My music and guitar playing has been influenced by many musicians and styles over the years. I receive great audience response, especially for my songwriting and acoustic guitar playing. My slide guitar version of Amazing Grace has been viewed over 81,000 times and counting on YouTube; see the link on this page. There’s also a link to an original slide guitar tune on YouTube.

I began perfoming professionally in the late 1960’s with Marc Cashman as part of a folk duo, Cashman & Raiken. Marc and I performed in the Eastern U.S. and Canada as featured performers and as a lead-in for major acts such as Tom Rush, Hall & Oates, George Carlin and Alex Taylor