Brad and Susan 1964
Most of my family is from Nebraska. Dad was an excellent musician and Mom loved to sing and dance. Dad played a 1941 Martin Tenor sax and his swing band gigs helped pay his way through medical school. We moved to Tucson in 1955 when I was 7. Tucson needed a good surgeon and TMC's Doctors Band needed a good sax man. All of the musicians were doctors and professional level musicians. I loved hanging out with them. The jazz sounds of the Great American Song book filled my head early on. I started playing clarinet in grade school.
I literally married the girl next door (view the music video "The Birder's Daughter" on my ORIGINALS page). Susan and I began courting in high school (PVHS). She loved dancing and was a song leader and I played clarinet/sax in the marching and jazz bands. It was the 60's and like many kids my age I also started plunking on a guitar and singing Beatle songs. After high school I attended Northern AZ University and majored in Psychology. I kept my clarinet chops active in marching/concert band while becoming blissfully immersed in Flagstaff's guitar picking folk scene.
After graduation, Susan and I married and settled in Flagstaff for a couple years. We both worked odd jobs and I found time play in a local folk/rock band. Best of all, our last 3 months there were spent tent camping across the country. After this adventure we faced reality and moved back to Tucson. The time had come to get real jobs and settle down and start our family.
Now, fast forward 45 years. The kids are grown, Susan's still dancing and we love making music for you!