Carl's musical career began at age
seven in Sedalia, MO as an accordionist and was playing local
restaurants by age twelve. Guided by veteran musicians into a
style similar to Chicago accordionist, Art Van Damme, he began to see
wider possiblities and aspired to develop proficiency on piano, vibes,
While attending Central Missouri State University, he played
vibes and piano with the jazz combo and lab band. With his own
entertained at Lake of the Ozarks resorts and around the Kansas City
area. After earning his Marketing Degree, Carl decided to travel
for a year before conceding to the business world.
That “year” stretched into twelve. Carl
throughout the United States and Canada as a single, duo, or trio.
clubs, hotels, resorts, and events, Carl developed a remarkable
versatility and ability to relate to any audience. He entertained
thousands of vacationers at resorts such as: Wisconsin Dells,
County, Lake Geneva, Brown’s Lake, Put-in-Bay Island, Branson,
Lake of the Ozarks, Indiana Beach, Sioux Ste. Marie, Mackinac Island,
New Orlean's French Quarter.
A two year stint with the "Gloria Glore Four" added a
showbiz dimension to his resume. Recording advertising jingles,
projects and videos, rounds out Carl's musical background.
Carl sticks closer to home now and has been performing in
and around Peoria, IL for over twenty years. He enjoys the
audiences that have developed as a result.
Look for Carl locally at company and civic events, clubs,
restaurants, private parties and wineries.
Carl is also a member of
Peoria-based band, Class Act.