How would I describe my music? I’d say something like ‘forward looking roots’ flavored with a little ‘backward facing rock’. You might hear echoes of John Prine, America, Gordon Lightfoot, or even Tom Petty. My songs reflect moments in our everyday lives … some are portraits, some are stories … some share the feelings of quiet moments; some share the excitement of the open road; some with humor and an ironic wink of the eye.
I make my home near Chattanooga, Tennessee, where I’ve been writing songs for over 25 years. I’ve made East Tennessee my home after growing up outside New York City, where I came to love the acoustic troubadour style of traditional folk songs. With the encouragement of friends, I took my original songs to Nashville, where, after some hustling and a bit of luck, I’ve had a number of songs published and demo’d by Crowe Entertainment on Music Row.
While my songs are written in the style of traditional voice and guitar compositions, the deeper essence of the music evolves at 10th Street Studios, where my acoustic style is accented by complementary instruments and voices.
My profession as a geologist has allowed me to travel extensively throughout the United States and abroad, where visits with people and places have given me a constant flow of lyrical material.