The accordian was the first instrument I learned how to play, then the piano. My music teacher could never get me to practice what was written on the page, so around age 10 he encouraged and showed me how to copyright and write my own music. Since then I've picked up the guitar, drums, bass guitar, mandolin, alto sax, and a few other instruments. I still perfer to create music than to read it.
My musicial influences are: Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, Concrete Blonde, and several of the 80's hair bands.