I got my first guitar for Christmas when I was nine years old. I used to take it to school and play Johnny Cash songs for my second grade classmates. I knew all the words to the songs I sang, but did not know how to play guitar. All through school till the day I graduated, many of my classmates thought I could play. I didn't learn how to play guitar until after I joined the U.S.C.G. I took lessons for a while, while stationed in N.J. Once my tour of duty was up, I didn't really play much for the next few years, instead concentrating on building an unrelated career and writing songs. I did play in a rock band for a month or two and a country band for awhile. The rock band members could not keep egos in check long enough to make a go of it. The country band leader told me I was to loud and to rock and roll for his taste. I did a solo benefit concert in 1993 for the American Cancer Society. It was a small show by plan, and a success according to all that attended. That very night I met my wife, hence the song 'Heaven will have to wait' on my Music Stew c.d. Since then I've written a number of songs and at my wife's insistence, purchased the equipment to begin to get my songs recorded. With a lot of help and technical advice from my friend, Huey Falls and my wife's computer knowledge (website), I have made the best c.d. I can on a very small budget. I hope you enjoy it and thank - you for taking the time to visit my site. Gordie.