I was a child of the Sixties. I grew up listening to Country, Bluegrass and Rock & Roll artists of that era. When I was 7 years old I asked my parents for a guitar after seeing Don Rich play his telecaster behind Buck Owens. From that moment I knew what I wanted to do. At about 10 years of age I met Bill Monroe. He was playing in a shopping center parking lot in Newport News, VA. I actually got to shake his hand. That was so cool as a 10 year old aspiring musician. About that same time my best friends brother turned me onto Bob Dylan. That is when the songwriting bug bit me. Since then I have tried write songs to the best of my ability, not writing everything in formula style so my songs would sound different from each other.