The 12 string acoustic guitar captured Bret’s hands and heart early in his playing career. His compositions are inspired by the harmonies and distinctive ringing voice of these guitars, a blend of acoustic jazz and folk, and reflecting the rhythmic strength of the instrument. His early influences include (but certainly are not limited to): Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Tom Petty, Neil Young, and the Allman Brothers. Other influences and musical interests include flamenco, jazz, bluegrass, and classical guitar.

Bret currently resides in Waterford, NY, with his beautiful wife, Karen, and two Siamese cats Carlos and Stevie.