I have been a professional performing musician since I was a young boy singing solos with the orchestra in my home state of Kentucky. The only thing I love as much as playing music is writing about music.
I remember the first time I got paid to sing. I thought they were pulling my leg. From that moment on, my love for the performing arts never waned.
Over the years, I had the honor to play in every state in the US with the exception of Montana. I have had the privilege to share the stage with some of the most excellent musicians on earth.
I have had the distinction of working with many greats in the rock, pop, and jazz idioms including Barry Manilow.
In 2012 I went back to college, focusing on English composition. After completing my first essay, the professor asked me if I had anything published. He gave me an A+ on his next nine assignments, inspiring my love for writing.
Other musicians started asking me to rewrite their bios and landing pages. Soon, some of the local establishments where I performed asked me to improve the copy on their sites. But I never considered writing full time.
Then, in February of 2022, I was diagnosed with HPV-related throat cancer, and I haven't been able to sing since.
After chemo and radiation, I am cancer free, but my vocal cords may never be the same.
I am approaching writing from the same standpoint that I come at the music business. I am looking to make friends with people who want to work with me because of my values and standards, to form productive relationships, and to contribute wherever I can.
Check out some of my writing work on my writing portfolio page.
Check out some of my video editing work on my video editing portfolio page.
Check out some of my music production work on my music production portfolio page.