Singer Songwriter, Folk, Christian, Blues, Americana.
I play my own music and a few cover tunes. When an event manager, or, director asks me to, I will share personal stories of how I have seen God at work in my life; Through times of divorce and death of my wife.
I often share background about the songs that I write.
Two of my songs have been on radio stations throughout the Mid-west region and two additional songs have been used in commercials.
I have worked with Jim Ryser and Tim Grimm (Americana Folk Singer).
Currently recording CD with Gold-Record Producer, Michael Clark and Troye Kinnett, (Keyboardist for John Mellancamp), Bassist, Steve Dokken,(Sandi Patty, Steve Camp).
Price Range: $250.00 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
I play guitar and sing, sometimes use a harmonica.
When I give a 'Concert' I play mostly my songs with one or two cover songs.
When I am asked to play at a Christian event, or, retreat, I usually play my songs and cover tunes, such as 'Heart of Gold', 'City of New Orleans', 'Cats in the Cradle'.
When I am asked to play and share my own testimonies, or, life experiences of what God has done in my life, again, I usually give background to my songs, play a few cover songs that people would recognize and share what it's like losing a spouse, going through a divorce with children, playing on a sidewalk and the people you meet, the process of being a musician.
Singer Songwriter of Rock / Christian / Folk / Americana Music
My musical journey has taken me to several places and has allowed me to meet many people along the way.
From being a 'background guitar player' in the movie, 'Breaking Away', having Dennis Quaid inquire about my Ovation 12 String; to playing a song for Jim Nabors, playing and meeting Grandpa Jones and his son at the Ozark Folk Festival, having a chat with with the 'real' Batman: Adam West on a tv set, playing music on the sidewalks, bars, dinner cruises, television, radio, my music has allowed me many wonderful opportunities, but the thing that amazes me the most is the wild notion that some people like to hear my music.
That is humbling.
I cherish the moments when I have played along with other musicians and singers, probably because most of my life I have played solo. So those times when there are others playing just thrills me. They make the music, I'm just along for the ride. And what a great ride it is.
I started playing guitar after getting one for Christmas when I was 13. I wanted drums. Mother had other ideas. Thank you mom.
The first time I actually 'performed' was in high school and it just grew from there.
My first CD was 'Speed of Light', of which the title track was played on many radio stations on full rotation. One station played the CD continuously for six hours.
My second CD was all acoustic. 'Worship' came about after a couple of people from church asked me to record some music that may assist them in their prayer time. A very simple recording with very personal songs.
One of my songs, 'It's All About Love', has been used for a radio spot for New Song Mission, a refuge for modern-day orphans and the fatherless in Indiana. I'm proud to have a connection with such a wonderful organization.
Currently working toward recording two CD's during this year and highly considering re-issuing 'Speed of Light' with some changes.
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Additional Booking Notes
One vocal mic, a cord for the guitar and one chair, or, stool.
A double guitar stand would come in very handy.
My last set list, from a Men's Retreat, hosted by a Church, included the following songs:
Heart of Gold - (Neil Young)
Dream #19 - (From my CD, Speed of Light)
Unchain My Heart - (Ray Charles, Joe Cocker) (From my CD, Speed of Light)
The Mountain -(new song I've written)
Cats in the Cradle - (Harry Chapin)
Best of Friends - (From my CD, Speed of Light)
City of New Orleans - (Arlo Guthrie)
New Orleans - (From my CD, Speed of Light)
Speed of Light - (From my CD, Speed of Light) (received radio play)
It's All About Love - (Song I've written and was used for radio commercial)
Influences & Inspiration
Bob Dylan, Harry Chapin, Paul Baloche, Chris Tomlin, Michael W. Smith, Moody Blues, John Denver.
A PA for guitar and mic. One vocal mic. A double acoustic guitar stand would be nice, otherwise, two acoustic guitar stands.
Also, either a chair, or, a stool.
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