Born in Wichita KS, raised in Sturgis, MI, then Kalamazoo, LaGrange, IN, on to Chicago, Hermosa Beach, CA, Prescott, AZ, Gold Beach, OR, and again LA. GR began as a hard rock electric guitar player emulating the high energy rock out of Detroit then fell in love with the blues in Chicago. A move out west to play some rock and roll in L.A. evolved into becoming folk legend, National Medal of Honor and Grammy award winning Ramblin' Jack Elliott's road manager, opener and sidekick for a few years. Elliott is widely regarded as the link between Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan.
While in L.A., G.R. got to know and open shows for world-class songwriters/guitarists Dave Alvin and Rick Shea, some of the best CA has to offer. A GR show is best described as Neil Young & Johnny Cash meet the MC5 riding horseback through the desert chasing Woody, Ramblin' Jack, Townes Van Zandt, Led Zeppelin, Tom Russell, John Prine, Guy Clark and a mariachi band at some obscure and magnificent raging campfire.