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Baluja / Bio

Born and raised in Tampa, FL. Graduated from Jesuit High School in 1975, then went on to earn a degree in Mass Communications from the University of South Florida. Began writing songs in 1979. Married, w/three children, and 2 grandchildren. Independently released 15 CD's: Modern Man (2000), a beautiful dream (2003), Troubled Times (2004), Open Mic (2005), Poetry Sings (2006), The Beauty Of It All (2007), Ripples of Love (2008), Within Love's Walls (2009), Somethin's Gotta Give (2010), The System (2011), I Remember Tampa (2012), Cone of Uncertainty (2012), Nowhere to Land (2013, with Mitchell Small), Bus of Broken Dreams (2013), and Tight Connection (2015, with Mitchell Small).

Artist Statement

Although I began writing in 1979, I did not begin to record my songs until 2000, when the digital era made it possible for most artists to set up home studios. Over the past 13 years, I have continued to work at developing my production skills, in an effort to put out as clear a recording as possible within the confines of a very limited budget. I am currently using a Teac digital 8 track and a Shure KSM42 to record vocals, and a combination of electronic music programs, ranging from Sony Acid and Magix Soundpool to Apple's Garageband, to create my musical tracks. I mix everything down on my computer, using Magix Sound Lab to get as close to a mastered product as I can get. In an ideal world, I would certainly be recording in a state of the art recording studio, engineered by a seasoned pro, using the finest musicians, and following the direction of a top notch producer. But since that may never happen, I guess I'll just have to settle for my virtual band and the modest home recording equipment I've been able to scrape together. That said, I'm very grateful for the opportunities I've had to catalog my songs with some degree of precision and clarity. After my first 20 years of recording everything onto a cassette player, the digital era has made it possible for me to make my songs presentable to listeners like you. I hope that some of you will enjoy my work, maybe even enough to share it. I welcome your comments and I look forward to listening to your work as well.

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Tampa, FL