I grew up in the seventies, when you could turn on the radio and hear the Eagles, the Carpenters or Linda Ronstadt singing 'Desperado,' when genre divisions between rock and country and pop and folk became blessedly meaningless. I stumbled upon a country AM station, WHN, there in northern New Jersey, and became a diehard fan of Tanya Tucker during her teen years, and Waylon and Willie and Dolly and Loretta, and Merle and Tom T. Hall . . . country music gave me a window onto the rest of America, outside of the greater New York area. I'm an unlikely person to be writing this music, I know, but I figure I'll just make that my shtick and laugh along with the rest of you . . . I'm getting some songs published in Nashville now, and I go there a lot; I've gotten some indie cuts and I dream of getting major label cuts. But meanwhile, I thought I'd put some of my songs out there, the way I sing them and hear them in my head and heart. I'm proud that a song of mine was a winner in Artists For Literacy's 'Songs Inspired by Literature' contest in 2004 and will be on one of their CDs. Stop by my website sometime and say hello!