Swede Home Alabama
I was born at a very early age in Guntersville, Alabama. During my formative years I learned to brush my teeth, tie my shoes and ride a bicycle. I also listened to Elvis records and wore pajamas with little animals on them. Since those days everything else has been pretty much of a blur. Along the way, however, I did manage to finish school. I eventually stumbled onto the guitar and figured out enough chords to eke out a living as a musician. Some years down the road I traded one of my guitars and an amp to this crop-duster pilot for flying lessons. Several thousand flight hours later I had conned my way into the captain's seat of a Boeing 727, where I'm currently gainfully employed. During that time I also got married, unmarried and raised my two kittens, Guinness and Heineken, to become useful and productive members of society. When I wasn't busy composing this autobiography, I wrote a bunch of songs that I recorded with some friends of mine from Göteborg, Sweden and Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The album is called 'Swede Home Alabama'. That pretty much sums up my life. I've gotta go now, I need to brush my teeth. Musical influences and other favorites include Elvis, The Beatles, John Fogerty, Tony Joe White, Tom Waits, Ray Charles, John Prine, Stevie Wonder, Randy Newman, Rickie Lee Jones, Peter Gabriel, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison, Hank Williams, Roy Buchanan, Norah Jones, Eva Cassidy, John Hiatt and Aimee Mann.