Written by on November 11, 2021

I grew up in a one-horse town. While just about everyone in that town was busy farming in some capacity, I was submerging myself in music. Now, there were no music stores or anything music related in this town, just the radio stations that came in. I would stay up so late to record shows that premiered new bands to cassette and bring my device into school to play for my sixth-grade lunch class. Everyone would always look forward to it because they could never stay up late to hear the latest and greatest.

When I was eight I had a bigger record collection than most adults. Music was my life and I loved just about every genre out there. AC/DC, Frank Sinatra, Meatloaf, ELO, Johnny Cash, you get the idea. On the very first night MTV aired, me and a friend stayed up just over 24 hours to take it all in, and several thousand hours after that. Before this I had no visions of all these bands, and the videos just pushed me overboard! I had to do this for a living! I had to get out of the one-horse town for that to happen, which I did. Now, I’ve always loved heavy music and I really love playing it live because it’s about the only genre that you can act like a total nut and look great on stage doing it. I guess the point of my story here is that people always just assume I’m a heavy singer and only listen to heavy music and that couldn’t be farther from the truth. I just needed to get that off my chest as I sit here reflecting on how much good music I grew up on and how many other different projects I’d like to do. Anyway, thanks for listening!


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