Born in a small farming community in southern Indiana to an aspiring musician turned navigator in WW2 and a runway model. I have four older sisters who kept my ears open with their own distinct choices of music from the early sixties to the early and mid seventies.
I played in several bands thru high school and after high school found the ‘Honky Tonk’ circuit. I played that circuit for five years six nights a week before I wound up at GIT in Hollywood where I graduated and was invited to play on the student album. I then found myself in Nashville,TN working in a corporate cover band entertaining the good people of Tennessee for close to three years.An invitation to sail around the world with my Father in his sailboat found leaving Nashville if only for a short period.Chronic sea sickness prevented me from finishing the trip round the world with my Dad so I hit dry land and found my way back to Indiana this time a job in a pit band playing Broadway musicals. This really opened my ear to great song writing in the ‘American Songbook’ manner.
A radical encounter with Jesus then found me wanting to glorify His name with music. I have been the music pastor at churches here in southern Indiana. I married and gained three wonderful kids as well as a beautiful wife and I can’t imagine my life with out them.