I’m from Tennessee, although I’ve moved around quite a bit. I joined the Navy a little more than a year ago as a Hospital Corpsman, and I couldn’t be happier with my decision. Music has played an enormous role in my life since before I can remember. When I was young, my mom and dad taught my siblings and me to sing together, and we would travel to different churches to perform. In school, I was in concert choir, show choir, concert band, jazz band, marching band, and theatre. Of course, I can’t be in those things anymore, but music is still a big part of my everyday life. There’s not a day that goes by that I’m not jamming out to some good music. I enjoy writing my songs, and I’m hoping to complete an album before my first enlistment is over. My favorite part about music is the feeling of self-expression. When you write a song, it’s scary to show people because those are your hidden feelings and emotions. But once you put yourself out there, you always find someone that can relate to your music and it makes it easier to write and share. Music is compelling, and it can do more than you realize. It could help explain a feeling you could never put words to, it can release an emotion you’ve never felt before, it can alter your outlook on the world, and it can bring people together. Music is lovely and intricate and mysterious. I am honored to be a part of something that can share that with people. Thank you so much!
I'm currently the CREDO facilitator at NAS Sigonella in Sicily. I began playing music at age 12. in junior high, my bands played mainly church functions and private school parties. In high school, local clubs and establishments. It was not uncommon to see me cruising "The Strip," after midnight, on a school night, following my favorite bands.
I received a full-tuition vocal music scholarship to the University of Arkansas at Monticello and then to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Over the next ten years, I rotated between campuses, playing in local college bands, traveling the South playing in groups with a variety of musical styles. Country, Rock, Bluegrass, New Wave, Punk, Classic Rock, and Southern Rock were the genres I enjoyed the most. I have played in bands that opened for Joe Stampley, Ted Nugent, the MC5, Ace Cannon, Cornelius Brothers, and Sister Rose, Bill Haney, and most recently American Authors. I was invited to play bass in back up bands for the Coasters and Drifters when they would pass through the local area. My Bluegrass band appeared on the "Roselle Show" out of Columbus, GA in the late 1970s on numerous occasions. I stopped playing upon entering the seminary. The music grabbed me again playing in praise and chapel bands. I'm an ordained minister in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. This retired US Army Chaplain is still sharing music with the world. I'm currently playing bass Magnetic Wood a local band in Sicily.
For a detailed un-plugged history of my life grab me after a live show. I'm from Houston, TX. I have two sons James (11) and Banks (10). I started playing the piano around the age of 7, even though my single mother could not afford them. I love sports and music. I was the guy in marching band blowing the trombone during half time in his football uniform. Went to Baylor on a music scholarship and enjoyed spending time in the practice rooms with the daily tuned Steinway pianos. Since the age of six, I always wanted to put music into films; however, I love the high of playing live. I'm interested in songwriting. Hit songs are no accident and are carefully handcrafted pieces of art. Hearing a song on the radio, I'm co-creating motivates me to get up in the morning. Nothing better than rolling up next to someone jamming a song you helped create.