I like all kinds of music, so I try to write in many genres. From old southern spirituals, to early folk music, to George Jones country, to rock and roll, to Philly international, Bacharach, Leadbelly...on and on, including opera. I've listened to all I could, and loved the 'good song' no matter where I've found it. I went to college for 5 years in western Virginia where I heard and played a lot of country and bluegrass. My father had Leadbelly records, sang opera in the shower, wrote funny songs for parties, and took us to musicals often ( he was a good friend of Gordon McCrea, who we would see every time he came to town). He would also take us to the famous Asti's restaurant in Greenwich village whenever possible, where he was on a first name basis with Gil the headwaiter ( in those days). The waiters all sang opera, and my father would join in and 'rock the house'. I've always been creative, either painting or songwriting most of my life. I'm an adequate guitar player, and they say I sing well, but I've always wanted to write good songs more than anything else. This album is my first, though I had done a few demos back when I lived in NYC. I was drinking then ( I haven't now for many years) and had muddled results. I'll let the songs do the rest of the 'talking'...I hope whoever hears them finds something to like. I look forward to my next CD, I've been writing fervently and can't wait to record the new songs. Thank you for your attention., Geoff Stack.