And then there was music.

Those who grew up with me know that I spent many long hours in piano lessons -- and exhilarating (occasional) nights in performances of school musicals, All-State Choir, and voice recitals.  Somewhere around age 20 my hands were restless from being away from the ivory keys, and I took up guitar.  I brought my first guitar with me to France on my post-college year of teaching English abroad, and I taught myself (slowly!) all the songs I could think of.  Knowing I could never compete with the likes of Eric Clapton and so many others, I was fairly content to imitate Bob Dylan at low volumes while roommates were sleeping.  

About a decade later, I realized I could write songs.  It was a wonderful revelation… My hope, in writing them, is that I might be able to contribute to the miraculous treasure-chest-thing that is American music.  I’ve tried to write songs that I might want to hear - or to sing.  Some are more “catchy” than others, most have a distinct folk bent to them.  Looking forward to seeing where it all goes...

Here is album #1, Songs for  Sea - Demo, written in Burlington and recorded on iPhone (May 2015)

Songs for a Sea Album Cover by JHeloise

Songs for a Sea Album Cover by JHeloise