14100247_825976477538412_1849415965356136326_nSinging and song writing have always been a passion of mine. I have sung and/or played guitar for about 40 years in most all types of venues including ; theater productions, restaurants, coffee shops, wine bars ,Church services, weddings, funerals, campfire sing-a-longs , and private parties. I’ve sung with a variety of bands including: a big band, blues band, classic rock and roll band, and accapella group. Writing songs is in my heart of which I most recently found much to my complete joy. I have produced 3 CDs .  My repetoire of music includes folk, country, blues, oldies rock and roll. I like to think of my music as Soothing, hopeful, energizing, thought provoking and sometimes funny. I’ve trained with lots of amazing musicians including Gaye Adegbalola from Saffire-Uppity Blues Women, Kelly Hunt, Meg Hutchinson, Rodney Crowell, Bill Staines and Jesse Winchester. I’m inspired by many great musicians/singer-songwriters including Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Mary Mccaslin, Jerry Jeff Walker, Carol King, Joni Mitchell, Eva Cassidy, Nanci Griffith, Allison Kraus, Kathy Mattea, Amy Grant and Susan Tedeschi, Ida Goodson, Ida Cox, Alberta Hunter, Ma Rainey, Ethel Waters, Bessie Smith…..basically, I’m inspired by all of them.