Influences: Oscar Peterson, Lennon & McCartney, Laura Nyro, Cole Porter, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Beethoven, Steely Dan, the Beatles, Jay-Z and many others.
Started piano lessons in preschool & continued with rock, jazz and classical lessons. Flunked classical piano audition at Univ. of Washington, dropped out of school, moved to California to become rock and roll star. LOL. Singer and keyboard player for many years. Loved playing music, hated entertaining/telling jokes & music business in general. Played viola 6 years in chamber group. Retired from work, now can focus on songwriting which I'm still learning about, but really love. Horrible performance anxiety, but no longer need to perform. I'm much better at writing lyrics than music. Recently completed two 5 Songs in 5 Days challenges. New to this group. Looking forward to learning!
Thank you for your kind thoughts on my condition. I'm doing much better!
Thank you for your kind words on "Cleaning House" I was going to go less metaphorical but it wasn't working for me so I went with what would.
Hey!! I'm up in UW land, love your writing, your talent, and your comments. Maybe we can collab sometime.
You are so kind. Thanks for listening to Calm Before the Storm!
Of course! Robin is great!! Have a great February!! Looking forward to hearing your work!
Hello! Hope you have a splendid Feb!
Welcome to FAWM! Hope you have a great month and write lots of new songs!!