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I am a self taught musician who started playing a
1962 Fender P Bass at the age of 11 in 1963 and started my first band. We called ourselves the Emanons, that's No Name spelt backwards. By age sixteen the hippie movement was in full bloom and we changed our name to The Brotherhood. I started picking up the 6 string guitar at that time, of course being poor, my neighbor friend gave me his Dan Electro electric guitar. I could only play half chords, but determination and perserveriance and a real love and desire to play the guitar bloomed me into writing my own songs. But by the time I was 18, drugs and girls flooded my spectrum of life as I knew it. And my music took a back seat under addiction and insanity. Until a little old woman told me about Jesus Christ and how He died for me. I recieved Jesus and my life turned around. Within the next two years I have had more sorrow and tribulation then I ever could dream of. But I found myself drug free and writing songs for my Lord. In 1976 I began singing songs for the Lord in every place from tent revivals, churches, coffee houses, and then started off big name artist like Terry Talbot and Larry Norman. Who with a band my brother started made an album for and was pressed at Capital records, right next to Kenny Rodgers, "The Gambler" The Album we did was called "I Remember" and our group was The Crosstones, (changed by Larry Norman as our producer) from The Last Generation. From there I wrote an anti abortion song entitled "Cry for the Children" and Dion Di Mucci, that's right the Dion, Run around Sue Dion, Sandy, etc. heard the song and offered to publish it. Dion became a Christian then from there I did a CD produced by David Romano called "Homeless", and then a self produced CD called "Love from Above". Now I enjoy playing for my Lord. My children are old, I am old, but singing and playing my guitar for Jesus makes me feel like I am 16 again, and I'm going to play this here guitar for Jesus till the day He call's me home.... AMEN! papatom.