Last Man Standing
Music is my life. I am very proud of this, my first CD and know that once you hear it you will understand why. I have been playing and writing for years and I finally hit my stride both lyrically and musically. I'm just like you, songs come to me while I lie in bed and when I'm driving down the road. Sometimes it's based on inspiration and sometimes it's life's experiences. Let me share a little about my songs: ONE GOOD WOMAN - I heard someone say he was "Looking for one good woman." I had to laugh because they're all looking for one good man and that let's him out. ROCK BOTTOM BAR - I've lived this song.If you want to swap stories about who has played in the worst bands in the worst dives, let's do it. I believe there's a lot of musicians who can identify with this story. LIGHTNING QUICK - Sort of a Jim Croche type of Boogie Blues number LAST MAN STANDING - Simple but moving lyrics compliment the driving back-beat. My brother and my daughter sing backup and wait till you hear them. The haunting organ lead is one of the highlights of this song - It'll impress you. This song turned out so good I titled the album after it. HERE KITTY - Everybody loves this song, especially children. You'll see. THE SINGER - The only song on this CD I didn't write is this song my brother Robert wrote as a tribute to me. It's a dreamy song that reminds me of John Denver's work. I call myself a writer but I don't know what to say except "thank you little brother." ISLAND GIRL - I love the kettle drum rythm and the clavinet. Lines I wrote like "daughter of the sun, sister of the moon", evoke a feeling of actually being at the ocean making memories. GREEN MAN - Brother Robert wrote this song overnight. I added the tune, the picking, tweaked a verse and added a verse plus a kazoo part and Robert said to put myself down as Co-author. Funny thing is this tune has had the most air time coming from gardening radio shows. TRAFFIC LIGHT - All about life in a small town to a hot rocking Chuck Berry type beat. That's me on the lead guitar. BEGINNING OF THE END - I wrote this song to be sung by a woman so my daughter Amanda is the vocalist. This is a song many women can identify with. The line "I wonder Lord are you still there?" tugs at my heartstrings. I've seen women cry when they heard this song and have asked me not to play it again because it is so sad they can't get it out of their mind. NOTE: Except for the bass voice on Island Girl and the parts my daughter sings, my brother Robert sings all the backup, sometimes 3 or 4 parts. I told him he sounds like the Jordanaires which in my opinion, is the best backup group ever. We are working on music videos for select songs. Visit my website for more info and pictures. PS - The album cover is a fold-out.