National Award from the Blues Founs=dation in Memphis, TN for Keeping the Blues Alive.
My 1963 Guild Starfire III
My collection of acoustic instruments.
Another collection of instruments.
In recognition to my years with the New York State Blues Festival.
El Paso library gig.
Playing on Beale Street in Memphis back in the late 1970s I would say. Before Beale St. was revitalized.
SAMMY for Best Blues CD - A History of Blues 4-CD box set.
From the King's X in El Paso, TX. Larry Rye on piano, me sitting, Chet Woodward (deceased), on drums, Dan (?) on bass.
Steve Karolus, me, JoDavid Reyes and Wes Gundersen at 5 Points.
With the great Pat 'Guitar Slim' Chase and Geronimo Black (Jimmy Carl Black's son).
Live at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Service to the Arts Award from the Cultural Resources Council in Syracuse, NY.
With the great Pat DeSalvo
With the great Wes Gundersen and Garnett Grimm.
With Pat DeSalvo and the great Scott Ebner.
SAMMY for best live concert or event - New York State Blues Festival.
Recording some mandolin tracks way back in the day on Primrose Ave., off Midland Ave with Mark Spencer in Syracuse, NY..
Jasmine Jaslow on keys, John Desprado on bass, JoDavid Reyes on drums, and me.
Skitz promo photo. Mark Stevens (deceased), me, and Tom 'T-Bone' Rarthbun in Austin, TX in the 80s.
1st and only cassette release with Skitz in Austin, TX in 1983. This is some great rock and roll. A 3-piece band with Mark Stevens in drums/vocals and Tom 'T-Bone' Rathbun on bass/vocals. We did self destruct..
Bassist John Desperado, keyboardist Jasmine Jaslow, me, and drummer JoDavid Reyes. Austin Jimmy Murphy and the Blues Alliance.
Wes Gundersen, bassist Juan Tarin, drummer Joel Hanson, and Austin Jimmy.
Promo shot from the 80s.
Tavern on the Square. Syracuse, NY.
Various pedals and necessary stuff.
British Columbia, Canada with Tom Coates on fiddle, Hoag ?? and me.
Roadwork practice session in Austin, TX. Me, Steve Campbell (now deceased), and T-Bone Rathbun..
Houston, TX. Me and T-Bone Rathbun.
If you look closely, I am in mid-air doing a handspring. My arms are at bass drum level just to the right (then there is T-0Bone's head) and then my knees in my blues suede pants.
My 1972 Les Paul.
2nd cassette release. The South Side of Blue. 1988. These songs are part of the A History of Blues 4CD box set.
3rd cassette release, The Last Blue Note, 1989. These songs are part of the A History of Blues 4CD box set.
Various 2", 1/2" and 1/4" recording tapes I've saved from the Austin, TX days..
My good friend, singer/songwriter Jane Zell in our stdio in Austin, TX.u