Category: Music

About ten years ago while still CEO of Northland Residential Corporation in Boston I attended a charity golf tournament that was raising money for ALS research. I’m not much of a golfer but it was always fun to get out in the sun and fresh air with good friends and at the same time to raise money for a good cause. At any rate, after the golfing concluded and just prior to dinner being served there was a silent auction underway. Two of my business associates who knew that I loved to sing cornered me and pointed to an auction item…an 8-hour recording session in a Boston Studio, that had been graciously donated. I thought that they were just kidding around with me, but at their serious urging I ultimately bid on it and won! Well my friends…that was the impetus for me heading into a recording studio for the first time in my life and eventually laying down a fifteen song album if you can believe it; Frank Stewart’s (not yet Paco) “The Warmth of Faith, Inspiration and Country”. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing but I instantly knew and felt my inner soul telling me that this was one of the coolest experiences of my life. The Studio Producer who also taught at Berklee College of Music in Boston was incredibly supportive and encouraged me to “take some professional voice lessons” to get even better and become a professional. It was the birthplace of “Paco” the entertainer and I thank my lucky stars that I went to that charity golf tournament! I lost allot of golf balls that day, but in the end I was handed the dream of a lifetime.