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I've been writing down my thoughts ever since I could hold a pencil. My first foray into the publishing world happened around 1979 as a 15-year old, with the debut of my Beatles fanzine. It was all of four pages of xeroxed paper that I copied at the local post office…10 cents a page. My plans were to send it in to the world famous BOMP magazine - the only music magazine I knew of that had a fanzine review section. I just knew the orders were gonna pour in!

I anxiously stapled it together, put it in an envelope and mailed it off… right after they published what was to be their last issue.

Since then though, I've been lucky enough to have some of my written and photographic work published in various magazines around the world. A couple years ago, I was asked to write the music section for PIN UP AMERICA magazine. It afforded me the opportunity to interview and write about some amazing musicians. Past subjects have included these fine folks:

Other efforts have been published here:

  • NOW DIG THIS - The story behind Link Wray’s lost “Son of Rumble.”
  • ACE RECORDS - Liner notes - Link Wray’s “Early Recordings / Good Rockin’ Tonight” CD. Archival material - Link Wray’s Three Track Shack CD set.
  • SUNDAZED MUSIC - Archival Material - Link Wray “Rumble” Record Store Day 45rpm record.
  • ROLLERCOASTER RECORDS - Archival Material - Link Wray “The Swan Singles Collection” CD.
  • PIN UP AMERICA - Numerous profiles of rockabilly / roots musicians
  • ROUTE 66 FEDERATION NEWS - Photography
  • BIKE AND RIDER - “James Dean’s Motorcycles”
  • SOUTHERN AND ROCKING MUSIC (UK) - Scene reports, photographs
  • GOAT TALES - Several articles on the Pontiac GTO

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I have also served as a consultant, supplied archival material and had a (very) brief appearance in the 2017 Sundance Award winning film, RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World.

This incredible music documentary is available on iTunes, Amazon Prime and other streaming services.

(at the Florida premiere for RUMBLE, with Executive Producers rocker Stevie Salas and Christina Fon of Rezolution Pictures.)

If you are in need of research or content for your mid-century Americana or American Roots Music project, please let me know. I look forward to hearing from you.