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photo by Gail Murphy

Monday, March 14, 2011

In the beginning...

When I was a lad growing up in Turkey Branch, Missouri, I never dreamed that I would have my own website. Of course there were no websites (except duck or frog feet and the ones the spiders chose), no world wide web and no home computers. Things certainly change. I know that lots and lots and lots of people have websites, and one more is no big deal in the grand scheme of things. But it’s a big deal for me. I’m very excited. I have wanted to get this up and running for quite some time now and it’s finally here.
The main reason I wanted a website was to be able to share the recordings of my songs with as many people as I could. I am not a very good salesman and don’t relish the idea of trying to sell CDs but I would like for people to listen to songs I record. So, for now anyway, I’m offering free downloadable mp3s so people can hear and hopefully enjoy my music. Someday, I may make a CD, but for now, if you want to support my music please share this with your friends and/or come out and hear me play live somewhere.
There are many people I want to thank for helping me get to where I am now. I want to single out Nancy Morgan as the main force behind this launch. Her intelligence, wit, creativity and endurance are the main reasons this website is here. Her ability to see the big picture and her eagle eye for fine details are the perfect combination that I needed. Thanks, Nancy.
I also want to thank all my friends and family, my band-mates and musical partners past and present, and all those great listeners and appreciaters (I know that’s not a real word) who have shared the music all these many, many, many years.  
     And...Victoria, thanks for everything.