I was born in 1976 AD on a 4.5 billion year old blue planet in a solar system in the Gould Belt of the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy.
Approximately 5,200 years after the invention of writing in Mesopotamia, and 18 years after my birth in Kerrville, Texas, I started writing songs about remarkable people and places that I wanted to remember. Because no one else knew the songs, I started singing them myself at a bar in Austin, Texas on Tuesday nights.
Through music, I kept meeting interesting people, and through writing and singing songs about them, I have had the opportunity to travel around the North American continent and also around Europe. When no interesting people are around, I make up songs and stories about interesting people that I imagine.
But there have been plenty of fascinating people around me during the years I have lived in Mountain Home, Houston, Dallas, New York, Madison, Wisconsin, and now again, since 2007, Austin.
Over the years, I have recorded the songs and offered them for sale, as albums, 6 different times. In September of 2013, I offered the latest collection of songs - called 'Stories They Tell' - to the public in exchange for money and attention.
The eleven new songs add up to a retrospective, big picture look at what humans have been doing over the last 10,000 years. Making tools and stuff, forming relationships based on power, money, sex, and/or love, and, most importantly, telling stories of how it all went down.