Age 11: Two experiences converged that set the trajectory of my life:
(1.) Strummed a one finger G chord on a baritone ukulele. The skies parted. A lifelong musical learning curve began.
(2.) Habitually snuck a transistor radio* to bed.
*a transportation device that introduced me to an irresistible world of singers and songwriters.
Age 13: Life dream is set:
Make music. In Nashville, TN.
Age 22: Left my West Virginia home for Music City.
Age 22 - present: A winding road of peaks and valleys. Hats worn include recording artist, touring performer, songwriter, composer, actor, ,music director and band leader,
Moreover, and more importantly, I've been a husband (31 years) and a father (23 years);
easily the most creative and rewarding gigs of my life.
Not all my songs have been on the charts, but my life has been off the charts; beyond my wildest dreams.
Present - Future: More creatively alive than ever, creating every day; grateful for the rich tapestry of experiences that has been my life..