Marvin Rooks, Smokestack Lightnin' DJ

Place of Birth: Gainesville Fla "Gatorville"

Hobbies, Interests: I am a practicing attorney in Winter Park, Florida and co-founder of Smokestack Lightnin' with Tommy Thompson and Paul Newnum. In addition to the radio show I have extensive experience in the blues music business including being a former member of the Advisory Board of the Blues Foundation which sponsors the W.C Handy Awards.

Family Facts: My wife Linda is a published author.  Our brood consists of 2 daughters, 2 son in laws and 5 grandchildren.

Most Influenced By: My grandmother, Dixie and Linda, my Wife

Other Stuff: I am also a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Barry University School of Law where I teach stuff so boring it would give anyone the Blues!

Favorite Quote: "Walk Chicken Walk, cause your too fat to fly" Little Jimmy Dickens

Email: marvrooks@embarqmail.net

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