Born in NOLA – lived in Lafayette – sang in the orphan’s choir for the Archbishop - moved to Annapolis in 7th grade.
Started guitar – got a blonde Airline out of the Monkey Ward’s catalog. Bought bass strings and used it as a bass.
Got a Precision Bass for my birthday – 11th & 12th grade in the Tower of London.
Signed to Montgomery Records – recorded first single August 66 at Edgewood in DC “Substitute” (P. Townsend) /”Perpetual Dreamer” (J.S. Tullier).
Met Jimi Hendrix and the Experience at the Ambassador Theater (DC) in August of 1967 – three nights - saw six shows – had drinks with Mitch and Noel at Charlie Byrd’s Showboat Lounge across the street each night. The last night I went to the Shoreham Hotel where the band was staying and had a glass of wine with Mitch and Noel so they could read my NME and Melody Maker papers from London to catch up on what their friends were doing back home. Went up to their rooms where Jimi was listening to Winnie the Pooh LP. The Who were in town touring with Herman’s Hermits. I found out where they were staying and called Keith Moon to hand over the phone to Noel. Then Pete Townsend showed up in a gold lame’ jacket and Jimi played I Can’t Explain.
College days – in David managed by Jan Lucas.
1970-1 - Wrote “Einstein’s Lament” which got David a session with Billy Jackson. Recorded demos at CBS/Columbia studios at 49 West 52nd Street with Billy Jackson producing. When we walked in Paul McCartney was just leaving. He was there for his “Ram” sessions.
Wrote “What’s So Bad About Evil” about Evil Knievel jumping the Snake River in 1974. Released 45 with “Don’t Say You Got It if You Don’t” on the flip side.
Joined Vandaltones (version 3) in 1977 as lead singer with T. Campbell and J. Turner, R. Sears and C. Kriz. Recorded with Pete Johnson at Rabbit Reproduction Studios. Met Crack the Sky through Pete Johnson.
December 1978 with T. Campbell in Woodstock at Bearsville – wrote three songs (including “No Heroes”) for a future third Crack the Sky album.
Crack the Sky sued Lifesong Records. Our tunes didn’t get on the album.
March 1979 offered an album deal from Lifesong (also being sued by Jim Croce’s widow Ingrid). Turned down deal and worked with Rick Witkowksi of Crack the Sky shopping for a new deal for the rest of 79.Continued to work with producer Rick Witkwoski cutting demos in Annapolis and wrote and recorded single “Go Modern” in 1981 released with “Boy Meets Girl” on Fighting Ship Records with G. Stucker, R. Sears and C. Kriz.
Got married – continued to write and record. Sent cassette to Kim Fowley who called from Australia when he heard my song “From Bandstand to the Who”. Met Kim in DC area in 1983 and 1984 looking for a deal.
In 1985 recorded at Hit and Run studios with J. Turner and R. Sears. Songs written by J.S. Tullier including “Everybody” and “Crazy Jane” recorded by Carey Ziegler. Sent cassette to labels.
In 1986-7 recorded King Nine sessions at LSP studios with T. Campbell, Dana Biagini and Les Lentz. Songs written by J..S. Tullier and T. Campbell. Covered “So Sad” by the Everly Brothers. Sent King Nine Cassette to labels.
In 1989 daughter Tori born – now songwriter in Nashville.
In 1990 recorded with Les Lentz – the Word4Word project including “Be True Too”, “Gotta Hold on Me Love” and “Love Waits (For No One)”.
In 1990 accepted as member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.
In 1998 formed The Abstractions. In 2001 cut “Secret Summer Spy EP” at LSP studios with J. Turner and J. Monet.
Moved to the country.
Back in Naptown -
In 2013 recorded four song EP at Mount Vesuvius studios (A. Buchheister, engineer) with K. Whisman and Joe JW Walsh including “A Lot to Live For”, Everything’s OK” and a cover of the Cliff Richard and the Shadows tune “The Time in Between”. “A Lot to Live For” was released as a digital single in 2021.
In 2016 recorded six songs at Severn Studios engineered and co-produced by D. Earl with A. Buchheister, L. Melton, AJ Eckert, G. Phillips and W. Watkins.
In 2017 recorded new songs at Mt. Vesuvius Studio with engineered by A. Buchheister with L. Melton and M. Eckman.
In 2018 Vandaltones released 1st EP Heavy Water with songs about climate change including “Floodprone Blues”, “Little Tiny World”, “Waveland” and “Reap What You Sow”. EP Released on Fighting Ship Records. “Little Tiny World” was released as a digital single in 2020.
Later in 2018 released 2nd Vandaltones EP High Society featuring “High Society” a tune about legalizing cannabis. Also included “Floatin’” and “Bad Day at Black Rock” and “Party, Party, Party”. “Bad Day at Black Rock” was released as a digital single in 2019.
In 2018 and 2019 continued to write new material and record at Mt. Vesuvius.
Third Vandaltones EP “Feel Good” to be released in Fall of 2021.