Monday, May 2, 2011

The Stiffwater Years

This period of my musical history deserves its own section.
Stiffwater was not only a band - it had a life of its own, and at times it was a force to be reckoned with.
The band was a big part of my life during a crucial period of my development*, and had an effect in shaping who I was to become, as a musician and as a creative human being.
*[I'm not going to call it 'growing up.' that would be inaccurate to say the least. ]

The beginnings of Stiffwater-
Our first gig in 1973, as Sidewinder:

L-R: Matt Monfort, Ken "Herf" Herfert, Nelson West, and myself.


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