Picture this I am sitting isolated in an empty room spending hour upon hour rewriting a few seconds of a song tell its perfect. Squabbling over this or that, apples or oranges; trying to secure the precise words to bring the song to life. I’m a painter of words. I paint mental pictures of the world my characters live in. Yes, it’s true I live the life of a singer-songwriter. My box of paints includes the music styles of gospel, soul, folk, and blues, but I’m unafraid to draw outside the line, having written songs in about every style known to man.
From a very young age, I found myself entranced by the power of music. Growing up in a Christian community, I was constantly surrounded by the sound of hymns and soulful country; it was hard to not join in. Seeing people get lost in rhythm seeing people moved to tears by passionate lyrics really left its mark on me and influenced me to do the same.
I no longer make church music, but I’ve never forgotten the effect that gospel music can have on people; things like teaching lessons, tackling difficult life situations, descriptive lyrics, simplicity, and speaking to the soul. I want to help people gain perspective on their life by poking fun at domestic struggles but also to have fun. Life is extremely brief to waste on worry, I’d rather spend it dancing.