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...ask me who I am and I'll tell you, I'm a work in progress...(Water Me Down)
My father sang in the Navy choir and was honored to sing solo The Lords Prayer for Eleanor Roosevelt. My Great Aunt led a huge church orchestra and choir in Virginia. My cousin, Lynwood King Jr., is a stunning guitarist with two exquisite CD’s. My brother played guitar and I begged him to teach me a few chords when I was 8 years old. The rest is a self taught history.
I graduated from the University of Texas and headed west. California or bust! There is no place on earth I’d rather be. I hooked up with the West Coast Songwriters and it has been my university for music. A community of talented, genuine, big-hearted people. There are no words for how grateful I am to WCS. I am now a past President of West Coast Songwriters Board of Directors and continue to serve on the board.
A hermit songwriter most of my life, my first CD White Wall in1999 forced me to the stage. I went from tiny venues to opening act at the Mountain Winery in one summer..whew! At the same time, my two kids were in grade school. I was asked to entertain at a school picnic...a foreign concept since I don’t do kids music. To solve the problem I began teaching songwriting, eventually writing with hundreds of kids in grades 2-6th. Thus the Kids Rock Project! The song Welcome to the World went on to be used in an independent video that won the Panasonic New Vision Award. And I will always remember singing Give Some Back under starry skies to an audience of 500 at the Hidden Villa, Night Under the Stars event.
I’ve been quiet for awhile. But armed now with my new high strung Breedlove and my longtime Martin HD28, I am writing, rewriting and recording again, tapping the production talents of Grammy winning producer Enrique Gonzalez Muller, Grammy pretelecast music director Larry Batiste and multi instrumentalist Kevin Harris. It is exciting to be back in the creative mode. Look for performance dates soon.
Thanks for reading!!!