Although I was born in New York City, I grew up in Florida. And contrary to popular belief Florida is part of the south. I grew up with the sounds of Southern Gospel and New York City Doo Wop, Hank Williams and Ave' Maria's.
My classmates in the small tourist and agricultural town of Winter Haven Florida, included Gram Parsons, (Flying Burrito Bros.), Jimmy Stafford, Kent LaVoie',(aka Lobo),The Bellamy Bros., Les Dudek, (solo Midnight Rider),etc.
I grew up in the swamps and on the beaches of Florida. At night I would listen to John...