My musical journey started in the back seat of a Ford Fairlane (no seatbelts). By age six I was singing barbershop songs with my family that my Dad performed in his quartet.
By 13 I was singing “Louie Louie” in my first rock band. A few more bands in high school, the high school ensemble group, and I had started learning to play acoustic guitar. I picked up extra money as a singing busboy at The Rhinelander Restaurant.
More music in college, and songwriting became one of my new adventures. A recording session in L.A. produced little, but between mishaps I wrote here and there.
I supported my music with restaurant work, but by age 24 was the full time in house musician at Mt. Hood Meadows.
A few years later marriage and children raised the serious notion of actually having a home, and a stainless steel gas BBQ.
Fast forward 20 years and the urge to leave the corporate world along with a yearning for musical collaboration conspired to advance my return to recording and performing.
I became parts of numerous duos and trios, most notably “Heartstrings”, “Winter Rose” and “Aundria & Richard”
The last 7 years I have been playing at the Portland International Airport three days a week, various coffee houses, and restaurant venues in the Portland area that seek beautiful melodies and not too many glaring mistakes.