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4 years 3 weeks
Born: San Mateo, California September 6, 1957. Along with one brother, raised by mother, a social worker. Attended San Jose State University on an athletic scholarship after winning California State Championship in the pole-vault. Received a BFA. After being nationally ranked and placing in international meets, moved to Los Angeles to train for the 1984 Olympics. Artistic career began after a career-ending injury before Olympic trials. Signed on with R.B. Stevenson gallery in La Jolla, Pierette Van Cleve and Art Cellar Exchange in San Diego, and had several successful sold out showings. Ended artistic career after being burned out, chemicaly poisoned and physically compromised.
Began producing Hawaiian music with my father, world-renowned pedal-steel guitar player Bobby Black, who has had long stints with the likes of Commander Cody, New Riders of the Purple Sage, and Asleep at the Wheel.
Currently living in Burligame, California with my wife, Angelina.