Accordion, Piano
Hammond Organ & Mandolin







    I was lucky enough to join Rod on his Unplugged and Seated MTV special, featuring Ron Wood, then spending 2 years with him on the road playing 12 string, accordion and mandolin. Fantastic experience!

  • Lee Rocker

    Lee Rocker from The Stray Cats and I were on a show in the 80's called Private Eye. Many years later, a mutual friend recomended me to play some shows with Lee and we have been playing since. Great rock and roll!

  • Joan Baez

    My first tour ever! A manager that I had called me one morning and told me that a woman in her apartment building managed Joan and their keyboard player has just quit. Did she know anybody? She gave them my number and my first reaction was to say no. Luckily, I didn't and I learned alot from my band mates, especially Roly Salley. I played the piano and a Prophet 600!.

  • Kiefer Sutherland

    Jude Cole brought me in to play a few accordion and keyboard parts on Kiefers's first album. Many years later he called me play one show in Germany and I continue to tour with him including the 2022 European run.

  • Emmylou HARRIS

    I was playing a John Prine show at the Old Town School of Music when many other great of the Americana world performed as well. We were the house band that night and one of my highlights was playing with EmmyLou.

  • Van Dyke Parks

    When Bill Bonk and I fulfilled a lifelong dream of a major record deal with The Brothers Figaro, we asked to have Van Dyke write a string quartet for our tune 1959, since we heard a great string arrangement on the first Peter Case record. It was a continuation of our rock and roll fantasy!

  • John Prine on Letterman

    After John Prine's album The Missing Years became a underground hit, we were asked to play the Letterman show. He could only bring me because we used the house band. I was so scared before I played, but had such a great time for one song!

  • liza minelli

    I was asked to do a reality show that was centered around a man with cancer wanting to get married to his long time girlfriend. His fantasy was to have Liza sing New York, New York at his wedding and I was the piano player. My favorite moment was when Liza screamed out to me 'take it from the top, Charlie' (she didn't know my name!)

  • Bonnie raitt

    When John Prine asked me if I would ever go out and tour with him, the tour was opening up for Bonnie Raitt. I was able to bring my Brothers Figaro partner, Bill Bonk and my old mentor, Roly Salley played the bass. We always came up at the encore and played Angel From Montgomery with her band.


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