Born & raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, raised on blues, zydeco, & R&B. Sang w/ Mom & Dad in church. Four years of choir. Vocal influences: Billie Holiday, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Delores O'Riordan (The Cranberries), and Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, & Audioslave)... Musical influences: The Beatles, incl. Paul & George on their own, Pink Floyd, Yes, Jethro Tull, Jewel, Stevie Ray Vaughan, & Carlos Santana. Current band, The Sunnyside Ups.