If life experience is the fodder from which great songs arise, Howard's life is a testament. He lived on the edge of a knife for too many 30 years going through a succession of adrenalin pumping careers including service as a medic, firefighter, cop, detective, forensic specialist and doctor. As he says in the reflective bio tune "Still Small Voice", "the story's written on his arms in ink and scars."
Being witness to the human condition at its worst, becoming intimate with the violent moments between life and death, and losing friends in the lineof duty, brought a perspective of what is really important. As he wrote in the swampy southern rock number "Cut One We All Bleed, "When you take an oath and live by a creed, you cut one of us, we all bleed."
Howard has mellowed a bit. He's using an acoustic guitar more often. "I'm still using those blistering nuggets of lust, love and gritty life I see everyday to craft songs. But I'm choosing to do it with less bars, and less bar chords."
Howard is currently recording demos in St. Louis and Nashville, putting together a catalog of songs.
As a writer and novelist, Howard has published a number of articles in various technical and professional journals over the years. He recently published a science fiction novel, "The Mercury Vapor Lamp Experience", available at Amazon.com and for Kindle download.