I taught myself how to play the guitar at age 35 with a book and a how-to CD my father-in-law gave me. He also gave me the guitar as a gift. I care more about the writing and creating of music than playing live at venues...I'd rather be with my family and frankly crowds make me uncomfortable. I do believe music is to be shared and I certainly would like mine to be shared with the world...thanks to the Internet, I will never have to sell my soul for my music to be heard. Earlier tracks were recorded with Curtis Edwards playing the acoustic guitar.