I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1975 to go to school (College of Marin, SF State, and UC Berkeley), but I was really drawn here by the music. All the amazing SF bands were a huge influence on me. Over the years, I've come to know many of the musicians from those bands. Consequently, I've performed, recorded, and/or written songs with members of the following bands: The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane/Starship, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Big Brother & The Holding Company, Country Joe & The Fish, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Blue Cheer, The Charlatans, Ace of Cups, Huey Lewis & The News, Sopwith Camel, Steve Miller Band, Rowan Brothers, Sons of Champlin, It's A Beautiful Day, Sly & The Family Stone, Elvin Bishop, and The Youngbloods. Whew! It's been a dream come true.