Roots, Folk, and Wow, What a Voice! 

It all happened one night on the floor of my cheap apartment.

I was lonesome, broke and strumming my guitar for comfort when the emotion of music really hit me.  A dam of notes, lyrics and memories burst forth into my unique style.  It was the real beginning and it felt amazing!

I’ve been making music since I was a kid.  I used to tag along to community events and family functions just waiting for a chance to get up and sing.  I loved it and I knew I wanted that feeling to always be part of my life.

I studied a few different instruments, listened to a range of musical styles, and took the advice of my voice coach (Grandpa Hayes), who gave me two singing lessons; “Sit tall in the saddle” and “Don’t sing through your nose”.

Music was a constant companion and one of the only things that got me through my years as a broke college student.  I entered competitions and sang covers and did whatever I could think of to keep my music dream alive.  I made fans, but it wasn’t until I started writing my own tunes that I felt like I was making music.

Many years later...I packed along some home-spun CD’s to a performance at the Calgary Stampede.  People loved my songs and the CD’s went like hotcakes.  It was a wonderful eye-opener that led me to release my debut album “Road to Nowhere”.

Since then I’ve been honing my craft, building a collection of originals and performing every chance I get.  My kids and I enjoy our quiet prairie setting.  It’s here I write, sing and play music inspired by everything around me...and within me.

 

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