Coronado, California, 92118
I was born in Kansas City, Missouri. Was involved in choir at school from first grade. Graduated from Raytown South High in 1970. I attended the University of Missouri Music Conservatory, studying vocal music. Inducted into the Navy in 1971 and moved to Lemoore, Ca. In 1975 I moved to San Diego (still with the Navy) and spent my career at North Island Naval Air Station, Coronado, Ca.I spent 23 years with the service, during which time I had many various bands on board ships and stations. Played in some exotic places such as Barcelona, Spain; Tokyo, Japan; Subic Bay, Philippines; Alexandria, Egypt; and Nice, France. I worked with a good friend, Ken Costa from 1984 to 1985 at a place called OHungry's, in Old Town doing the college circuit crowd (LOTS OF FUN!). I met Gonzo and Claudio at the Hotel del Coronado in 1991, when I returned from a three-year tour in Japan. They were playing with their group InVoices. I sat in occasionally and really felt comfortable with their musical style. In 1994 I was in a duo, "Hard Times" with a good friend, Paul Babiak. Gonzo asked us to sub a couple of times in his group and we started practicing in my garage. The vibe was good, the voices well suited for each other and Ron's Garage was born...I have to admit though; I didn't name the band... that was the other guys doing. Paul left us in 1997 and Claudio joined our group. We have been the three amigos since then, with Gary Taylor coming in later as our drummer. It has certainly been my pleasure and delight to work with, whom I believe, are the upper crust of musicians in this town. Our thrust is classic rock, with a great blend of other musical styles thrown into the mix. Rock On!