Ivy Covered Dreams
******/\******* FEATURING; Ken Holbrook, Keith Elkins & Jamie Sawrie... A FEW WORDS ABOUT THIS PROJECT AND MYSELF... First and foremost, I want to thank my family for their inspiration on this endeavor. It really had it's meager beginings 38 or so years ago, when at the ripe old age of 6, I performed the song 'Hansel & Gretel' by the 'Flintstones' (for a family Christmas party) while walking circles around the coffeetable in my parents livingroom. From there singing, working with various bands in the Youngstown Oh.& New Castle Pa. Area, and learning as much as I could about the music industry took as much precedence as, camping and hanging with friends. 1985 brought a move to Florida and life intervened, children to raise and several years of struggle, pushed music to the back burner. During these years a vow was made that one day, I would return to music and never look back. That return became reality in 1999, with a new Washburn guitar under the Christmas tree. In the time since, I feel as though I have been making up 18 lost years, but now I can finally start to share the fruits of my labor. Now with a Martin & my trusty ol' Washburn, I am once again realizing my music as more than a hobby. So I thank my wife Marsha for that guitar on Christmas morning and the encouragement of friends and some great musicians. I hope you enjoy, and that this finds you well... P.S. You will notice a few differnt folk styles as well as a touch or two of bluegrass on this CD. This was done partly to show my differnt writing styles & to give YOU the listener a varietal listening experiance.