"Giving thanks to my Mom and Dad for influencing me to play music, I started playing drums at about the age of 11 years old . I played drums through my junior high and high school years at Klein schools, just north of Houston, Texas.
In my high school years, my brother Harlan and I started playing the bars and clubs around Spring, TX. Being under age for a few years, my Dad would accompany into the bars just so I could play. This was in the late '60s and early '70s. I would like to thank a dear friend and great guitarist, Joe Bowers, for taking a chance on us and teaching us the music we play today. Harlan and I made as much as $8.00 a night. We were on to stardom!
Through the years, my brothers Harlan and Harris (fiddle player) had 3 or 4 bands together. Eventually, we went our own ways.
In the early '80s, I had the pleasure of playing drums for Johnny Bush, my favorite country singer. He was, and still is, a "true" country singer. Johnny's album, "Bush Country", set the way for the style of drums I wanted to play and the music that I love. Seeing my friend, John "Smiley" Reynolds play drums for Johnny told me all I needed to know.