Stanfield Major was born in Normal, Illinois, but soon left normal behind. Raised in nearby Eureka, where Ronald Reagan went to college, he observed the tumult of the late 1960s and early 1970s from the somewhat detached perspective of the middle west.
At the age of fourteen, stung by the same bug as both his parents, he began scribbling. He started with short unrhymed poems. And then he tried fiction, novels he didn’t finish. About a year later he began writing song lyrics. His creative life has consisted of a restless shifting from one to another of these forms of expression. Although, until recently, songwriting has been his main focus.
He’s spent most of his life trying to find his place in this world. Hammering on doors that didn’t open. Wandering shabby alleyways in the twilight haze. Living the experiences that now inform his work.
Stanfield now resides in Kingman, Arizona and is working on a couple of romance novels, and plans to produce several more CDs in which songs using his lyrics are showcased. The first CD, Crossroads And Highways, was released in 2008 by the band 7th And Beale.
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