I am an old folkie that survived the folk scare of the sixties. However, I had the opportunity to learn from some of the folk greats. I am a very accomplished 12 & 6 string guitar player and I am not working on teaching myself the long-neck 5 string banjo. I used to do just my own original material, but now I do some of my own songs and songs from those I used to meet & learn from (Bob Gibson, Gordon Lightfoot, Paul Simon, Tom Paxton and John Stewart to name a few). I regularly play in the Bradenton Fl area. I do a lot of free concerts at retirement homes. For foolks in the Tampabay area, I play regularly on the Fri night open mic at Java Moon and I will be playing semi regularly at the singer/songwriter showcase on the 3rd Sat at Havana Cabana in Holmes Beach (Anna Maria Island).