Family first, music close second; nature, community, world . Fell asleep to Gershwin as his mother practiced piano. “Made up” songs from age of three and writing songs since teen years. Enchanted with the sound of a ringing guitar string. Builds and sells 3-string traditional cigar box guitars. Writes with Ray. Performs and records with Dan in STUART&RUSSELL. Runner up (with Ray) International Song Contest. Wrote themes for Just Income Coalition, Community Champions, and 2105 Manitoba Winter Games.