"I listened to a lot of Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones as a kid, and later, Tom Waits. Their music led me to many other musicians, including Robert Johnson, Lightnin' Hopkins, Little Walter, and more. After while, just listening no longer cut it. I wanted to try to make some music. So I got an acoustic guitar and started learning to play from the recordings of those same musicians. I later figured out some basic harmonica and drums, bought a four-track cassette recorder and started "writing" my own songs. It was a nice surprise to find that folks (besides family and friends) liked my music, even some industry pros."