First record - Walk Don't Run by the Ventures. Moved to Northern England in 1964 with family (my dad was helping the British build their first nuclear subs) and lived there for two years...the height of Beatlemania. (I saw A Hard Day's Night in it's opening week in Liverpool!)
Came home with a stratocaster and started playing blues...Clapton, Hendrix (my first concert) and then back the Freddy, BB and Albert, Magic Sam, Guitar Slim...and became friends and a protege of Duke Robillard who lived in RI and was just starting Roomful of Blues.
Led a blues band through college and afterwards went on the road with a folk duo...Otis and Ridley, two exceptional songwriters. Got a telecaster, assembled a great band and learned to play like Robbie and Richard Thompson (I wish!) and played for four years professionally. The time of my life!!
When I was compleyely broke I took a job selling commercial airtime in radio...and started managing radio stations in 1985...for 25 years until recently...when working for corporate radio became too unbearable. Initially radio was like having a band. After consolidation and the recent downturn it became more like running a fast food franchise.
Currently on sabbatical and producing a solo CD.
Pandora is what radio has needed for a long time! A familiar sound that breaks new ground!