I listened to a lot of Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones as a kid, and later, Tom Waits. Their music led me to a lot of other musicians, including Robert Johnson, Lightnin' Hopkins, Little Walter, and more.
I later bought an acoustic guitar and harmonic and started working on my own songs. Over the past twenty years or more, I've had the good fortune to have some of my songs and/or lyrics recognized in national and international songwriting competitions, and--over the past couple of years--to have a two of my recorded tracks (one original and one cover) played regularly on national satellite radio (SiriusXM's program The Coffeehouse). Most recently, our oldest son, an aspiring drummer, has begun playing with me at live shows. My CDs and single releases are available here: