I have been playing guitar for about 40 years both acoustic and electric played in various bands through the years. I have had the opportunity to open for some acts like Fog hat, Night Ranger. I did a 10 years stent in the Air force around 1990 I tried out for the base talent contest and much to my surprise 1st in solo instrumental and best of show I ended up going all the way to Air Force world wide competition all be it I did not place in the finals or get picked for Tops In Blue it was an honor to have made it that far I guess out of 9000 people that try out only 600 or so make all the way to command level so I was fortunate at any rate. in 2003 I started to get more serious about my acoustic playing started writing music for an instrumental CD The cool beyond I released in 2004 locally and a second release in 2008 Staying The Course I had a small following but genuine and they had poked and prodded me to press on In. 2013 I had combined forces with another local solo acoustic artist here in the Spokane area Jonathan Nicholson and formed the acoustic duet .The Rising Tide we cowrote 2 CD,s Mornings Promise released in 2015 and the other The Theory Of So Called Kings in 2016 we performed around Washington state for three years and had a blast but with some life changes Me and Jonathan decided to disbanded the Rising Tide in the fall of 2016. I had been chasing this dream to play music professionally for so many years but never got far I became burned out and disillusioned with the the guitar and the music scene and just walked away from guitar and playing all together. I joined up with Mixposure back 2008 but had not been active for many years till recently with some encouragement of a friend from this site maybe it was time to start playing again so that said going forward no more cd's no more gigs I am just doing this for fun as I get my chops back might be interested in doing some collaboration in the future with some of the amazing artist on this music site. Coming back to Mixposure is like coming home after being away for away for a long time I used to call it my Mixfamily. Thanks Todd and all the staff and DJ,s for keeping the faith and this music site alive all these years. So there you have it folks you got my life story and a testimonial (-; Its good to back with Mixposure looking forward to the future.