I'm a percussionist and pianist and have been studying music for many years. God has given me the gift to sing a little bit. And the compassion to learn. I,am setting up a page to share my music with you. I hope you will enjoy, and appreciate it. I have payed a lot of dues over the years playing music.
Q:Tell us about your act, music style, and brief history, including band members and what instruments they play.
A: Mostly I perform Jazz and Blues standards, and songs I have written. I play piano and sing. My son is on drums (his name is the same as mine). Fred Is pretty sharp at learning rhythms. I am also a percussionist so I can Help him out. Vince Bachman has been playing bass with us for last few years. Over the years I have worked with many of Detroit's top musicians
Q:What have been some important gigs or venues you've played?
A: The coolest gig for me was opening up For Tito Puente at Detroit's Chene Park. I have played most of the venues in Detroit, with either jazz or blues bands.
Q: What are the names and release dates of your previous recordings?
A: 1963 was my first 45( Drum Boogie).I am on Dreams Of A Love Supreme (1979), By Detroit Sax Master Wendel Harrison.With My group Easy Doesit, I Released El Lobo ( 1968) And Tropicool (1987). I have worked and recorded with Motor City blues greats Mr Bo ( Luis Collins ), Bobo Jenkens, Willie D Warren , And Sweet Claudett. I put out Good Times and Bad In (1997). I was in Roy Brooks aboriginal percussion choir.And charlie Banisters Detroit drum ensemble.