Dancing at our wedding. Yeah...Gerry thinks he's funny.
About Like everyone, I've experienced ups and downs. If I could do some things over again knowing what I know now, I'd do them differently. Throughout my life, I have changed my views on a lot of things but my heart is no different from when I was 16. Everything that's happened to me and because of me has been a learning experience, and life is better now than ever. First, I am an activist for equality for all. I also believe that as our population grows, it is imperative for us to protect our planet and its natural resources from harm caused by humans. I've been a musician all my adult life which means I have a lot of experience in retail sales. Sales didn’t fit my mindset, but it allowed me to eat when music times were slim. I always saw "poor" as a relative term. I was never poor - broke maybe, but never poor. I began playing guitar at the age of 15 and fell in love - with the guitar. Without going into a lot of details, my life took a few twists and turns - marriage, a daughter, work, etc., and led me to move to northern Wisconsin in 1974, away from the Milwaukee area where I grew up. When I lived in Milwaukee, I worked with numerous bands including a wonderful seven piece horn band (Heart and Soul) playing soul, funk and Motown. We also copied some of the big brass sounds from bands like Chicago and Blood Sweat and Tears. Six of us sang in Heart and Soul so I became well versed in working with big harmonies in addition to helping to create horn arrangements. I had already done some road work when I lived in Milwaukee but after the job I took in northern Wisconsin didn't work out, nor did my marriage, I traveled again to play with a terrific six piece country band (Ramblin' Fever). Everyone in the band sang. What fun it was to emote big, powerful vocal harmonies to the delight of our audiences. It was while I was with Ramblin' Fever that I gained a lot of experience working with some of the biggest names in country music and got my first real taste of what it's like to work in a recording studio. The marketing aspects of the music business eluded me so despite being somewhat of a prolific writer, outside of bands doing an occasional song of mine, my music wasn't getting out in front of very many people. I began soloing. Half of my repertoire was my own original music and I continued to focus on writing. I moved to California in '85 - back home in '88. There's a peace and calm I get from the north woods of Wisconsin few other places can offer. I love it here and here is where I will live and where I'll die.
©2018 Greg Everett
I was married with a daughter on the way at age 19, divorced at 34 and I was granted custody of my daughter (Leslie) when she was 15. I was 35. Today, in addition to being a kind, loving person, Leslie is one of my closest, most trusted friends. Hell, we grew up together. She just matured sooner than I did. She has given me a rock solid son-in-law and two wonderful grandkids. I'm proud of them all. After having been divorced for 30 years, I met Bonnie, the love of my life and she became my wife in 2013. We met on a blue moon, I proposed on a full moon and we were married on a full moon. I'm not a superstitious man, but how cool is that? My wife is the only woman I ever met who fully believes in me and supports me in everything I do - especially my music. I believe in her as well and I admire her more than anyone. With Bonnie’s encouragement, I write and record in my home studio. All the songs I've posted on the Internet were recorded and mixed in my home. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention my good friend, Gerry Plank. I got to know Gerry at a jam session I was running at a local bar. I was taken aback by his ability and his feel playing saxophone. Gerry and I became good friends and started gigging as a duo and working on recording projects together. It's been a uniquely valuable friendship and an inspiring collaborative effort. He has helped me to become a better musician and producer. I make a conscious effort to avoid the negative and focus on the positive. I am lucky to have so much to focus on. Life is good.
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About Like everyone, I've experienced ups and downs. If I could do some things over again knowing what I know now, I'd do them differently. Throughout my life, I have changed my views on a lot of things but my heart is no different from when I was 16. Everything that's happened to me and because of me has been a learning experience, and life is better now than ever. First, I am an activist for equality for all. I also believe that as our population grows, it is imperative for us to protect our planet and its natural resources from harm caused by humans. I've been a musician all my adult life which means I have a lot of experience in retail sales. Sales didn’t fit my mindset, but it allowed me to eat when music times were slim. I always saw "poor" as a relative term. I was never poor - broke maybe, but never poor. I began playing guitar at the age of 15 and fell in love - with the guitar. Without going into a lot of details, my life took a few twists and turns - marriage, a daughter, work, etc., and led me to move to northern Wisconsin in 1974, away from the Milwaukee area where I grew up. When I lived in Milwaukee, I worked with numerous bands including a wonderful seven piece horn band (Heart and Soul) playing soul, funk and Motown. We also copied some of the big brass sounds from bands like Chicago and Blood Sweat and Tears. Six of us sang in Heart and Soul so I became well versed in working with big harmonies in addition to helping to create horn arrangements. I had already done some road work when I lived in Milwaukee but after the job I took in northern Wisconsin didn't work out, nor did my marriage, I traveled again to play with a terrific six piece country band (Ramblin' Fever). Everyone in the band sang. What fun it was to emote big, powerful vocal harmonies to the delight of our audiences. It was while I was with Ramblin' Fever that I gained a lot of experience working with some of the biggest names in country music and got my first real taste of what it's like to work in a recording studio. The marketing aspects of the music business eluded me so despite being somewhat of a prolific writer, outside of bands doing an occasional song of mine, my music wasn't getting out in front of very many people. I began soloing. Half of my repertoire was my own original music and I continued to focus on writing. I moved to California in '85 - back home in '88. There's a peace and calm I get from the north woods of Wisconsin few other places can offer. I love it here and here is where I will continue to live until I die. I was married with a daughter on the way at age 19, divorced at 34 and I was granted custody of my daughter (Leslie) when she was 15. I was 35. Today, in addition to being a kind, loving person, Leslie is one of my closest, most trusted friends. Hell, we grew up together. She just matured sooner than I did. She has given me a rock solid son-in-law and two wonderful grandkids. I'm proud of them all. After having been divorced for 30 years, I met Bonnie, the love of my life and she became my wife in 2013. We met on a blue moon, I proposed on a full moon and we were married on a full moon. I'm not a superstitious man, but how cool is that? My wife is the only woman I ever met who fully believes in me and supports me in everything I do - especially my music. I believe in her as well and I admire her more than anyone. With Bonnie’s encouragement, I write and record in my home studio. All the songs I've posted on the Internet were recorded and mixed in my home. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention my good friend, Gerry Plank. I met Gerry at a jam session I was running at a local bar. I was taken aback by his ability and his feel playing saxophone. Gerry and I became good friends and started gigging as a duo and working on recording projects together. It's been a uniquely valuable friendship and an inspiring collaborative effort. He has helped me to become a better musician and producer. I do my best to make a conscious effort to focus on the positive. I am lucky to have so much to focus on. Life is good.
©2018 Greg Everett
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