I've been at this for awhile, since the 70's in fact (Yikes!)... I've had several (bum) label deals (Vault, Fantasy, United Artists)... nothing much came of any of that so I moved from Los Angeles to Texas in the Late 70's where I found the music scene amazingly good... Folks there seemed to be playing music from the heart and for the right reasons. It wasn't about record deals, managers, agents etc, as it had been in LA. I played all over Texas and got to know and perform with some great singer/songwriters including Lucinda Williams, Townes Van Zandt and even Willy one year at the Kerrville Folk Festival... For family reasons, I moved back to Los Angeles in the 90's and through producer Brian Ahern and engineer Brad Hartman, got to know and record with some great country/rock players including Albert Lee, "Sneaky Pete" Kleinow, & Greg Leisz among others... and with help from the above and core Donner Party members, rhythm section extrodinaire David Chamberlain (bass) and Rich Diamond (drums), I've been putting out independent CDs ever since and distributing them on cdbaby.com p.s. happy to say I've once again moved back to Texas and am living outside of Austin.