Alan grew up n the "burb" of Detroit City, the undisputed rock 'n' roll capital of the world. As a teenager he listened to and saw such artists as Bob Seger, Ted Nugent, Grand Funk Railroad, MC5, Mountain, Alice Cooper and Bloodrock, just to name a few. Its no wonder he was influenced like so many others to play rock 'n' roll guitar. He has lent his talents to many bands over the years, doing just that, playing rock 'n' roll.
Over the years, he has honed his skills to a new high in the Blues. In his own words "Good Old Rock N Roll is my true love, then blues must be my mistress"