My dad started me off in music at age 7 having me play his stand up bass along with my two brothers. For me it really was a stand up bass ( I had to stand up on the bed to play it! ) I`ve been playing in bands , everything from polkas to southern rock ever since. I didn`t start writing until I got stuck working an afternoon shift and couldn`t do the band thing anymore. Which goes to show you that there often is a silver lining to what may look like a bad situation. I live in N.E. Ohio , but I do come to Nashville occasionally. And I`m always looking for co writers.