B i o g r a p h y
Growing up in Minnesota, I bought my first guitar while attending college in the fall of 1970 for $20. It was an old, beat-up classical guitar that I barely knew how to play. The thought that this purchase would lead me, all these years later, to striving to be a professional singer/songwriter, never even crossed my mind. Through the years, after enjoying performing barbershop, musical theater, and even opera, singing and playing guitar with friends and family became one of my most inspiring passions. Playing made me want to play more and more, further enamoring me with this profound art form. Therefore, because of its importance in the art of songwriting, I found myself drawn to Nashville, Tennessee, where I have traveled extensively to learn and improve my craft.
Over the years, influenced by my travels, loved ones, and the vast world around me, I have been drawn to use all kinds of music to express my feelings about my personal experiences. The music making process has become more than just a form of expression, but has become an integral part of who I am and how I interpret the world. Music is the mode through which I am able to express my most intimate thoughts.
After over 30 years as an emergency physician, songwriting/music making is my hobby turned second-career. While we have called many places across the globe ‘home’, my wife Jill and I live in Madison, Wisconsin and enjoy traveling, especially with and/or to visit our three children, Sam, Jenna, and Amy.