Grew up on Long Island. Began piano lessons at 4. Sixth grade band teacher got pissed off at me for emptying my trombone's spit valve a few times on the kid sitting in front of me (well it was funny at the time). He took my trombone, stuck a bass guitar in my hands & said welcome to jazz band. Got my own bass at 13, a '71 pink sunburst Ric, and took off learning how to play. Saw King Crimson for the 1st time on 4/28/1973. Still remember the date. John Wetton/Bill Bruford, most powerful rhythm section I ever heard. Changed my life. I HAD to play like that. In '74, I followed Crimson all over the the east coast, became friends with 2 roadies, & for the final 3 shows I "assisted" them (don't touch anything kid). At the last show in Central Park, I watched from the wings. Nobody knew it then, but that night's encore "Starless" was the last song they ever played live with that lineup. In college I was in a few bands, including a rising NY punk band. We played the CBGB, & Max's Kansas City from '77 to '79, and met just about everyone in the NYC underground scene. Through those connections, I freelanced as a session musician through 80's and did mostly TV commercials & jingles. Wrote some original songs, formed a band to play them (Dear France), and in the late 80's we were signed to Passion Records. Soon afterwards, the company CEO was arrested & imprisoned for serial child molestation. Company folded, contract voided. I took a break from music. Fast forward... got married, had kids, moved to Florida, played in local bands, got divorced, started 2 successful companies, And then in 2003, I met Devora.... love of my life!!! Five terrific kids between us. We got married in 2010, bought a ranch in the sticks with cows, horses, goats, chickens. Then in 2014, I happened upon an advertisement for something called "Cruise To The Edge".... and I think you know the rest!! Here we go again.....Welcome to ProgStock's Last Call Live!!