PhD Philosophy/Music. 12 year old prodigy of James Taylor. The Original Magic Dick. The Original Richie Messina. Gunshot to the head, recovered. Was nearly the King of Rock and Pop after Elvis. Went to work for the government.
Where are you based?
How long have you been making music?
50 years on and off
What genre would you consider your music to be?
What inspired you to pursue a career in music?
I was very skilled at vocals.
What are your biggest musical influences?
Beatles, Eagles, James Taylor, J. Geils, Boston, Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams.
Are you signed to a label or are you an independent artist?
Snodgrass Music (My Label) Indy.
What have been the biggest challenges in your music career?
Promotion, Finances for studio time.
How many songs or albums have you released to date?
I was involved with thousands of hits doing voice-overs, co-writing, back-up singing, and lead vocals probably about 300. My current releases are a 10 song album and 13 singles from 2018 to present..
Can you tell us a few things about your latest release?
Rise the instrumental I helped write with Herb Alpert in 1978, and I just wrote the lyrics in 2021 and professionally recorded them in Sept.2022.
Any plans for new music or upcoming projects we should know about?
I have a few new lyrics and melodies in the works and am thinking of including them on a semi-cover album.