I started my formal muiscal education in 3rd grade playing the clarinet which I played through Jr. High School. At that point I took guitar lessons - both group and private for several years. I took a String Band Class at Carroll Co. Community College with Walt Michael and most recently I took a Song Writing class with Professor Louie (keyboard player for The Band) at Common Ground on the Hill. Through the years I've added several instruments to my repertoire including keyboard, mandolin, banjo and bass. I've also given guitar lessons.
I've been lucky to be a member of the following bands: Semolina NEET; The Main Street Moan,
On The Rocks and The Jim Buckley Band.
I play a wide variey of music including Folk, Rock N Roll, Show Tunes, Country, Camp Songs and Original Tunes. I pride myself on playing the right music for the occasion. Repertoire is 400 to 500 songs.
In addition to playing solo and with bands, I've had the pleasure of mixing stage sound for about 10 years at the annual Common Ground Concert @ the Farm Museum in Westminster, MD. Some of the folks I worked with are Pete Seager, Arol Guthrie, Doc Watson (2 times), Hot Tuna, Roger McGuinn and Odetta.
Some of the folks that I've shared the stage with: Chris Marks, Erik Marks, Augie Augustine, Jim Purdy, Scott Purdy, Richard Loebleson, Yvonne Athorn, Jim Reid, Dave Wiener and Chris Hurley.
Places I've Played
Birdie's Cafe - Westminster, MD
Mad City Coffee - Columbia, MD
Roof Top of Shock Trauma - Baltimore, MD
Security at BWI Airport (see blog)
Anna's Coffee - Columbia, MD
The Stable - Binghamton, NY
The Hillcrest Lounge - Hillcrest, NY
Filmore Park - Sykesville, MD
Cypress Cove - Ft. Myers, FL
Cool Beans - Thurmont, MD
Ronald McDonald House - Baltimore, MD
The Rusty Nail - Binghamton, NY
The Red House - Baltimore, MD
Springfield Hospital - Sykesville, MD
Strawberry Festival - Sykesville, MD
Libery Mutual Picnic - Binghamton, NY
Davey's Last Chance Saloon - Chenango Forks, NY
The Farm Museum - Westminster, MD
Senior Connection - Owings Mills, MD
The Pour House - Westminster, MD
The Starry Night Bakery - Westminster, MD
Enjoy Every Sandwich A Tribute to Warren Zevon by Jim Buckley; 7/06 I saw Warren Zevon on the Letterman Show Not long before he died He sang that song about Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner With the Grim Reaper standing right by his side And when the show was over Dave turned to Warren and he asked “Warren buddy, what have you learned?” Warren didn’t hesitate, no he answered real fast “Enjoy Every Sandwich” Warren’s right…. Let’s enjoy every sandwich Enjoy every bite Enjoy every day And enjoy every night If the Werewolves are howling And the Gorilla’s got my keys Send lawyers, guns and money To help poor pitiful me The excitable boy Who left us with the Wind Asked us to keep him in our hearts awhile So let’s sing his songs again Sing a song for Warren And all the others who have gone Let’s keep them in our hearts That’s where they belong So enjoy every sandwich Enjoy every bite Enjoy every day And enjoy every night Enjoy every sandwich This one may be your last Time goes by so quickly Our lives go by too damn fast So enjoy every sandwich Enjoy every bite Enjoy every day And enjoy every night Warren was right!