I have been a musician and performer since childhood. I began piano at age six, guitar at age ten. I formed my first band at thirteen. I became a recording artist at age 18, with the band "Merkin" and the album "Music Form Merkin Manor," recorded in Redondo Beach Cal. on Windi records, in September 1972 on Windi Records. I recorded "Face First" in 1987, at Audio Visions studios in Pleasent Grove Utah. Produced by Jim Pitman of "The Strawberry Alarm Clock."
"Stormhaven" was next in 1992, recorded at Clear Lake Audio in Burbank, Cal. In 1999, "Merkin" returned with a new album, "Havin' Fun" and a a reissue of the first album on CD and European Akarma Records release on vinyl.
Through 2006- 2009, I performed regularly with my blues rock trio, Skinny Bob & The Blues Dawgs while completing a BA in English, with minors in music and communication at Weber State University.
I am currently recording new material.
I graduated from Weber State with an MA in English, with minors in classical guitar and Communications. I am currently working on new material at my home studio. I am putting my recorded music catalog out for those who know me, the musicians I have played with over the years, and for new listeners.
Look for videos of the Blues Dawgs and more on Youtube channel skinnybobblues.com
I have been writing songs since I was 7 years old. I recorded my first album in 1972 on Windi records in Ca. with the band "Merkin". Our album "Music From Merkin Manor" became a collectors item, re-issued on Gear Fab records in CD, and in Italy on vinyl by Akarma records in 1999. We recorded a new album "Havin Fun" that year. I recorded "Face First" in 1987 on Suntana records, produced by Jim Pitman from "The Strawberry Alarm Clock" and "Stormhaven" in 1992 at Clear Lake Audio in Burbank Ca. produced by Brian Levi. Songs from that album including "Salt Lake Blues" are featured in my profile. I've toured with these, and other bands, arranged, produced, and performed studio, and hired gun guitar work for rock, blues, and country artists. I have a MA in English, a BA in English w/classical guitar minor, and a communications minor. My biggest influences are Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck.