I started going to jam sessions and playing with different bands. I met Gib Guilbeau and his band at the Jack of Diamonds.
Gib formed band and played 6 - 7 nights a week at the "Jack of Diamonds" club in Palmdale in the early 1960‘s. Gib Guilbeau singer-guitarist-fiddler, Gene Parsons drummer, Clarence White guitarist and Wayne Moore on bass. Wayne was always happy to see me come in because then he could take a break and have me play.
Gib and Gene rented an old machine shop where Gib had his sound equipment in the office and did his song writing, Gene was a machinist and was restoring an old airplane frame. I had a room in the back where I repaired and repainted guitars for other musicians. Gib and I became good friends, Trudy and I would go over to his house and play cards with Gib and his wife.
As a songwriter, Guilbeau's songs have been covered by many artists, including Rick Nelson, and Rod Stewart.
In 1969, Guilbeau played in the group Swampwater, originally formed to back Linda Ronstadt
Gib received an offer to cut a solo album for Gary Paxton's newly formed Bakersfield International label. Gib recorded an engaging set of country and Cajun songs, most of them original. Two singles were issued during this period on the Bakersfield International label owned by Gary Paxton.
Gene Parsons and Clarence White left the band to join The Byrds from 1968 to 1972 while Guilbeau later joined the Flying Burrito Brothers and then as a member of Nashville West, and Swampwater,
GIB GUILBEAU - We shall rise above it all
Studio recording with Albert Lee on piano and guitars, with vocal performance featuring Gib Guilbeau, Ray Tapia and Darrell Cotton. Song Writers : Gib Guilbeau and John" Buster" Belan. This was recorded in 2007
GIB GUILBEAU - Cry Cry Darling
NASHVILLE WEST - "Sing Me Back Home" - 1967