Been writing songs since forever. Still striving for that perfect "10".
May 2016 - Whoa; nice morning email letting me know "The Life In Your Love" has made the Top 10 Country-Folk Chart. Many, many thanks to all of you!!
January 2013 - Thanks Broadjam! "You Never Know" has made the Top 10 Folk-Country chart once again. Thanks for listening ya'll !
What a kick! "You Never Know" has made Broadjam's Top 10 Folk-Country chart August 25, 2009, and the Alabama Top 10 chart on Sept 2. Thank you ALL for your support!
Started playing and writing music as a youth in Spartanburg, SC, as well as into radio broadcasting. Did a number of dumb things in those days (but also jammed) with high school fraternity brothers Tommy & Toy Caldwell, who eventually formed Marshal Tucker Band.
Went off to the Navy at 17 (actually, I got thrown out of the house for being an idiot.) I learned many years later that a Tommy took over at bass for the Esquires, the band I was in at the time. We all miss those boys.
At 21 re-formed a band called the "Mauroks" that had come together while stationed in Asmara, Ethiopia (Africa). Had a record out called "Susan" on De-Lite records. Unbelievably someone posted it to YouTube (search for Mauroks). My last name was Kaup at the time, my step father's, and shows up on the label.
De-Lite was the same label that Kool & The Gang broke out on. We once did a promo tour with them, and also played a High School Prom :-) with Joe Walsh and the James Gang back when they were pushing their first album. What a freakin' kick that was.
Later got into production, then built and operated a studio on Long Island for a few years. In that process realized how much I didn't know about how stuff works and went back to school to study Electrical Engineering. Before finishing I got a job opportunity at Bell Telephone Laboratories (where the Transistor, Laser, Fiber Optics and a lot of and other stuff was invented). Have gone on to help form a number of technical start up companies, but have never lost the compulsion to write and produce.
I'm on to re-kindling those endeavors.