Bluzin for You
Dennis is a native Californian born onto a farm in Mountain View into a musically talented family of 7 children. Dennis has been a Bay Area musician since the mid '60's. It all started when his father bought him a Kay flat top at the age of 10. He learned by watching and listening to his older brother Darryl and Dad play guitar. In the '70's Dennis expanded his talents to include the Keyboards. He has played in numerous local bands. He decided to take a hiatus after the last band break-up and see where the music was going and/or where it would lead him (Play for You). Now as a published song writer with new all original material and his own style and interpretation of the Blues he's back on the scene. The Blues is the medium to enable him to express himself best in his music. He's a Vietnam Vet (No Respect, Back In The 'Nam, and Uncle Sam) and a former Green Beret (Airborne!). He has had numerous life threatening instances throughout his life in and out of the military. Dennis has keen perception and is very empathetic and with these traits and his talent, it makes for a good Blues song writer. Dennis' brand of Blues is closely related to the '70's era with a twist. He says 'You have to have heard it or have been there to appreciate what that era did for music. The '60's and '70's were the renaissance years in many respects and music in almost every genre was kickin'.' Asked whom his mentors were he responds, 'Anyone who I've ever heard play music and sing a song.