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Vocals, Drums, Acoustic guitar
I was born and grew up in the US, living in about 12 different places
by the time I was 16, but my roots are in Kansas. I studied literature
in university and spent a few years in Switzerland and France before
winding up in Finland in 1987. Since then Iíve lived in Rovaniemi,
where I got married and raised three kids. Finland is my home.
I began my musical career as a drummer, and started playing guitar
and singing at age 16. Recently I've been surprised - but delighted - to
find myself back on the drummer's throne. I feel like I'm 16 again.
I like folk music and singer-songwriters like Bob Dylan, Warren Zevon
and Randy Newman. My country music favorites are Emmylou Harris,
Roseanne Cash and Mary Chapin Carpenter.
Harri, Marko Niemelš and I formed The Ramsons in the summer of 2011
to explore our mutual interest in country music. Playing new styles like
waltz and humppa has been challenging and a lot of fun.