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What does it cost?
The price depends on where the event is located, how long you want me to play, and any extra requests. But to give a general idea, for a private event within 20 miles or so of Ridgefield, CT, it's usually a minimum of $200. This would be for one long set of an hour or so of playing time. After that, you can figure $100 an hour for each additional hour. Those numbers would go up if there was a lot of time between sets (for example, if there was a presentation that took an hour between sets), or if I needed to download and learn special request songs, or if the location was farther away (although I usually stay within 40 or 50 miles). This usually puts it somewhere between $200 and $750.
 
Rates are different For businesses such as bars and restuarants that are employing live talent to pull customers and generate revenue. We can discuss the needs of your establishment and figure out something that works.  
What is required for set up and performance?
Not much!! I only need about a 5 foot by 5 foot square to fit my gear, and a place to stash some cases and bags (about a the size of a guitar case piled 3 or 4 high). A single 120 volt outlet is all the power that is needed. You can see a list of equipment used by selecting the "Equipment" tab above. Other than that, protection from weather if necessary for outdoor events, drinking water, and people that want to have fun and listen to live music. Folks that like to sing along are an added perc! : )
What kind of music do you play?
The playlist contains adult alternative rock, classic rock, folk and contemporary singer/songwriter, current as well as time-tested pop, and a few country western songs in each set. In addition, when appropriate, I may throw in 'surprise' songs to keep it interesting, such as "Conjunction Junction" from the Schoolhouse Rock series, TV Themes, unique songs such as "A Boy Named Sue", etc. For multiple set shows, I generally keep the first set more low key with slower tempo songs, and 'pick up the pace' as the show progresses. The playlist is dependent on what is stored and sequenced in the equipment used, and that may change from time to time based on listener feedback, requests, and my own whims. For a complete current playlist, visit the "Performance" tab.
How long have you played and performed?
Long Time!! I started studying music with woodwind instruments 4 1/2 decades ago. I first picked up a guitar 4 decades ago. I played my first paid professional gig 3 1/2 decades ago, and have been performing to a greater or lesser degree (depending on what else was going on) ever since. I performed in cover bands in the 70s that played what would be considered classic rock now, "hair" bands in  the the 80s, new wave and pop in the 90s, acoustic singer/songwriter material in the 2000s, and finally started to write and record my own material in the current decade. This, my first, solo project, is a combination of all of those! 
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