Growing up in the heart of the Appalachian mountains, bluegrass music has always been a part of my life. I started playing my first instrument, the guitar, when I was ten years old and shortly after discovered the mandolin. The simplistic beauty of the mandolin quickly made it my favorite instrument. Music is a tool that brings joy to people’s lives and I am thankful to be able to use the gifts God has given me. Being able to write, sing and play songs that make people think, relate, and enjoy the gift of life is what this project is about.