CSB is about well-written songs and great musicianship. No one in this band is trying to be the next American Idol. I am not promoting myself as a great singer. I am a songwriter and a guitarist. Rockn'roll history is full of singers who sing no better or worse than I do, and yet, they are some of the most successful artists in the past 40 years: Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Elvis Costello, Mark Knopfler, Bob Dylan, David Byrne, Billy Gibbons, Donald Fagan, Bryan Ferry, Billy Corgan, Leon Russell, Bruce Springsteen, etc.....
So in reality, I am in really great company. I mention these artists not to compare myself to any of them,
but argue that, just like them, as a singer, I am also a stylist. You either like that style or you don't.
Clearly, our 1200+ fans around the world like it.
Since I have no other voice than the one I've got, it will never change.
I will never defend the way I sound.
I'm okay with it.