"I have been climbing onto a piano bench, singing in the shower, and scribbling lyrics in my journal for what seems like forever. Or at least as far back as I can remember. My mother is kind of the Mr. Holland of the county: one of the most gifted and inspiring music teachers you will ever meet, hands down. She exudes goodness and hope, just like your favourite tune. The image of my father sitting beside the fire, picking out a classic melody on the guitar, fiddle, banjo or mandolin will be forever etched in my mind. The romance between music and my heart was inevitable."