Journeyman drummer and vocalist born in Mount Oliver, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, who toured Europe with Roy Buchanan in the ’70s, was the drummer on The Houserockers’ Cracking Under Pressure in 1983 and was with The Silencers from the early ’80s.
Following his work with The Silences he worked with a number of groups, most notably Kingsnake Records’ studio band, The Midnight Creepers. He also appeared on Smokehouse’s 1995 release, Cadillac in the Swamp, and The Beat Daddys’ Delta Vision.
Other albums to which he has lent his talents include Eric Culberson’s No Rules to the Game, William van Dyke’s CD #1 (on which he also plays tambourine) and Sonny Rhodes’ 1999 release, Blue Diamond.
He relocated to Orlando, Florida, in 1991 where he worked as a session musician but for several years he battled with diabetes and cirrhosis. Later suffering from liver cancer he passed away in Deltona, Florida, in 2011 when he was 61 years old.
Here he is on drums with Red Hot n Blue performing “Knock on Wood”…