Grammy winner, multi-Gold & Platinum artist, member of the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and legendary guitarist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter has announced his signing with Mike Gormley’s L.A. Personal Development to oversee his career.
Baxter is a founding member of Steely Dan and was a member of The Doobie Brothers. He has also had a powerful career as a composer (co-wrote and produced the original theme for “Beverly Hills 90210”, composed, performed and produced scores for a number of TV and movie projects including “King of the Hill”, “Class of 1984”, (with Lalo Schifrin), “Roxanne” and “Bull Durham.”). He was producer for Carl Wilson, Nazareth, Billy & The Beaters #1 single “At This Moment”, Nils Lofgrin, The Stray Cats) and has been a session musician for 50 years, including contributing key guitar and pedal steel work to recording projects by Ringo Starr, Donna Summer, Joni Mitchell, Bryan Adams, Freddie Hubbard, John Cougar Mellencamp, Cher, Rod Stewart, Roy Orbison, Glen Campbell, Dolly Parton, Julio Iglesias, Barbara Streisand, Harry Nilsson, Gene Simmons, Carly Simon, Donna Summer, The Ventures, Edgar Winter and The Beach Boys, to name a few.
“I’ve waited a long time to get this right and, with Mike on my team and with his expertise, experience and guidance, I’m ready to do this. I look forward to a long and productive relationship with Mike and moving forward on my solo career as well as a host of new projects with him."
Gormley, who said he is “thrilled to be working with the legendary Skunk”, founded LAPD 35 years ago with then partner Miles Copeland and oversaw the careers of The Bangles, Oingo Boingo and Wall of Voodoo. In 1988 Gormley took over LAPD where clients subsequently included composer Danny Elfman, Oingo Boingo, Wall of Voodoo, Concrete Blonde, Broadway and Las Vegas star Paige O’Hara, Angelique Kidjo and others.
Gormley said, “a label deal will be announced soon for the release of the first solo appearance of Skunk’s career and a new agency affiliation will soon be made public, as well. You have no idea how good this is going to be.”