Fifty years in music! Yes, it seems like quite an accomplishment. But if you look a little closer, you’ll find a boy fairly unconcerned with issues and events that most people think of as the future. You’ll see a guy who’s wondering what he did wrong to have to spend his high school years marching to English class in a military school uniform. Picture him putting down the rifle he was issued and picking up a guitar for the first time, and the look on his face when, at last, something made sense. And then, you might peer into the psyche of a young fella who loved the music of words enough to postpone the last stages of an art degree to follow his cellular desire to learn about that love and begin to understand. He understood that he was of an age to be sent against his will to southeast Asia to become a soldier. He had a different idea. Songs and the need to write them… Concerts made up of those songs and the joy of performing them in front of listening, responsive people.