I grew up in the NW Grunge movement, which is why I still wear flannel pajamas with holes in them.
It was a great place to be a kid with “deep water” to draw from.
Did “MY TIME” in LA.
When not in traffic, I played mostly Jazz gigs with folks like Ernie Watts & Bobby Shue.
I remember an awards banquet for Nancy Reagan, where the secret service followed me everywhere I went! Later I learned that the Reagans actually complained about my playing. It’s my favorite claim to fame.
Moved to Tennessee as part of a government plot to destroy all banjos.
Nashville is like always being on a job interview for the best job ever.
It’s an amazing combination of studio, travel, local gigs, hit writers and sausage gravy.