Well, thanks to Jae Cosmos, I have been spending the last couple weeks thinking of 10 albums that really influenced me in my life... and looking at them now, what a strange mix! I think it says a lot about how I grew up, with tapes, CDs, and CBC radio playing every day at home. My sister, Linden Huizinga, was also a huge part of my musical upbringing, and lets just say Amanda Marshall for example, is simply something I got hooked on from my sister, but hey! It counts, and I definitely learned every single word of all her songs, at least, for a time. Also Nickel Creek was a huge album for me and my love for fiddle, as was the Leahy family in Canada... and Nigel Kennedy's album of Vivaldi, wow... never mind his VHS tapes, but that's another story. Anyways, this is a bit of an adventure into my past, my passions, my story, and my family... I also absolutely had to include Suzuki tapes, because every since I was a kid, I memorized every single note on every single one of those tapes, and until this day, I can basically play every single piece on any of those tapes from memory, although sometimes I need a little nudge or reminder.
Thanks mom, and dad, and sister, for sharing your music, for introducing me to some of these tunes, and yes, I also found some of these on my own too :)
Fun project - thanks Jae!!! I cannot wait to play more music with you again sometime soon I hope.
on tour. kickin it. playin.