I grew up in big cities but live now in a smaller town up north. I love lyrics steeped in word-play, candour, and hope. I always start with the story, and then move to the lyrics. The lyrics always suggest the music, so that is the easy part. I wrote “Isolated Town” in 1995 and included it on my self-released seven-song CD, “Mashed Potato Face”, in 2000. It was only a 100-copy run. I never promoted the CD as I was not pursuing a music career full-time.
Years later, doing music full-time (piano tuning, guitar lessons, song-writing, recording, publishing and performing), I still did not promote the CD as there was something about each song I was not satisfied with. I made a small edit near the end of the original master of the song, “Isolated Town”. I was happy with the results. In October, 2012 I mailed an .mp3 and a .wav of the newly-edited version of this song to Markus Schwabe at CBC Morning North in Sudbury, Ontario. On 29-Nov-2012, a friend called me in the afternoon to congratulate me that they had played "Isolated Town" on CBC Morning North that morning at 6:45!
I have also written several songs with my daughter, Devon, and more are coming. Writing music with my daughter is an indescribable pleasure. We released our first joint effort, “The Moon In Daylight”, on cdbaby.