I’ve written and re-written this section many times, never really achieving much satisfaction. Should I write about myself in the first or the third person? Which would be the least pretentious? Does anyone really care? Do I tell my whole musical life’s story, and answer every last question about musical influence, favorite guitar, esoteric gear, musical tool, or software usage? Do I expound about musical philosophy or approach as if (in some fantasy world) some music publication were asking me? Well, as I’ve always been a reluctant performer, and am rather comfortable as the most stealthy and subterranean of underground artists . . . that would be a “no.”
In truth, my musical gifts are relatively narrow in scope, and as such, no one should realistically bother singling me out for special virtuosity in any way. But, I’ve worked moderately hard at it and have had middling success with what I do — more so than I ever should have expected, given that I play a popular instrument (the guitar) in a vernacular, yet still district and idiosyncratic way that often goes against popular expectations. My music is not widely known. However, my efforts have, over time, received radio airplay and garnered a loyal (if sparse) audience — from the Baltic States to Australia and various points in between (across North America). So (I guess), it does matter to someone else besides me.
If you have read this far, perhaps you might navigate around to listen to some of the music or watch some of the videos. Or, maybe not. If you want to read even more, check out the press section. It’s always worth a laugh or two. One could pretty much sum it all up in the words “Weird, but interesting!” and that could be my artistic and musical epitaph. My good friend Jeff Kaiser, once told me of someone’s definition of Art as being little more than children playing on a mudbank and calling out to show their mud pies to one another.
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