For about as long as I can remember, I’ve had this crush on well-written songs and the stories they tell. My heroes aren’t cowboys, but rather, poets with ivory keys and phosphor bronze strings who articulate the human condition and with words can redecorate an ordinary moment with profound importance.
The cassette player in the family Suburban put melody to my childhood that left heavy foot prints in the wet cement of my musical grey matter. Some of my earliest memories have the songs of John Denver, Jim Croce, Gordon Lightfoot, James Taylor and Neil Diamond playing in the background.
The seeds of melody and phrase that were scattered by their songs took root in the peripheral of my youth; the fruit of which now hangs over the pickets of our shared fence. I hope you'll take some with you. Enjoy.
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