since circa 1965
"I can still recall being in the crib (early 60’s) as they say, exposed to the sounds of Elvis
Presley Gospel, Everly Brothers and the Beatles thanks to my older Sister Kris, whom
when charged with baby-sitting me would often spin these LP’s to shut me up. As well,
my Mother’s favorite LPs were Ella Fitzgerald, Satchmo and Nat King Cole. My Father
tinkled the ivories a little and liked the Mills Brothers, Ink Spots and therefore I got an
early aspiration for R&B Music which peaked my curiosity at a very young age.
It really came together for me in the Mid-Late ‘70s when as a teen from the Fraser
Valley, I got my first LPs of the Powder Blues, Downchild, Al Foreman and others that
made me re-evaluate the School Band Program I was enrolled in and get on the Sax.
I would have to say thanks to my Dearly Departed Mother that recognized in me at an
early age where she heard me singing harmony to just about anything that came over that
radio in the “65 Ford Fairlane. Because of her belief that I had an ear for tone and could
carry a tune at the age of si...