I have been playing professionally for appx 40 years, started in grade school playing weekends at a local bars with local musicians, then at 14 & 15 started playing with a group from Billings, Mt at different venues, had the opportunity at a very young age to open shows for Merle Haggard, Ken Curtis, Gosden Brothers etc and then on to my early twenties touring the road with a couple of very popular regional bands and opening shows for Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (several times), Dan Seals, Sawyer Brown, Classic Rock Allstars, Black Oak Arkansas, Johnny Rivers, Rodney Crowell etc. Semi retired from music in 2005 but still play concert stuff and do some studio work as well as gigging a couple times a month. I play primarily bass guitar but can play acoustic, use to play lead guitar several years ago. I use a Lakland 4 string bass as my primary, Peavey Dyna bass, Dean acoustic bass when need be and a fretless 4 string for studio work. I use a Sans Amp run into a Peavey 400 Head with a Peavey D118 single eighteen and for small venues I use a 15" Carvin kickback 120 watt. I love music and have a fairly extensive home studio where I can get my fix as well.