interest in music began in grade school while growing up in the Pico
Union District of Los Angeles, CA. By the time my family moved to South
Gate in the early eighties, I was well into 50ís Rock íní Roll, Doo Wop
and Blues. Still, it wasnít until I was 18 years old that I decided to
start playing the guitar. At first, I was mostly interested in T-Bone
Walker, Otis Rush and Buddy Guy. I didnít have any interest in harmonica
blues until I happened to visit Lamarís Records in Long Beach. Gil 'Lamar'
Duarte, who is an avid record collector and a virtual walking
encyclopedia of Blues music, was very instrumental in shaping my musical
knowledge through story telling, historical facts, and access to his
After taking some time off, I formed my band fronted by singer, harp player San Pedro Slim aka David Keifer. The San Pedro Slim Band played locally for a number of years and also recorded the CD 'Another Night on the Town'. Ultimately, the group disbanded a few years after. I took a long hiatus and it wasnít until Mike Arguello from 2000 Lbs. of Blues called that I started playing again. After being in Mikeís band for several years I joined The Mighty Flyers. My first gig with the band was at a local club in late June of 2002.