I was invited by writer and editor Scott Heim to contribute to a series of books where musicians and writers tell their stories of first hearing the music of an iconic artist or band.

THE FIRST TIME I HEARD KATE BUSH is Part V of this ongoing series, following the first four installments, which covered Joy Division/New Order, Cocteau Twins, David Bowie, and The Smiths.

In this fifth volume, thirty-nine different musicians and writers remember their initial experiences with hearing Kate Bush, the brilliant, eccentric, influential, and immensely talented British singer/songwriter whose albums include her debut “The Kick Inside” the classic “The Dreaming” and “Hounds of Love” and the recent “50 Words For Snow”.

Writers include Scott Heim (editor), Kellie Wells, Michelle Hoover and musicians Dominic Appleton and John Grant.

My essay was chosen as the lead-off to the book on Amazon.

You can read more about the book on: www.goodreads.com/book/show/16111007-the-first-time-i-heard-kate-bush

The book is available as Kindle edition.

Published October 12th by Rosecliff Press (2012).