I was born in 1955 in Red Hook, Brooklyn to Mae and Dom Costantino.
When I was four, my family, which then included my older sister Anna, moved to Park Slope,
Brooklyn. In Park Slope, my mom gave birth to my sister Prudie and my
Growing up in Park Slope was an interesting experience.
I played sports all day in the P.S. 10 school yard. I rooted for the Yankees. I
enjoyed watching TV shows and movies on TV. Burt Lancaster was my favorite
actor. I got an appreciation for music when my dad would bring home used 45’s from
the jukebox at the Veteran’s Post on Union Street. I bought my first guitar in a pawn
shop and learned how to play from a friend