I've been playing many years starting at the age of 14 with The Chosen Few in OKC. We were lucky enough to get hired by Ronnie Kaye at WKY Radio and were solidly booked throughout Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, New Mexico and appeared every few weeks on Ronnie's 10 state syndicated television show The Scene backing artist like Ray Charles, Mitch Ryder, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sam and Dave, Wilson Pickett, Herman's Hermits, The Beach Boys, The Kinsmen, Grass Roots, and many others. Played a lot of bookings for , Dale Wheba, Johnny Dark and Wolfman Jack. We were on two live American Bandstand broadcast with Dick Clark in 1970-1971
It was great times until Uncle Sam put an end to our run with the draft for Viet nam. Young bands today probably won't have that kind of opportunity. We were very fortunate while it lasted. After 1975 a few of us worked in the commercial advertising business designing visual and audio commercials for local and national clients.
Still playing live gigs and my final day will probably be moving amplifiers onto a stage somewhere... We had been playing 80+ gigs per year here in Germany but we have slowed that down in 2016. These days we only take the choice bookings and we are fortunate enough to have very many.
All the great songwriters.
My current ams are an Orange OR15 with a 2 12 cab with Scumback M-75s and a Vox AC15 combo, I have a small collection of guitars; Fender, Suhr, Taylor, Ovation, Martin, Gibson, Ibanez, Rickenbacker ...etc