I love music, but I didn’t realize that until recently, relatively speaking. Started playing guitar at 51 and writing songs at 50. “Why not earlier”, you ask? I often wonder, and my Mom says, “I tried.” It’s never, ever too late. I have written several of these songs with Rob Heath, an award winning singer/songwriter from Canada www.robheath.com.
“I Wish I Knew” – Inspired by a 9 year-old girl whose father, Sgt. Michael Smith, was killed in the Dallas sniper attack. A tribute to the young lives that are so impacted by violence.
“Just Another Day” – Inspired by the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary where so many young lives were lost.
“Lou” – I was asked to do the Ice Bucket Challenge. Instead, I wrote a song about Lou Gehrig who brought the disease ALS to the forefront. Lou gave the most famous speech by a baseball player. This is a tribute to him, The Iron Horse, for playing 2,130 consecutive games. Amazing, inspirational man.
“Did You Know” – I wrote this song for Taylor (my daughter) and Seb for their wedding. A little speech at the beginning sets it up.