i'm a native nebraskan (go huskers!) and, when i was a kid, i heard "wichita lineman" and that did it for me. i spent twenty-five years in los angeles focusing on songwriting, recording and producing. currently, i'm on a sabbatical from california, taking time off in the midwest to work on releasing a couple of new cds and writing a musical.
a few of the strange/great highlights that have supported my songhabit: piano player for harry anderson at harrah’s tahoe; top 40 cover band new year’s gig with THE zsa zsa in the crowd dancing the night away (in a plunging gown, might i add); cinemax comedy special tunes; soundtracks for cable; "nightstand with dick dietrick"; and various songs placed with various publishers.
a few of my song heroes:
* jimmy webb
* burt bacharach
* joni mitchell
* james taylor
* steely dan
* randy newman
* billy joel
* mason williams
* michael mcdonald
later on guys like marc cohn and elvis costello started killin' me, not to mention remarkable players like bill evans and coltrane that forced my brain to stretch.
i pride myself on being a stylistically diverse writer whose sense of production and arrangement doesn't get in the way of the tunes. and i am passionate about form and rhyme.
the song IS the thing. hope you enjoy mine...