BD began playing bass professionally in 1967 and played in scores of night clubs, roadhouses, dives, and the usual assortment of weddings etc. Another great experience was playing up and down the east coast in a variety of "beach bands" doing mostly Carolina shag music, oldies, and rhythm and blues. He also performed backup for such groups as The Platters, The Clovers, The Coasters, Clifford Curry, Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs and a brief two-week stint with a young country singer named Randy Travis. BD decided to go solo in 1987 and in '93 retired from professional performances. It was about this time he started concentrating on writing. BD Says, I've enjoyed this aspect of the business a lot more than the performing end but have yet to see any financial gain, however, as any songwriter knows, once you start, you're hooked. So, if I never make a dime on any of my songs, I'll continue to crank'em out.
BD recently won second place in the Variety category in the finals at the 2002 Mountain Valley Arts (MOVA) Festival.