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I have been writing songs since I was 16. Some of the first songs I wrote were while stealing away with scrap paper and a pen in an empty dog cage at a kennel/pet cemetery I used to work for during the summers in Omaha, Nebraska. I didn't know anything about music let alone how to play an instrument beyond a couple chords on guitar. So I learned. The first song I learned was "These Boots Are Made For Walking," taught to me by my older brother. The first song I wrote was most likely about the bucket of unclaimed pet ashes next to the crematorium. It was my job to haul it to the field behind the kennel and spread it around. I don't know where that song is now, but it is one that I plan on writing again someday. Since then I have lived in a few different places and am routinely inspired by all the people I meet and love and even dislike or hardly know. I spent a good many years being side-tracked by a career that didn't leave much time for performing or much else that has anything to do with music. Somehow though I found time and will enough to continue writing. Now I have left my career and am working on new material in a quiet town. Well, a quiet part of a town. I have recorded one album, "Carol Ann," that I didn't do anything with, but here are some of the tracks plus a couple demos. The seven song cd was recorded by Kirk Kaufman in 2005 at a state-of-the-art studio called Junior's Motel. Once a chicken coop, it is located on a farm in Otho, Iowa. Check back from time to time as there will be new songs and videos and show dates. Hopefully.