Rennie has been singing most of his life -- church junior choir in elementary school, and choir and ensembles in junior high and high school.

Returning home after three years in the army, he started playing guitar, tutored by his younger sister. Over the years, jamming with friends eventually led to forming a rock-n-roll band in which he earned pocket change and free beer, playing in dive bars and at neighborhood parties.

He's a fan of many styles of music--big band jazz, classical, folk, and blues.

He and his wife currently spend winters in Ireland, where he plays and sings in various pubs--sprinkling country and rock-n-roll tunes in among the jigs and reels.