I grew up just outside of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but in 2006, I left to pursue new opportunities in Nashville, Tennessee. Today my wife, our family, and I call the Greater Nashville area home.
I’m a singer / songwriter, but isn’t everyone in Nashville? As a teenager, I learned to play guitar in South Louisiana thanks to a friend who took lessons and shared his fingering notes. I also spent time listening to vinyl records learning to imitate what I heard. I still largely play by ear.
While I loved the guitar licks, the beat, and the mix, what really caught my ear, and my focus, were the lyrics. The landscape of words and the lyrical mosaics woven* by their writers lured me in, making me want to be a songwriter.
Today I am an ASCAP member, and have over 100 songs in my personal portfolio. All these years later, I still love sitting down and playing / writing.
Artistic creativity doesn’t stop with my music! I love to pencil landscapes and draw caricatures of folks. Since 2013, I have drawn hundreds of caricatures. You can view many of them via my Instagram account. I also love to paint using watercolors.
*Yes, I understand that tapestries are woven and mosaics are painted. Work with me here! 🙂