After several years of playing standards and blues, I came to the realization that
what I really wanted to do
play in a band that featured original music. Since there weren't any bands like
that around, I decided I'd
better start writing music myself. Writing music became an obsession, and it
wasn't a good day if I hadn't
sat down and written something.
Finally, I reached the stage where I wasn't just copying the ones who had
influenced me, but was
beginning to achieve a level of self-expression. In a couple of years I had
compiled a sizable body of
Got a band together and am currently finishing up our first CD.