No other artist in history has contributed more to creating new directions for music than Howie Damron. His career is well worthy of a bestselling book or a Hollywood Movie. At the early age of 8 years old a passion for the guitar and singing started in the hills of Southern Ohio. His infatuation with music had him practicing as much as eight hours a day. His first standing ovation was in front of 500 people at the age of 10 at a political rally at his elementary school. he could never learn to read music or follow a music sheet because in the late 60's and early 70's little was recognized or known about Dyslexia. Howie says "I always knew something was wrong but I didn't know how to combat it so I found that music somehow helped me build my self esteem and I used it for my own self found therapy" By the time he was 16 he was being sneaked in the back door of a Huntington, West Virginia night club to sing on stage. They would lock the door because he was under age. His mother said "If I wold have known it I would have wore him out". His music career was off and running. Performing everywhere there was a crowd including the W.Va. Ski Resorts. His dad saved up the money to take him to Nashville where he was able to meet some great people and started recording a couple of songs. He was heard by a World Class Talent Agency and on the road he went. Sadly his career was plagued with poor controlling management as so often happens in the business. His dad stepped in and took over as road manager and the fun and the real career started. Howie's dad was a long time Master Mason who sat Howie down and explained the importance of considering Freemasonry. He joined. They along with a 5 piece band traveled all over the country together making memories that would last for a lifetime. The stories are being compiled into a book that no reader will put down until it's final chapter. In most every town his Dad would find the local lodge and invite the brethren to the shows. Often he and his Dad would perform in their lodges and at Masonic Functions. Howie worked with over 200 Major Nashville artists in those years and ended up as one of the hottest acts in Las Vegas. It started taking a major toll on him from 5 shows per night and 7 days a week. After he'd go on for years he called his dad into his room and said "I'm through, I've became a puppet of the business and I've lost my creativity and that's why I started in the first place. I've completely forgot that I love my music". His dad said "Let's go home". Over those years he had became friends and worked for many years with the late great legend Johnny Paycheck. During his rest he wrote the song "The Masonic Ring" from a personal experience that soon became the Masonic Anthem. A whole new career and mission began. His awards are endless and his perseverance and personality is magnetic. He's a true role model for today's youth and a representative of why we should all love and respect the very gift of life.