A longtime fixture of the New York City session circuit, guitarist Hiram Bullock proved himself equally adept in spheres spanning from rock & roll to jazz to the avant-garde. He also cut a series of solo LPs exploring funk and fusion, but perhaps remains best remembered as a founding member of the original Late Night with David Letterman house band. Born September 11, 1955, in Osaka, Japan, to parents serving in the U.S. military, Bullock grew up in Baltimore, where he studied piano at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and played his first recital at the age of six. As a teen he also mastered saxophone and bass before embracing guitar at age 16. As a music major at the University of Miami, he studied jazz alongside guitarist Pat Metheny and bassist Jaco Pastorius, and supported himself by gigging at South Beach nightclubs.