commander Cody Richie Cole
Don Cooper Chick Corea
Dave & Sugar
The Deadly Nightshade
Aynsley Dunbar Electric Light Orchestra Elephants Memory
Terry Elton Krista Eyler Firefall Flying Burrito Brothers Good Old Boys
Martha Graham Dancers
Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
Hair-National Touring Co.
Lauren Hart Keef Hartley
B. B. King
Mason Krofot Pat LaBarbera
Paul Lavelle Orchestra
Lazy Lester Bobby Lewis
Robert Jr. Lockwood
Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble
Pat Matheney & Lyle Mays
Matt "Guitar" Murphy
New Riders of the Purple Sage
New York City
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Ted Nugent Orleans
The Orions Lee Oskar Jaco Pastorius Bill Payne Pinetop Perkins
Quicksilver Messenger Service
Renaissance & Annie Haslam
Jeannie C. Riley
Freddy Robertson David Ruffin
Dave Van Ronk
Tom Rush Mark Sallings
Eric Von Schmidt
Billy Taylor Livingston Taylor
Sonny Terry Kurt Thomas Chester Thompson
Ike & Tina Turner
Frank Zappa Joe Zawinul
Zhislin & Bauer
Musical & Technical Education
Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA
Turtle Bay Music School, Manhattan, NY
Recording Engineers Institute, Levittown, NY
Seminars on: Theatre & Concert Lighting Design; Special Lighting Effects; Lighting Equipment Operations conducted by Eric Cornwell, Lighting Designer for the Joffrey II Dance Company and Trinity Theatre, Manhattan, NY.
Concert Stage Manager
Concert Security Chief
Audio & Recording Engineer
Harmonica & Percussion Instructor
Studio & Concert Musician ( harmonica, percussion, keyboard synthesizers, slide guitar & xylophone )
Music Physical Respiratory Therapist
1998 & 2001 First Place U.S. National Harmonica Championship - Blues Division.
1999 First Place U.S. National Harmonica Championship - Open Division.
1996 First Place Kansas State Championship - Misc. Acoustic Instruments-
Bluegrass & Country Harmonica.
1999 & 2000 Received recognition awards from the National Traditional Country Music
2000, 2003, Received awards from S.P.A.H., Inc. for his contributions of Knowledge
2004 & 2005 and Expertise Preserving and Advancing the Harmonica through Teaching.
2002 Received Tribute Award from the Kansas State Capital House of Representatives.
2006 Inducted into America's Old Time "Country Music Hall Of Fame" by the National
Traditional Country Music Association, Inc. 2014 Received Certificate of Appreciation Award from the Rotary International Club.
Stage Manager Employment
Capitol Theatre, Portchester, NY
Dick Clark's RKO Music Hall, White Plains, NY
The American Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford, CT
Westport County Playhouse Theatre, Westport, CT
Palace Theatre, Waterbury, CT
Hartman Theatre, Stamford, CT
Longshore Inn Theatre, Westport, CT
Levitt Pavillion, Westport, CT
Candlewood Playhouse Theatre, New Fairfield, CT
Palace Theatre, Stamford, CT
Kennedy Memorial Stadium, New Haven, CT
Yale Bowl Stadium, New Haven, CT
Professional services provided for the following artists:
Employment History ( cont'd )
President of A Little Louder Productions, established in Wilton, CT from 1972 to 1990, offering professional services: stage managers, stage crews, security chiefs, security crews, roadies, sound and lighting technicians.
Conducted harmonica classes for: Wilton Board of Education, Wilton, CT; Johnson County Parks & Recreational Dept., Overland Park, KS.
Established the Kansas City Metro Harmonica Society in 1990 with Phil Duncan, author of various harmonica educational publications for Mel Bay Publications, Inc.; Established Harmonica On Line in 1999.
Studied chromatic harmonica instructions under the direction of China's classical harmonica virtuoso, Cham-Ber Huang.
Member of The Society for the Preservation & Advancement of the Harmonica, Inc. ( SPAH ); Kansas City Blues Society; Tri-State Bluegrass Association; Heart of America Bluegrass & Old Time Music (HABOT).
Conducted harmonica seminars with: Lee Oskar; Harry Desko; Charlie McCoy; Kirk "Jelly Roll' Johnson; Little Hatch; Michael Peloquin; Cara Cooke; Tony Eyers; P.T. Gazell; Phil Duncan; Clay Kirkland; Lonnie Joe Howell.
Contributing writer for: The American Harmonica News Magazine; Harmonica Happenings Magazine; Harmonica Educator Magazine.
Employment Objectives, Locations & Services
Harmonica Studio Musician for: studio recording sessions; television & movie soundtracks; commercials; musical artists.
Harmonicist Concert Performer for: theater auditoriums; music festivals; schools; public libraries; churches.
Harmonica Instructor & Respiratory Therapist for adults; seminars; music stores; medical institutions.
New Age Music Keyboard Synthesist Composer for: studio recording sessions; television & movie soundtracks; commercials; musical artists; magicians; dancers; figure skaters; and for Bio-Feedback Therapy.