I was born a rocker. It’s in my DNA. My formative years were in the 80s and my brother’s were in the 70s. I started out influenced by the original Rockabilly stars of the 50s and early 60s, the seed had been planted. And the one band most responsible for cultivating those seeds were The Stray Cats.
Around 2007 I really started becoming obsessed with the 1950s; the cars, the Brooklyn Dodgers, the clothing, the simpler lifestyle and of course the rock n roll. As I get older I realize that today’s music doesn’t soothe me like the sounds that emanated from those early glory years. I soaked up everything about the early artists like a sponge.
While I was getting reacquainted with Elvis, Buddy Holly, Bill Haley, etc, I was also familiarizing myself with Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Johnny Burnette, and many other of Rockabilly’s founding fathers. In addition to the originators, I was introduced to many of today’s artists who are keeping this beautiful music alive; J.D. McPherson, Kim Lenz, Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, and the one who makes my heart skip a beat, Imelda May.
So now I am hooked and am really not interested in getting ‘professional’ help for this addiction.
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