?I am a very proud husband and father of 3 fantastic kids, but before I could brag about that most wonderful accomplishment, I was a guitarist/songwriter. I began taking guitar lessons on March 13, 1978, right before my 10th birthday. I took formal lessons for many years, including at Duquesne University. I became one of two lead guitarist and the primary writer for a progressive metal band back in the mid 80's to mid 90's. We were signed to a minor label but got thieved of all royalties (but what the heck, it was exposure, and those monies didn't add up to much). I always thought I would be successful some day in music but also knew I wanted to have children and raise them right so I gave up on the idea of trying to make it big as a touring band. Instead, I went to college, then medical school, then surgical residency, and have been practicing General and Vascular Surgery for the last 19 years (yes, at 50, I am guessing I might be one of the older members here). Despite taking a non-musical path professionally, I have always maintained my passion for music, and the stars in my eyes have never quite faded. I fell in love with country music about 7 or 8 years ago (a long and boring story that I won't bore you with) and started trying my hand at writing it. It didn't take long for me to feel fairly comfortable with melody and music, but lyrics, that was a different story (weak pun intended). I have become obsessed with country lyric writing since, loving every struggle along the way. When I learned that country music relied heavily on "songwriters", I became excited. I could continue to offer my children a wonderful home life while pursuing my dreams. I need to become a better writer than Josh Kear, Shane McAnnaly, and so many other greats.
My Chosen Lyrics
My Most Liked Lyrics
Top 10 most prolific
My Diamond's In The Rough
"Yes I am/A lucky man--------then possibly lead into the chorus with--Cause I found you, Someone so rare"
"Very cool stuff here! I love the conversational tone of this!"(more)
"Holding you so close we share every breath / Girl by the morning we'll have no secrets left"