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The Goal

Good stories or heartbreakers . . . If I can put into words what someone else can't say themselves, I've done what I set out to do.

Unfinished Songs

Some songs just come out, you know? Pow! It's wonderful. And others . . . well, I've got some great hooks, lyrics and music from 15-20 years ago that I've never finished, but it looks like I’ve got a…

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Vocal Character

I suppose I’m overstating the obvious when I say everyone's voice changes over time, and this occurs throughout our lives. Mine has definitely roughened up a bit. It's got more character than it used to have, and it's actually…

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It Started As A Warm Up

HLN's a cappella got its start with us singing our favorite R&B ‘oldies’ backstage just to warm up the voices before shows. I’d been making little home demos of my favorite tunes for years, so this was a natural…

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Discovering My Character

"How have you changed as a singer over the years?" 

Johnny: I think my voice finally grew up. I actually couldn't stand the sound of my own voice for a number of years, probably why I didn't become…

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My Audio Obsession

Sometimes I'll think of a song and I’ll go put the record on . . . I have about 500 LPs. Then I’ll pull the same song up on the internet, or maybe get the CD out. I only…

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