I hate bio's they mean abolutely nothing! I am who I am and thats that! Just listen to the songs it's all about the songs. The songs are about me and they are part of me and that is really all you have to know. Am I a successful songwriter? No. Am I successful in life? Yes. Am I happy? Yes. Does the music business suck? Yes. I have been writing and recording since I have been 19 I am 50 now what else do you want to know? My influences? I am always listening to the blues. Although it does not always come out in my music, I believe the blues is sacred and after studying the blues on the piano for many years I finally realized that I will never be a great "Bluesman" and I should not try and imitate I should create. The Beatles are also a big influence just like the are anybody else who has written pop songs. I plead guilty to being a product of my generation the 70's. I also have studied jazz piano for a solid year. That opened my eyes and ears to a different language. I also like country music, the more tradtional stuff back before Country started sounding like rock music. Rap and hip hop is alright with me although for me to perform it would be dishonest, I wrote and produced a rap tune though, it was cool .The almighty acoustic guitar will always have a special place with me as will the sound of good piano track. Less is more for me. My favorite song of all time? I guess it has to be "Tangled up in blue" Dylans masterful work. Brilliant lyrics and simple arranging, no can imitate that man.....My all time favorite album would have to be Abby Road by the "you know who's" rock music at it's finest!