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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States | SELF

Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States | SELF
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"When The Winds Blow" CD with Windhaven



I grew up in a talented family and first found his creative expression as an artists. By my early teens I had started writing short stories and novels, and evolved into a musician by his late teens. Early influences were Progressive Rock bands such as Pink Floyd, Rush, Yes, Kansas and Jethro Tull, followed by Heavy Metal bands such as Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden. Then I discovered Richard Wagner and realized that Wagner, Beethoven and Strauss were the Heavy Metal pioneers of their day. After that realization, all music was accessible, and the many musical explorations that followed flowed from that.

I joined my first Rock band as a bassist in 1986 and realized quickly that I was at odds with most of the musicians I knew, in that I was more interested in making great, challenging music than parting and screwing around. That pattern repeated for the couple of decades. I took a detour for about eight years to drive a long haul tractor-trailer, but moved to Florida in 2007 to resume the music, work on novels and general explore the creative impulse.