I've written and played since I was in 6th grade. Now in my later years I'm writing for other artists and playing with my friends here in Portland.
Tony's 1st band was the Live Wires formed in Hillsboro Oregon in 1969. Worked as a solo artist throughout the early '70s with the likes of Ernie Pascucci.,Gerry Parsons, Mike Case, Gordon Lawrance, Larwance Burlson, and Country Fever. IN 1977 Tony formed Bethany Road Tim and Dan Bronleewe. This band was together from 77-83. Tony Moved to Seattle and managed Circuit Ryder before becoming the frontman on guitar and vocals until 1989 when he returned to Portland. Tony became a session and gig player in Portland with Bart Hafeman, Annie Graves, Todd Michaels, Scott Hybl and other locals like Yascha Noonberg. Tony Retired from performing in 2001 after 911. Tony did release two CDs. Casket Full Of Blues in 1998 and Summer Songs in 2003. Tony is currently working on a new EP titled Songs From The Silicon Forest. Sceduled for relaease in the fall of 2019
I do play with some locals here in Portland. Bart Hafeman and Yascha, Annie Graves.
My first records were, Steppenwolf, Live At The Matrix and Clen Campbell's, Wichita Lineman. I was doomed from the start to make music outside the box. My first band got started in 1967 after me and my buddy's heard CCR and the Turtles at our county fair. Seeing all those girls fainting and throwing their clothes at the bands we thought...hmmm that looks like a good thing to do! By the end of the summer, we had our own band. Influences are so hard to list. In my music collection, I've got everything from The Yardbirds to the White Stripes. Early on I loved all the 60's pop bands, Three Dog Night, The Dave Clark Five, The Box Tops...Listed to a lot of American Blues, Johnny Winter, Elvin Bishop, BB King, And then later on the 2nd British wave, Bad Co. Foghat, Mott The Hoople and such. Today I listen to Lucinda, Cake, Bowling For Soup, Jack Johnson...Too many to list.
Strats, Peavy, Les Paul, Harley Benton, Michael Kelly. Ernie Ball, Lyle, Shure. Fender Mustang Amps. Peavey Classic(70's era)