I was raised just outside of Dallas, Texas, in the suburban sprawl of a town called Mesquite. I was quite honestly forced into music at an early age by my 60’s rocker father.
Things like practicing guitar for lunch money, performing songs as punishment, and the robed church choir left me with a powerful distaste for music. In college I sheepishly picked up the guitar again after a career-ending (flag) football knee injury. Luckily it didn’t take long to remember those old chords Dad taught me. I quickly started learning new songs, scouring record stores and skipping haircuts. This lead to jamming with friends, which lead to starting bands, which ultimately lead to writing songs. I loved it all. So much in fact, that after school I moved to Nashville to avoid the inevitability of the real world. In Nashville I found a thriving artistic community where I was able to develop as a musician, writer, performer and more importantly as a person. That musical and personal growth is well documented in ten eclectic indie rock records with my longtime bands, The Luxury Liners and The Foxymorons. I could say a lot more about those bands, but in 2008 I also kicked off a solo career with the release of Make The Best Of It. The solo career has given me new flexibility to explore different sounds, support other artists, tour internationally and…relocate on a whim! In late 2010 I recorded Upside Down and moved to a sleepy Southern California beach town and began leading worship music.