2 - Where are you from / currently residing ? From San Jose CA Live in Loveland CO
3 - How long have you played the drums 50 years
4 - What inspired you to start drumming ? Older brother played guitar and his bands practiced at our house.
5 - Drummers you admire Bernard Purdie, Vincent Colaiuta, Steve Smith, Jeff Porcaro, Dennis Chambers, Dave Weckl
6 - Bands played in ? Names /genre Film @ Eleven, Powder River Band, Yahoozy, Silverado Band, Horizon Band, Blame It On The Dog Band, Come August, The Snow Bound Hounds
7 - Musical philosophy ? What role does music and drumming play in your life ? Make the music groove! Without drumming it would be a boring life, period!
8 - What drums , cymbals , pedals , heads , sticks do you use ? Drums: Gretsch Drums, Ludwig drums, DW PDPs Cymbals: Zildjian, Paiste Pedals: Pearl Eliminator bass pedal, Tama Iron Cobra Heads: Aquarian Performance ll on top and Evans Level 360 on bottom Sticks: Sabian Sticks Pro-Mark 747 nylon tip
9 - Are you self taught / formal training I am mostly self taught but took some lessons in San Francisco at Drum World