Time Line

Time Line At-A-Glance

  • 1952, January 12

    Born – Chicago IL

  • 1952-1963

    K-Grade 7 Suburban Chicago and Madison WI

  • 1964-1970

    Grade 8-12 Sudlow Jr. High/Central High Davenport IA

  • 1965-1968

    Leader/drummer Tortoise & The Hair Davenport IA

  • 1970-1974

    BA degree-Radio/TV Speech/Journalism minor, UNI, Cedar Falls IA

  • 1972-1977

    KUNI Announcer/Music Director, Cedar Falls IA

  • 1975-1976

    Leader/singer The Raggs Revue, Cedar Falls IA

  • 1977-1980

    Leader/singer/harp player The Little Red Rooster Band

    (1977 & 1980 in Cedar Falls IA, 1978/79 in Minneapolis MN)
    During this time, Gregg Allman and Roy Buchanon sat in with the band

  • 1980-Present

    Weekend music host on KUNI FM, Cedar Falls IA

    Interviews with notable Blues Artists include:
    • Muddy Waters
    • Willie Dixon
    • Luther Allison
    • Koko Taylor
    • Albert Collins
    • Elvin Bishop
    • The Average White Band
    • Rick Estrin (Little Charlie & The Nightcats)
    • Sleepy LaBeef
    • Rory Gallagher
    • Bob Hite (Canned Heat)
    • John Sebastian (The Lovin’ Spoonful)

  • 1981-Present

    Leader/singer/harp player The Blue Band, Cedar Falls, IA

    Notable appearances include; four appearances at The Mississippi Valley Blues Festival (headlining the very first fest), two appearances at the Kansas City Jazz & Blues Fest and appearances at B. B. Kings and The Black Diamond as part of the Bluestock Festival in Memphis, TN

    The Blue Band has also shared the bill with:
    • B.B. King
    • Buddy Guy
    • Koko Taylor
    • Bobby Rush
    • Robert Cray
    • Roomful of Blues
    • Tower Of Power
    • Leon Russell
    • Lonnie Brooks
    • Duke Robillard
    • Maria Muldaur
    • Little Charlie & The Nightcats
    • Asleep At The Wheel
    • James Harman
    • Eddie “The Chief” Clearwater
    • Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials

  • 1981-Present

    Owner-operator of Hot Fudge Music: Record label, Music Production company representing and promoting ONLY Iowa artists

    Producer of The Iowa Blues New Year showcasing Iowa Artists in a multi-band, multi-stage event on New Year’s Eve (1993-Present)

    Produced/promoted six volumes of The Iowa Blues Compilation compact discs (1994-1999) resulting in Iowa Artists being aired in England, Australia, Spain, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, France, Brazil, Poland, and the Czech Republic

    Produced and/or pressed, distributed, marketed and
    promoted records by Iowa artists including:
    • The Blue Band (over 20 titles)
    • BillyLee Janey (4 titles)
    • Bryce Janey (3 titles)
    • 2 Bobs & A Babe (2 titles)
    • Rob Lumbard (2 titles)
    • Janey, Dorr, & Janey
    • Hazell, Dorr, & Nova – this title made the Grammy entry list
    • The Mississippi Band
    • The J. C. Anderson Band
    • Patrick Hazell & The Mother Blues Band
    • Dan (DJ) Johnson
    • The Janeys