I'm a songwriter who has been writing and recording original music for over 25 years. At an early age I loved listening to my parents' records (Beach Boys, Four Seasons, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Arlo Guthrie, movie music, sound effects, etc.). In junior high school, I became a huge Beatles fan and came of age at the height of the album-rock era. I had written poetry from a fairly young age and this naturally evolved into song lyric writing. Around the age of 15, I got serious about playing the guitar and also started toying with the piano. The poetry, guitar playing and a healthy dose of normal teen angst started me on the path of writing songs and I'm still at it. After college, two of my dear friends from high school started recording with me on 4-track cassette (technology that made decent quality, homemade recordings feasible). We released 3 "friends and family" cassette albums in the late '80s and had a great time writing and recording the songs. Working on 4-track (as the Beatles had) was great training. In the '90s, marriage, houses and the corporate world took precedence over recording but after moving to Seattle in the late '90s, I found myself writing songs at the same pace I had in college. In 2000, I started working with a vocal coach, the superb Emily McIntosh, and started spending more hours recording. In 2002, when my old 4-track machine finally stopped working, I switched to digital hard disk recording. These events lead to my first "Friends & Family" solo album in 2003. I have released 6 other CDs since then (including a re-master of recordings from the '80s) and my new record, "Cohesive" is being released for sale in the summer of 2007.