San Diego Country Singer 1
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised as a well traveled ‘army brat’, this San Diego Country Singer began his entertaining career while pursuing a college education. He spent summers working fairs across the country as a card trick magician. In the early seventies, he began playing guitar, harmonica, ukulele and singing in coffee houses and fairs up and down the coast of California. He graduated from the University of California at San Diego with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. He continued with his professional music career playing at theme parks; Sea World, Knott’s Berry Farm, Opryland, Magic Mountain, and honky-tonks in Dallas/Ft Worth, Texas.
While working in Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee this San Diego Country Singer was chosen out of 400 entertainers in the theme park to sing on The Grand Ole Opry in 1989. After Porter Wagner introduced him, he sang “Truck Drivin’ Man” and a Hank Williams, Sr. song, “There’s a Tear in My Beer”. With such a resounding response from the audience of 4,400 this inspiration drove him to put together a tribute band covering songs from Hank- the legendary pioneer of country music.
San Diego Country Singer performances
After performing for years in country bands and solo gigs covering blues, soft rock and island tunes, this San Diego Country Singer has accumulated a roster of professional side musicians. After gaining experience as an organized band leader he realized his dream. ‘The Hank Show’ came into production in 1999 with authentic vintage 1940’s-50’s instruments, costumes and his natural singing style reminiscent of Hank Williams, Sr. The show performed all over southern California, Branson, Missouri and Las Vegas, Nevada.
His band was formed in January, 2004 with the same vintage respect to the 1950’s-60’s music of Johnny Cash. The show debuted at The Cask ‘n Cleaver in Fallbrook, CA and a week later, January 16 at Fiesta Henderson Casino, Las Vegas -packing both venues with standing room only.
San Diego Country Singer credits
This San Diego Country Singer performs solo with guitar and harmonica for special events, fairs, festivals and was the singing cowboy at Rawhide Ranch in Bonsall, CA. for twenty years. He has played for President Gerald and Betty Ford at their grandson’s birthday parties in Rancho Santa Fe. His traditional country band entertains all over southern California. This San Diego Country Singer's music has been played on radio stations in Europe and Australia.