Imagine yourself in a small mining town on January 29th, 1958. You’re in a condemned hospital where a mother is giving birth to her 4th child while her husband, covered in coal dust from the mines, paces the waiting room. This is the beginning of my story. From that condemned hospital, through many changes and challenges, to having my songs played all over the world, this is my story. “Change always teaches us to be everything we’re destined to be”. We don’t always know what life will bring, what dreams will become reality, what dreams will crash and burn, but one thing is certain. Change is either our friend or our enemy, we choose which.” - Bill Abernathy
A few of my guitars displayed in my loft

A few of my guitars displayed in my loft

Willow Creek is a special place for me

Willow Creek is a special place for me

Not a bad place to hang out and play music

Not a bad place to hang out and play music

My inspiration for music comes from many places. Events that occur to me, my family, my friends, and sometimes to people I have never met. I find it interesting to let my imagination go regarding these events and see where it takes me. Hence the statement, "If you hear a song that sounds like it was written about you, it might have been".
I am a pure lyrics first writer. I am a bit of a storyteller. I feel the story and lyrics tell me what the rest of the song is supposed to sound like. Due to the variety in the life events that eventually turn into my music, the final songs end up being quite diverse both lyrically and musically. I really enjoy the freedom to create this way, and many times I am quite surprised how the songs turn out.

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