Most of the instrument and vocal tracks that you’ll hear in my recordings were provided by me; however, I consider myself to be more of a song-writer than anything else. There are certainly more talented musicians and singers available but very few of them would be willing to work with me during my typical late- night and early-morning studio sessions.
Like most people, I grew up listening to all kinds of music. If I liked the sound, the genre of the song didn’t matter. At this point, I’ve been musically influenced by just about anyone who has released a song over the last 50 years or so and it shows in the music that I write and record. It’s difficult to classify my songs using standard genre terms since my intent is to simply create something people can relate to.
Most people find the sound of my final recordings quite unique as well. This is probably due to the fact that I have always loved the sound of traditional acoustic folk instruments but I’m also a huge fan of rock & roll (all forms). During recording sessions, I tend to blend folk instrument tracks with typical rock instrument tracks. If you thought you heard a dulcimer or banjo in one of my rock tracks, it’s because well, you probably did. What I’m trying to say is, if you’re looking for something different to listen to, you’ve probably found it… By the way, for those who need to know, my material is registered with the US Copyright Office and BMI.
“Remembering Who I Am” was released on April 15, 2013. The album is a collection of songs that reflect lessons learned and hope for a better tomorrow. The album is classified as “folk-rock” but my intent was to provide a little something for everyone. Three of the songs in the collection are dedicated to people who definitely made a difference in my life; however, the rest of the album is dedicated to anyone who’s willing to take the time to listen. You might say that I’ve been working on this album my whole life so I’m truly hoping that people will enjoy it. Hopefully, you’ll even find a little meaning in the lyrics.
If you have the time, please feel free to listen to a few of the album tracks using the audio tools provided on this page. If you like what you hear, individual tracks and album downloads are available at CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. A physical CD is also available on the CDBaby website. Music that isn’t heard really has no meaning. So, thank you for giving my songs a chance to be heard.
“Words Unspoken” is another song from the album. This one has special meaning for me however since it was written in memory of my mother. My wife (Julie) recently created a video for the song which was uploaded to YouTube and linked below. Our hope is that the video can somehow provide comfort to others who may be dealing with the loss of a loved one. In time, things will get easier but the emptiness will unfortunately remain. Hold on to the memories and your loved one will always be with you…
So, now you know. The photography skills that you may have marvelled at during your visit on this site aren’t mine. I was with Julie when she took most of the images but I certainly didn’t see what her camera saw… Thank God we have people like her who can capture the images the rest of us miss!!