Thomas Neville is an old friend that I recently met!
I say this because, we have known of each other for many years.
We have a ton of mutual friends, both musical and non. We have shared the stage with many of the same players, and it's really quite remarkable that we haven't
teamed up or met until just recently.
Tom is featured on several of the tunes on my upcoming album.
We've done several shows together now, and I'm looking forward to doing
This is a short clip taken at the Cumberland Hotel near the end of summer 2016.
Peace River, Alberta
"Williams Lake Stampede"
I believe, these old promo shots reflect a little bit of the musical style, that had me consumed back then..
Roy Rogers to The New Riders of the Purple Sage
Hank, Merle, Willie, Marshall Tucker Band & Jerry Jeff to mention just a few
I suppose I'm still consumed a little bit..
Of course, growing up with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones had already influenced my playing to the point where traditional country music was never quite enough..... The "Outlaw" thing, that the boys from Texas had going on inspired me a great deal.
How to take a country song and rock the "shit" out of it as much as people would let you.
And then there was the Blues. I still feel today, that the best blues song ever written was by Hank Williams.
"Your Cheatin' Heart" and I sing it every chance I get....
The acting days with the Cowichan Musical Society..
Spinks as Horace Vanderguilder in Hello Dolly