Music has always been a art of my life. As early as seven years old I remember my father teaching me and my sisters Do, Re Me from the Sound of Music. We had a big stereo record player in our living room and we were alway listening to records. It was a huge piece of furniture that a friend of the family built. We spent countless hours listening to records.
As I got older I took piano lessons and accordion lessons. They didn’t last too long. But by 12 years old I started playing the guitar. I took lessons and started learning songs on my own. The guitar stuck. My first song on the guitar was “Im Not your Stepping Stone” a popular Monkees tune. From there it took off. Over the years I became a pretty good guitar player and learned literally hundreds of songs. I could sit for hours with friends a do sing alongs. My guitar playing became a part of me. All through high school and college I was always a part of playing and singing. I can hold a tune and sing in key. I just don’t have a great singing voice. But I just love music. My all time favorite song to play and sing, without doubt, is “Teach your Children” by Crosby, Stills Nash and Young. I just love that song and it really defines how I feel about the generations. From generation to generation. From strength to strength.
You who are on the road must have a code that you can live by. Teach your children well, the one they pick, the one you’ll know by. So the words of the song go.