My brother was and still is a great inspiration when it comes to music. Three years older than me, Chuck was in a band by the time he was a young teenager. In my 5th grade year, his band was playing about a block away from where we lived in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. I’ll never forget sneaking out of the house and sitting on the lawn across the street listening to him playing guitar as he sang, “House of the Rising Sun.” I loved every minute of it, although I would never tell him that, well, at least not during that stage of life, but he sure knows it now. I remember when we both started listening to Guess Who. It was in 1968 or 1969.
Several years ago, I saw Guess Who live in Folsom, California. The entire time, I thought of Chuck and how he would have loved to be there. The guards gave me entrance into the gate to photograph closeups, which was awesome!
So, this one is for you dear Chuck, with many thanks for your incredible musical talent. Chuck plays keyboards, drums, guitar, harmonica, bongos – heck you name it! The gift of music that he gave to me started when I was only about 7 years old or younger! Chuck taught me that music not only comes straight from the heart, but that it also sinks deeply with great depth and emotion into both the heart and soul as well! My Big Bro’ is one heck of a fisherguy and he still paddles in my first kayak that I gave to him almost 10 years ago. Here is one of Chuck’s musical fishing videos.
If you would like to hear more of Chuck’s music, here is his web site: Fishnmusicn
Furthermore, he does have a RB site, check it out at: drumsandkeys