Born in the small mountain town of Libby Montana, I first heard music when my father would play the harmonica around the house. He liked to play old cowboy/folk tunes like Red River Valley. My father, Nick, learned how to play the harmonica as a young boy from his childhood friend Lido Vizuti. Lido is the father of the well known trumpet player Alan Vizuti. My mother, Joyce, also played trumpet when she was in high school so I was doubly inspired to play the trumpet but changed my mind to the saxophone at the last minute for reasons I still do not know.
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