My dad had records, lots and lots of records. And I had free reign. At an early age I began to explore the history of American music. From Count Basie to Fats Dominio, Hank Williams to Hoyt Axton, Robert Johnson to Willie Nelson; Dylan, Parton, Holly, Presley, Wainwright, Cash; The Supremes, The Dead, The Beatles, The Blasters; Folk, Doo Wop, Big Band, Country & Western, Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll.
Sitting in front of my dad's record collection, digging through the stacks till an album cover caught my eye; the scratch of the needle; the brief moment of calm before the first blast of sound; the hours spent around the turntable truly was the beginning of my passion and connection to music.