My older siblings strongly influenced my musical tastes with their love of Yes, Pink Floyd, CSNY, Jackson Browne, and many others. I started singing in elementary school, took piano and voice lessons in middle and high school and sang in all the choral groups in high school. I became a DJ on Long Island, working in radio and a couple of nightclubs, Nowadays, you'll find me singing the harmony lines with whatever music is playing. That could be 80's new wave, jazz, or more likely, Marillion, Lifesigns, Rush, Genesis, etc. I had no idea when I dropped Ed off at a venue in Miami before a 2013 UK show, and commented, “Look, there are your people,” that a year later, we’d be on Cruise to the Edge. There, I soon realized these are OUR people – our prog family. (My hope is that those of you joining us for the first time will have a similar feeling about the friends you’ll meet!)
A year after the 2014 CTTE, missing the late night jams and a long six months until the next Cruise to the Edge, Bill and Devora invited many of us to their ranch to recapture a little bit of the late night magic by having a jam on land. That first year, we played on their front porch! Thank you, Bill and Devora, for everything you do to make the music happen. Love you both!