From slow-steppin' to 2-steppin', it comes from the heart.
If I had to sum it all up in one line, that would be it. That's what I am. That's what I do. And I love it!
I've mostly just played for family and friends. My Mom bought me a couple hours in the recording studio for Christmas a couple years back and I fell in love with it. I saved up some money and went back and recorded a song I wrote for her, and gave it to her the next Christmas. Now I'm hooked on writing, recording, and performing. Gotta love it!
I love playing live when I can get the chance. It seems to bring out a whole different side of me, a side that's a little more out-going than usual.
I grew up listening to Kris Kristofferson records that my dad had; I love Kris' songwriting abilities, and his ability to create emotion through a song, amazing. Garth Brooks (esp. his songs written by Tony Arata). Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Blue Rodeo, Corb Lund and the Hurtin' Albertans, ... a wide variety.
Me and my guitar!!!
It's all about how the song makes you feel.