Elementary school teacher, husband, and father who has been making music since high-school; sitting in my basement with my first guitar, the "new" U2 album - "Rattle and Hum", and it's chord book, teaching myself how to play. I played in various bands from the early 90s until 9-10 years ago. I have also been a worship leader in church for over 2 decades. I now enjoy the creative process of writing and recording music in my secret lair in the basement and sharing it for the few of you that give it a listen! I love to collaborate and have others contribute their musical skill to whatever I'm working on.
When I was young and filled with ego and delusion, I thought I wanted to be a rock star or something...jump forward 20-some years to where I'm blessed to have a great family and a job I love: I'm perfectly happy being able to create music in my basement and get together once in awhile with other musicians to jam. I love to record and tinker on a song and share it with the few people that give it a listen. I also lead worship in church a couple times a month, where I work with some extremely talented players. If I can keep doing what I'm doing now, the dream is realized.
There are too many-Where the Streets Have No Name, In The Air Tonight, Take On Me, Livin' On A Prayer...
U2, Coldplay, Switchfoot, Jars Of Clay, Pearl Jam, Counting Crows, Lifehouse, Newsboys, Tragically Hip
Life, Love, God, Struggles. Lately, reflecting on the music that has influenced me as been a huge inspiration-nostalgia, I suppose.
There is Hope. There are sparks of light in little things.
Af first, like I want to barf. Being the funny teacher guy in a room of 25 ten year old kids everyday comes naturally. Leading worship for a couple-few hundred in church is straightforward and I don't find it difficult, usually. Performing my own songs-there is something different about putting your own art/creation on display for others-a different type of vulnerability. I find that a bit more of a challenge.
Drooble is great! I love the community of like minded people wanting to share their music, knowledge, and experiences.