Lifetime resident : Pleasantville, Ohio. I have played and sang Bass for over 53 years in Dixie Land; Folk, Rock, Country and Gospel groups. My parents never played or sang; but I was exposed to the greatest in Country Music in concert before my teens.I saw the Carter Family; Johnny Cash; Porter Wagoner; Marty Robbins; George Jones; Hank Snow; and... many others. The Back Up Bands for these Artists inspired me, there were few electric instruments in those days and the instrument that caught my eye was the Doghouse Basses that held the sound together. I told my father at the age of 8 that someday I would be playing one. What you hear from me is a Gift that God has given me to share. And a culmination of all my years of experience.