Thought I’d point the way to all the talented musicians in my and Karen’s families.
My cousin, Dave, is a composer currently living in New York. He’s getting his music work for pay life moving forward doing scores for indie movies, theater productions, commercials, and the like. He’s also quite the visual artist, but his focus is music. If nothing else listen to the Menarquia, which he composed, and La Campanella, which he sort of composed (read his intro to it) and plays. Just beautiful.
Karen’s cousin, Mike, is quite the song writer/singer/musician. He’s a doctor by trade, but spends as much time as he can in Nashville writing, singing, and trying to get his stuff out there. Check out Mike’s page. He isn’t singing on all the tracks, as you will be able to tell, but he’s there on many of them. He wrote all of them. Check him out. My personal favorites here are My Endless Dream and XOXOX.
My cousin, Karl, has been making music most of his life. He’s had quite a bit of indie success, touring in the US and Europe with various bands and alone. You can check out Karl’s page and see if he’s soon to be playing in a town near you. I’m loving That’s How I Got to Memphis and Dark Sedan.
My Uncle, Tom, has also been playing music most of his life. When he was younger it’s what he did for a living, traveling from place to place, mostly alone, but sometimes with a band, playing gig after gig. I was lucky enough to see him play once when I was a teen. He gave that up for a time… not music, just music for a living, and got all legit doing the attorney thing, but he’s now getting back into playing. We’re all glad, though I think he’s probably ecstatic about it. Very fun to watch him… he’s a fantastic guitar player. Sweet Pretty Lady and I Will Always Be Your Boy bring back great memories of Tom playing live and recording. I still have your album Tom and sometimes actually spin it.
Cousin Kevin… he’s an inspiration to all who know and love him. Let the music live on.