Cars, Guitars, Raising Son and Evening Stars
Me and Peter John
2009-It started innocently enough…myself, a working dad and part-time songwriter sitting on my couch, strumming my guitar. My precocious 4 year old son, Peter John, walks up and asks, “What are you doing dad?” I answered “Playing my guitar, trying to write a song.” He replies, as all know-it-all 4 year olds do, “I can do that.” My challenging response was “Well o.k. bud, sit down, what do you want to write about?”
And so it began. We would randomly sit together, talk about what he was into that week and try to write a song about it. By the time he was 5, we had a bunch of songs that were pretty darn good. I decided, why not record them? It took a few recording sessions in Chicago to record the drums. The rest of the record was finished in a small studio in my basement. The result is this record, a snapshot of what my son was into between the ages of 4 and 6. He has since moved on to other likes and hobbies. This CD will always remind me of these great times we had together and it is unlike most kid’s recordings as it is adult rock with a child’s perspective. Any child from 3 to 10 years old will love it and you will be able to listen to it as well…enjoy!