Started messing around with music, drums and guitar, at around age 10. Dad got a cheap classical guitar for Christmas that year, and a neighbor bought him a songbook with chord charts, and off I went. Dad never really got very far, but kept at it his whole life. By high school I was in a band doing covers and originals. Made a little money. Kept doing it as a hobby, and still performing when the opportunity presents itself. Get called up on stage sometimes by friends if they see me in the audience. Try to play a little everyday. Been thinking about doing some solo performing, because I am getting tired of waiting for a gig.