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Raised in several countries in South America, came of age musically in the Chicago blues scene, working with Blues Hall-of-Famer Lonnie Brooks. After moving to Knoxville, Tennessee, joined Terry Hill's Balboa, which worked out of the NYC area for several years and was later voted one of Knoxville's Best Bands Ever. Performed on over 1500 songs on TNN's "I-40 Paradise" and "Pickin’ at the Paradise" music television series, backing up hundreds of country, Americana and other artists. Formed the hqband, which won over a dozen Best of Knoxville awards and released 5 albums. For many years (and still, when possible) toured and recorded with R.B. Morris, whom Lucinda Williams has called the greatest "unknown" songwriter in the country; was (and remains) a member of the regional swing and honky-tonk institution Lonesome Coyotes; and with Terry Hill formed the fictional band UWP. A recent solo recording, Field Notes, follows the 2007 all-acoustic release Wherever You Go. Now living in Charleston, South Carolina, occasionally performing solo and with fellow East Tennessee ex-pat Kevin Crothers and various imaginary bands.