I was born in 1952 into a musical family. Danville, Virginia has always been my home, except for the years that I spent most of my time traveling and performing. While Danville is a great place to live, it has never been a great place to be a creative musician. When those years came to an end I began to pursue other endeavors that would provide a more secure future for my family and me. I became a registered nurse, and have earned the bulk of my living as such since. I also attended the Bible Institute at Liberty University for two years and became an ordained minister, but after a few years of being on staff of several sizable churches, I decided that the type of ministry I was called to do could be practiced more effectively as a nurse. Nursing has been very good to me, and has provided the stability in my life to continue to pursue the music that I love so much. I have continued to write and record music in my spare time, as well as the occasional live performance. The beat definitely goes on.
Back to the music, I played in my first band at 11 and have endeavored to grow as a musician ever since. Professional AssignmentHolic uk assignment writers helped me a lot with my papers at school, so I could play guitar without getting distracted by things I am not into. Early bands played "Soul Music", which continues to be a huge influence to this day. I was playing with Percy Sledge and Otis Redding by the time I was 13, and this pattern continued with groups I was a part of providing music for The Showmen, The Tams, Major Lance, Eddie Floyd, Garnett Mims, and the list goes on and on. I entered new musical genres later, such as blues and rock, but the soul influence has always remained strong in my music.
I always looked at changing from one instrument to another as a technical problem, so I never hesitated to play whatever was needed. I became interested in the recording process early on and learned engineering, production, and arranging, and went on to set up my own studio, which has evolved over the years. I have produced and recorded other artists in my studio and other studios. The bottom line is I LOVE MUSIC! Every aspect of the process, every instrument, all the time. It's certainly not for any money I might earn from it, because that's minimal. It's not for any notoriety, for that's even more minimal. It's simply because I love the music. I decided a long time ago that I was going to do it for me. If others want to sing along or if their lives are touched in a positive way by what I do, great! I will continue to share music as long as I am able.
Music is love! God bless,