Music Influences

I grew up in a Detroit suburb in the 1960’s & listened to different styles of music including rock, blues, jazz, R&B & Motown. Here’s a few of my favorite musicians & bands that have influenced or inspired me.

The Beatles
Jimi Hendrix
Chick Corea
Pink Floyd
Frank Zappa
Tony Williams
Thelonious Monk
Weather Report
Varese
Steeley Dan
Led Zepplin
Charlie Parker
Brand-X
Larry Carlton
Jeff Beck
Allan Holldsworth
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Adrian Belew
Miles Davis
The Who
Joe Pass
SRC
MC5


Terry Reid
Jefferson Airplane
Santana
The Grateful Dead
Al DiMeola
The Brecker Bros.
Airto/ Flora Purim
Peter Gabriel
Deep Purple
Bob Seger
Teegarden & VanWinkle
Uriah Heap
Amboy Dukes/ Ted Nugent
Mountain
Jethro Tull
Lee Ritenour
Billie Holiday
Foghat
Stravinsky
Gershwin
Missing Persons
John Coltrane
Carla Bley
Jean-Luc Ponty
Kate Bush
Bob Seger/ The Herd
The Stones
Argent
Bad Company
Ronnie Montrose
Robert Fripp
King Crimsom
ELP
YES
The Allman Bros.
Wes Montgomery
George Benson
Aaron Copland
Grant Green
McCoy Tyner
The Heath Bros.
The Producers
ZZ Top
Barney Kessel
Phillip Catherine
John Scofield
The Stooges
CSNY
Lou Reed
John Abercrombie
Captain Beefheart
Earle Hagen
The Bobs
Black Sabbath
Howard Roberts
Ravi Shankar
Bill Chase
Blind Faith
Chet Atkins
Herb Ellis
Van Halen
George Duke
Henry Mancini
Keith Jarrett
Lionel Newman
Queen
Steve Lukather
Larry Coryell
Eric Clapton
Joe Jackson
Herbie Hancock
Anton Webern
Blood Sweat & Tears
Chicago
Terry Kath
Doobie Bros.
Gil Evans
Maynard Ferguson
Todd Rundgren
Marcus Miller
Kenny Burrell
David Bowie
Pat Martino
The Police
Robin Trower
Procol Harum
Passport
Kraftwerk
Charles Mingus
The Silver Apples
Joe Pass
The Tubes
Earl Klugh
Django Reinhardt
Tower Of Power
John McLaughlin
John Cage