26 May '12, 5pm

The Grasshopper Sings, "Let the Song Find You"

The Grasshopper Sings, "Let the Song Find You"

“I got my first guitar when I was 16 and took some lessons that summer. The teacher taught me some chords, finger picking, and in spite of my shyness and resistance, made me sing. Learned some tunes by Dylan, Neil Young, James Taylor and others, plus a smattering of folk songs. Moved on from there to an electric Gretsch, with a muscular amp that would make it howl like a coyote in the spring, much to the chagrin of my parents. When I was 19, I laid down $700 of my hard earned money for a beautiful Martin that stretched my budget, but played so beautifully I was willing to work a few more hours each week to pay for it. In the 80’s a friend and I wrote some songs and decided to record them. We performed in a few places, and even had a band for a short while. Even created a music publishing company for our songs. Never made much of any of this, but our publishing company did ...

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