Two years ago I moved from
L.A. where I had lived for 23 years. I never thought I would remain there for so
long, in a city that never quite felt like home, though at the time it seemed to
be the only place for a musician to live. And yet the creative flow didn't kick
in until I left L.A. and moved to Florida.
Maybe it was being away from
the L.A. music scene that got it going, or maybe it is that now when I look out
my window, I see a sparkling lake and beautiful wild life. Ironically, the only
song on this CD composed in L.A. is about my childhood in Maryland and the river
that became my spiritual refuge. That song "Lazy Waters" was
recorded by the Byrds.
My years in L.A. were
certainly not wasted. I believe that all life's experiences have profound
meaning. "A bitter sweet farewell, you've been heaven, you've been hell.
Angel Town you're still a part of me."