I agree with David Crosby when he writes, “Time is the
When a listener gives me their time, I will make it worth their while.
Depth in a three-minute story song is a great way to say, “Thanks for
My song-writing heroes have left their stamp on my heart. Let me mention
a few of these influential writers: Guy Clark, Janis Ian, Jerry Jeff,
Bruce Cockburn, Sibelius, Joe Ely, Eric Andersen, Glenn Tilbrook, Neil
Finn, Keven Welch, Charlie Rich, and Augie Meyers. In fact, the greatest
moment I’ve known as a song writer was when Augie opened his ‘Blame It
On Love’ CD with my song ‘Autumn Eyes’. I also thank the following
artists for recording my tunes: Jany Szabo, Pam Loe, Alexandria, Dale
Watson, Juliett Lane, Land and Hildebrand, Chris Clark, Charlie Rich,
Jr., and Delaney Bramlett.
A few highlights of my solo performing career were opening for Waylon
Jennings, Ernest Tubb, Jerry Jeff Walker, Patty Loveless, and a solo
spot in the middle of the Charlie Rich Show at The American Royal in
Kansas City, Missouri. (The folks back home still talk about that one!)
In this day and age of categories, you could pigeon hole me under
‘Country and Mid-Western with a touch of Swamp.’ See ya on the radio.
Thanks for your time!