Herb began his career in Berkeley, California
in the early 60's playing 5 string banjo and acoustic guitar with
people like David Grisman, Butch Waller, David Nelson, and Jerry
Garcia. Herb has done well in adding his talents to the recordings
of many folk and country music artists of today.
the last thirty years, Herb has lived in southern California, and
participated in select music groups, either in recording, or traveling
on the road doing concerts. His recording discography is like a
who's who of the singer/songwriter scene, so prevalent in the 70s
and 80s. His own groups, like The Desert Rose Band, and The Laurel
Canyon Ramblers, show why Herb is so respected in the industry.
With his lifelong pal, Chris
Hillman, Herb is in the process of continuing the type of music
they both grew up playing and singing. There is a work in progress
most of the time and that's the way Herb likes it.
Television and motion picture
sound tracks are something Herb has been involved in since the early
70s. Shows like The Rockford Files, Smokey and The Bandit, the Maverick
movie with Mel Gibson, Hunter, The Simpsons, have used Herb either
on 5 string banjo, or vocals for many years.
Artists like Linda Ronstadt,
Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Johnny Rivers, Dan Fogelberg, James
Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot, Jennifer Warnes, John Prine and Jesse
Winchester have used Herb's talents in the past, and in all probability
will continue to do so ...From Carnegie Hall to the Ryman auditorium,
Herb's been on the scene enjoying every minute of it.
He hopes you do too.