“You’ll never know which is the right or the wrong way ‘till the end of the road” is a verse from a song of mine on the album Old Dirt Road. So many things happen to us in our lives, that at the time may seem terrible or wonderful, but we really don’t know if it is actually a good thing or bad thing - we just don’t know. It’s only at the end of the journey, when you can look back and see the path you took and where you arrived, that you can determine whether it was good or bad. And so it has been with me. Now, 59 years old I have a lot of years to look back on. I grew up in the heart of the valley – “Free Falling” in Reseda. Good old Reseda California. Middle of the middle class. I started writing songs when I was in my early teens. It was my outlet, a way of expressing myself and directing all that youthful angst and energy towards something good and fun. And then life happened. Job, kids and keeping the lights on. The whole catastrophe as they say. But along the way, I always continued to write. It was both the outlet and the inspiration I needed. Funny as it seems, the more stress, the better the songs got. Finally, at age 57 I started to seriously record. First, with Garage Band and later through very fortunate circumstances, with Walt Bowers - a sound engineer/musician extraordinaire, in an actual sound studio. This was the person I needed to take my music to the next level. I have learned so much from him. My writing got better, my music got better and so it goes. The journey continues, the songs keep coming. I am a songwriter. I find the words that have meaning and melodies that resonate. We all share the common condition of being human. My goal is to get my songs “out there” and someday have them performed by some established, amazing, and talented people. John Warden P.O. Box 15 McCall, Idaho 83638 USA [email protected] www.cheaptrouble.com
It's just a part of me like a leg or an arm.
To have a professional artist adopt one of my songs.
Getting a new president.
Loving in Your Eyes - C&K
Moody Blues, Jackson Browne, Dan Fogelberg, Beatles, Cecilio and Kapono
Too shy to perform live.
Lots of good songs never get heard
So far so good
Getting my songs heard
Be able to put on a "show".