When he graduated from high school in 1971, Les received a guitar as a gift. He learned a few chords from an old songbook (Swanee River, Red River Valley, Tumbling Tumbleweeds, etc.) and almost immediately, began writing songs of his own. A couple of years later, he was playing them at local clubs.
Over the years, Les has written hundreds of poems and songs. His songs still reflect the tranquil forests and streams of his youth, while dipping beneath the surface, to reveal insights and lessons drawn from living out the ensuing years as a husband, father, and inveterate dreamer.