What is your first musical memory?

Growing up in Miami, I remember being at school outside in the play ground and hearing this amazing music drift through the air. I walked towards the sound, which was coming from a  limo parked under a tree in the shade, and heard “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay” for the first time, sung by Otis Redding… And I was hooked.

What or whom do you go to for musical inspiration?

Living and working in Los Angeles since 1981 has exposed me to amazing music and musicians. I listen to what my peers are writing and also find out who they are listening to. I have learned how important it is to go back to the original source for musical inspiration. If you like the Stones, then you might like Muddy Waters. I also am inspired by traveling and experiencing the sounds and cultures of the world. Dig deep for inspiration.

Who is the most interesting person you have met?

President Barack Obama. No contest.[

Stones or Beatles?

Beatles… However, reading “Life” by Keith Richards has changed a few things for me.

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