Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York,  I spent most of my teenage years in Greenwich Village hanging out in coffee houses... The Bitter End, Gerdes Folk City, The Bottom Line to name a few. My love for Music has been part of my life since childhood and I  have written well  over 100 songs.

 My first exposure to music was sitting under a baby grand piano while my mother played Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata.

Music is like the tastes and smells of life, it is these senses that stir up memories...or creates them..."

When you hear a song, it becomes yours. These songs, lyrics, and melodies are meant to be given away, and the meaning they stir up, the sound and experience of them, will be completely different and unique to each person.

Richard R Ressler
Sonoma County, California