I'm a Southern-born, Bay Area-raised professional musician/music teacher living in the East Bay. More the “Wedding Singer” type than “rock star”, but I make a decent living, and have played with a few big name acts. During the Alameda County Fair, you'll find me playing daily in the Wine Garden, and during the California State Fair daily at the craft beer/artisan pizza area. I drink lightly and don’t do drugs. I rarely swear, but don't care if you do. I'm looking for a smart, independent, confident women around 40 -mid 50's. I’m probably overly polite and respectful. You’ll most likely have to grab my ears and pull me forward for our first kiss.
I've lived the corporate life (15+ years a State Farm agent) and have found I'm much happier and satisfied doing what I love- playing and teaching music. I really enjoy being self-employed and the flexibility it offers me. I work most weekends (Friday & Sat. nights), but have my weekdays pretty open except when playing corporate or hotel gigs. Sun., Mon. & Tues. are usually my days off.
Part of my job is to interact with the patrons at various venues, and while I've never fooled around, it LOOKS like I do, so just a heads up. Also, I sometimes have a strange schedule so if you're flexible on the times you can get together, that's great. I'm a night owl, so not much on early mornings, but can make a killer breakfast when I do wake up.
I have a somewhat warped sense of humor, and I enjoy observing and laughing about the absurd things that happen in everyday life, and will laugh at my own foibles as much as anyone else's. I'm politically incorrect once I get to know you, though I have friends of every color and orientation. I'm by no means a "clean freak", but some friends and family call me "Mr. Monk", since I keep hand sanitizer all around. It's a habit I picked up working on cruise ships and just never gave up. I'd simply rather not use the shopping cart that "Ned the Wino" used after he sneezed into his hand, without wiping it off first.
Put me in a room with 100 people, and the strangest one there will magically gravitate to me and want to become my new best friend. Most of my close friends I have known for more than 40 years. It's not that I don't like to make new friends, I just like to keep the ones I've got.
I would love to find a Southern or Hispanic girl, not just because I love the accents and the looks, but because those who I have become friends with are some of the warmest and loving people I've ever known. Failing that, I would be happy to meet someone who realizes that "Kentucky Fried Chicken" really isn't, and "Mexican food from Taco Bell" is an oxymoron. Any woman with red hair gets to cut to the front of the line.
Movies- All-time favorite Casa Blanca, any action/adventure, Any Coen Brothers movie,
Show- Shades of Blue, American Pickers, Big Bang Theory
Music- Classic rock, blues, country
Food- Mexican, Italian, Thai, American comfort food.