Hi! My name is Smokey and here is a little bit about myself.
I play steel guitar, Dobro and banjo and have been playing professionally for over 30 years. I started playing music in Visalia, California in the 1970s. I moved to San Luis Obispo, on the California coast, in 1976 and started playing music for a living.
My first full time work was house band in a local restaurant called "1865". That lasted for about six months then I got an offer to play with a band working up and down the California coast called The Brava Band.
A couple of years later I moved to LA (Beautiful Downtown Burbank) and did a bit of road work for various artists. In 1980 I toured in the NW states and Canada with a group called Wild Horse Theater. When that ground to a halt I headed back to sunny California and played around San Luis Obispo with various groups.
In 1983 on a tour from California to the Great White North, I was asked to join a Canadian group called The Lonestar Cattle Company. We had several records with good airplay and toured back and forth across the Canada with some success (Very little of it financial) until 1987.
These days I am working as a freelance musician and I am doing a lot of shows and studio work with many Canadian Artists. You can check out some of the artists that I perform with on the My Bands page.
The journey continues....