Just a Scuba Cowboy
Music has always been my first passion. From the time I was a small child singing along to tunes in the car or trying to impersonate Elvis in the shower, I always knew I wanted to sing. Of course, sometimes life sends us on a little sidetrack before we get a chance to chase our real dreams and my life was no exception. For a variety of reasons I didn't get a chance to really start pursuing my musical career until about 4 years ago. Fortunately, however, through the wonderful support of many of you folks and the long arm of the World Wide Web, things are happening quickly these days and I expect it will only get more frenzied as time goes on. Honestly, I love almost all genres of music, as long as it's not angry or hateful. Country, Classic Rock and Blues have always been my favorite simply because the songs tell a lot of stories about life. The words paint pictures that are easy to connect to because many of us have been sittin' in those same shoes at one time or another in our lives. That's what music is to me... a universal medium that crosses all the boundaries: age, race, color, language, everything! When people share music they are sharing a little piece of their lives together and it is a beautiful thing. I like songs where the lyrics are clear and purposeful, whether it is a heart-wrenching ballad or a rowdy sing-along, I think it's important to hear what the songwriter has to say. As for my own genre I would say it more closely fits Country Music, but as you can already see I've taken that into a slightly different direction on some of my work. I've been diving for about 5 years now as well and I've met so many great friends along the way, I decided to do a few albums that lean a little more toward the sport of scuba diving and the 'island' way of life in general. I've attempted to include a real diversity of songs on these 'Scubaribbean' (That's my own new word!) albums so that they are enjoyable for all listeners, whether they are divers or not. Hopefully you will all let me know if I've succeeded. I'm already back in the studio working on the first country album, but we'll be starting back into the live shows more often as well, since my travel schedule isn't so hectic during the winter. I'll keep you posted on all of the upcoming shows and other exciting things that are happening. Until we meet again, keep lettin' your heart shine all the way to the outside and share it with the world! All dah' best! Pup.