of Birth: Waycross, Georgia and, no, I don't give a hoot in
hell for the Georgia Bulldogs
Hobbies, Interests: The Blues (of
course), Boating, Fishing, rocking on the porch of my St. Johns
River cabin and Florida Gator sports.
Raised in the wilds of North Central Florida near Gainesville.
Graduated from the University of Florida in 1967. Spent 5 years as a
captain in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Germany before returning
to Orlando, Florida in late 1971. Recently retired from the
commercial banking business after 35 years. Have been a part time
Blues Programmer since 1991, and now, since retiring, spend most of
my time programming and managing Smokestack Lightnin'.
Influenced By: My Mother was my
original musical influence. She was big into the jazz standards of
the 40s and 50s (Sinatra, Tony Bennett, George Shearing, and many
more). When I first discovered Rock & Roll and then the Blues she
thought I had literally lost my mind. Then she caught on. Before she
died she became the biggest fan Stevie Ray Vaughan ever had. Go
My wife, Susan, of 42 years, passed away in 2009 after a long battle
with M.S. Both kids, Buffy and Steven, are grown and out on their
own so it's just me and the cat "Stinky". That's my two Grandsons,
Chase and Cole, in the picture.
Favorite Quote: I bought you a
brand new Ford, you said I want a Cadillac! I bought you a ten
dollar dinner, you said thanks for the snack! I let you live in my
Penthouse, you said it was just a shack! I gave you seven children
and now you want to give 'em Back! Oh Baby, how Blue can you get?
B.B. King , 1963