From: CA, United States

Alternative/Alt. Rock, Indie Rock, Classic rock

I am a songwriter at heart. I started writing poetry at the age of 8 and started playing guitar at 11. One of the first things I did after I learned a couple of chords was put one of my first poems to music. I have never looked back since (pun intended) and have written over 300 songs so far. Most of them are expressions of whatever is going on in my life at the time. Music and Songwriting in particular, has allowed me to focus on nourishing my spirit and given me a way to free myself from the worries of daily life. I am very thankful that I have had this gift in my life. I don't think too much about what is popular or not popular I just do whatever feels right for the song. Most of the time the song will tell you what it should be. My desire as an Artist is to present the song in the best possible way I can. A good friend of mine who is also a songwriter once said “Songs are like children. You love them all but some of them just turn out better than others.” One might argue that it is not the children but the parents, which inevitably brings us full circle back to the Songwriter.

As of this writing January 17, 2019, I have produced 17 independent records and have been very fortunate to have worked with many amazing musicians and fellow artists over my career. Here are few of the artists I have had the honor of working with: Neil Young, Leland Sklar, Tony Brock, Jonathan J Clark, Lee Thornberg, Jim Mings, Arnold McCuller, Rosemary Butler and of course my long time friend Tilford Jackson who I founded my first garage band with back at the age of 15 much to the chagrin of my mother who would bring us snacks between bombastic renditions of “Taking Care of Business”.

I was nominated for Song of the Year in 2006 by the Hollywood Music Awards for “The Way it Goes” and in 2017 I was nominated for Song of the Year by the Hollywood Music in Media Awards for “Slip Away”. In November 2018, the single ‘Damn Good Man” was released and has to date gotten over 1 Million followers worldwide. More songs are scheduled to be released in 2019 so stay tuned.