Taking the Long Way Home
This album takes a journey through life. It can be your journey through love, growing up--really anything that touched your life. We all finally get there. Artistically, my life started with the Beatles hitting the airwaves in 1963. [Note the Hofner 'Beatle Bass' that I finally got. What a great instrument.] The bright, hopefulness of 'Here Comes the Sun' signifies the meaning of the Beatles. Love was the basis of most of their music, and George Harrison brought it together on Abby Road. Instrumentally, I shot for a softer love feel in 'Eventide' which came from my musical stage play, 'Murder on the Beach, Baby.' It's a stroll down the beach with that special someone by your side. The songs that touch me most, like 'I'm a Drifter' or 'I'll Remember You' start with a sense of loss, but always return. That's what I've done, too. Of course, life without fun is nothing. So I capped the album with my own 'Rockin' On the Beach Baby,' a load of fun that puts you in your car with your baby by your side, running around the streets of Southern California. What a blast. Then, there are the five bonus tracks--one original, but all tied to traditional folk songs. There's something here for everyone. I hope you'll love listening as much as I did producing them.