Here's what I've done with my music across the ages. Please keep in mind that I am more than my music. I am also, in large part,
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-The Cooper Thang - bass
-Winding Miles Blues Band - bass
-Bud Up De Duh - BUDD - jazz fusion - bass
-Marine Corps Band - saxophone, clarinet, guitar, bass
-Frankie Lane Band - Rawhide - saxophone, clarinet, flute
-The next four bands all had the same members - Malcolm, Mark,
Bruce, and me - just different band names for different venues .
-GJ Allstars - country western - keyboards, saxophone, vocals
-Alias - heavy metal, hard rock - keyboards, bass
-Junctionaires - jazz standards, do wop - saxophone, keyboards, vocals
-Honky Kats - southern rock - keyboards, saxophone, vocals
-Openning act for Edgar Winter, Leon Russel, Sawyer Brown
-True Value Country Showdown host band - same four again
-Current Band: Reverend Ruth = electronically created music - bunches of instruments and software
Why the name "Reverend Ruth"?
Why not, I ask of ye, why not. A few years back a good friend of
mine Sandy and her husband were talking about renewing their vows. I
put together a couple mix tapes for the sound. In a fount of fantasy we
discussed briefly me officiating at the ceremony. It never happened. I
would have happily done that for Sandy - she is an awesome person.
What did happen is my curiosity led to me becoming ordained through The
Universal Life Church. It's an easy process (though I wouldn't
recommend doing it arbitrarily) because I agree with the church that all
members should be ordained to help spread the good word. It was to be a
brief "thing" to publish the first CD "Afronica" but the name stuck.
And why not - "Make a joyous sound unto the Lord".