I just keep making it up as I go along.
My mother died when I was 9 years old, and from that moment on I was basically on my own, trying to figure out life and making it up as I went along. Every day has been an adventure, and believe me, I’ve made more than my fair share of mistakes along the way. But with each mistake came a learning opportunity. Now, if I had it to do over again, I probably wouldn't change a thing.
My music is somewhat analogous to the general direction of my life in that I've figured it out all on my own. The summer after I graduated from high school I found an old guitar in two pieces (the body and the neck), bolted it back together, taught myself to play, and discovered that I enjoy performing in front of people. I soon started playing regularly in clubs around the Twin Cities.
I was involved in community theatre for 7 years performing (acting, singing, dancing) in 14 shows, as well as doing set design and construction, lighting, sound, and props for a couple dozen shows. It was during this period that I met the woman who would later become my wife. She added a considerable amount of stability to my life. She and my daughter and son are my rocks.
I worked as a Writer/Producer/Director for film, video, and multi-media production for 10 years; and as a Technology Systems Design Engineer for over 20 years.
My solo music performance was put partially on the back burner for a while because my regular job and life in general intervened. I'm excited now to have the chance to dedicate my energies to my music again and focus exclusively on reestablishing my solo career. This is something I’ve wanted to do for some time. We’ll see how it goes, because after all, I'm still just making it up as I go along.