Born: Pacific Northwest, moved to California when nine.
Father was preacher in small cow-country towns and housed in old bunkhouses.
Mother was musician (mandolin), and led songs with it for revivals in Ozarks when father went up there to do his missionary thing.
Sister: in prison
Dog: run over
Wife: Cherie (45 years--she's a saint)
Jobs: Picked peaches, apricots, and pears, bucked hay, milked cows, high-climber, photographer, musician.
Singer/Songwriter since 1974.
First song learned: Oklahoma Hills when I was two
Attitude: Wild, crazy, but dead serious about songwriting
The Rover- Led Zeppelin, Poison- Alice Cooper, War Pigs- Black Sabbath, Who Made Who- AC/DC, Coma- Guns N' Roses, Estranged- Guns N' Roses, Run To The Hills- Iron Maiden, Soothsayer- Buckethead, Electric Eye- Judas Priest, A Tout Le Monde- Megadeth, Voodoo Chile- Jimi Hendrix, Little Wing- Jimi Hendrix, and Mr. Crowley- Ozzy Osbourne. I could probably think of more, but these are some of them.BQ: Dave Mustaine, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Harris, and a quite a few more.BQ2: Writing songs for a livnig is easy. Writing QUALITY songs for a livnig is difficult.
review written by: Santosh