My Favorite Musical Artists
A great many of these artists have influenced me throughout the years.  The others, and the newer ones, have kept me good company. More, even, than for what they taught me about music and expression, I thank them for what they've shared of themselves, giving me such musical inspiration throughout my life. What they all gave and are still giving me has caused me to want to give you that same sense of friendship and heart in a song.
* indicates artists I am most grateful to for inspiration and musical companionship 
  • Bruce Cockburn * 
  • James Taylor * 
  • Joni Mitchell * 
  • Andreas Vollenweider * 
  • Van Morrison * 
  • Robbie Robertson 
  • Gordon Lightfoot * 
  • Chuck Pyle 
  • Dan Fogelberg * 
  • Chris Spheeris 
  • Nightnoise 
  • Acoustic Alchemy 
  • David Wilcox 
  • Jonatha Brooke 
  • Shawn Colvin 
  • Sade 
  • Sting 
  • Dave Mallet 
  • Danny O'Keefe 
  • Livingston Taylor 
  • Don McLean 
  • Wind Machine 
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young 
  • Kenny Loggins 
  • Pat Metheny 
  • Eagles 
  • Pink Floyd 
  • Jackson Browne 
  • Jimmy Spheeris 
  • Michael Murphy 
  • Michael Gettel 
  • Bruce Hornsby 
  • Stevie Wonder 
  • Paul Simon 
  • Harry Nillson 
  • America * 
  • Elton John * 
  • Buddy Holly 
  • Willie Nelson 
  • Merle Haggard 
  • Marty Robbins 
  • Hank Williams
  • Beatles * 
  • Kingston Trio 
  • Elvis * 
  • William Ackerman 
  • George Winston 
  • Rickie Lee Jones 
  • Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumble