Born in Chicago, I was influenced by many of the blues artists from the area, such as Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, and The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Later, I found myself drawn to the likes of Eric Clapton, Chicago, and jazz guitarist George Benson. As I developed as an artist, songwriting became my passion, which brought forth influences from songwriters, such as Dan Fogelberg and Kenny Loggins. You can learn more about my development with this document.
I perform regularly in coffee houses, wine bars, restaurants, and at special events and concerts as a solo artist or with my band, First Look. With such versatility, I have performed with other professional groups such as Portrait and Clear Ridge, while also continuing my success as a solo artist. My San Diego-based band is made up of high-energy studio musicians who work regularly with me at my label, Seagull Records.
I wrote and produced a record in 1987 titled "Welcome Home," which was dedicated to the veterans of the Vietnam War. Since then, I have produced three CDs: "Song in the Wind"," Crossroads of Life", and "For the First Time." My most recent CD of original music titled "My Turn to Fly" will be released in the forthcoming months.