I am a singer, songwriter and keyboard player from Salem, Oregon. I’ve been writing songs for more than 20 years now, and for many of the darker moments in that time writing music was a primary means of therapy. As such, my songs tend to be personal, intimate and self-revealing than I am normally inclined to be.

Among other things, lyrically I write about my experience of self, of humanity, and of the world. I am by nature relentlessly optimistic, so a theme of hope runs through almost everything I write. I take as subject matter events I’ve lived, scenarios I’ve imagined, people I’ve known, and emotions I’ve felt. If you’re a friend of mine, it’s well within the realm of possibility that I’ve incorporated my perspective on you, your life, or your experience into a song or two. It’s also possible, perhaps even likely, that you may relate to a song which I wrote without you in mind. Universal themes are universal themes, after all. If a song speaks to you, I’m thrilled to have created something that has touched you.

Musically, I’m a classic rock and roll kind of guy, and the stuff I create tends to reflect that. The first question most people ask of musicians is “who do you sound like?” and I’m happy to say that I have no idea. I’m not out to sound like somebody; I’m trying to create music that I enjoy. You’re welcome to my journey.

[box]My Album: One Man Garage Band

Non-DRM, 256-bit digital downloads of individual tracks or the whole album are available at CD Baby in MP3 format or at Apple’s iTunes Store in AAC format. I recommend CD Baby since I get paid more and faster, but by all means give iTunes a go if that’s what you prefer. Samples of each track are available via those vendors as well.