I grew up in Bala Cynwyd, PA, just over the city line from West Philadelphia, about 2 miles from the Mann Music Center. I got to see countless really cool shows there including my first JGB show in 1984. My first musical memory is listening to AMFM radio in the car in the early 70s. Later, I adopted my parent’s albums that they’d bought years earlier when they came out. Classics like the first Crosby Stills & Nash record, Beggars Banquet & Flowers from the Stones, Cat Stevens, Jim Croce and more.
My Uncle Joe in New York was one of those Pigpen-oriented Deadheads coming of age in the 60’s and he was a big influence on my musical taste, as was my older brother Howie. The first single I recall buying for myself was Jimmy Buffet’s ‘Margaritaville’, this came up recently when he passed. I started playing music, the piano, when… Read More
By Dennis McNally
I grew up here in Indiana, on the west side of Indianapolis, lived here pretty much my whole life. Traveled a lot but would always come back here. Most of my family lives here, except for my brother who lives in Colorado… Read More