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At present, I’m composing music for two compelling films I’m screenwriting, both original and tastefully done. One takes place in England and the other in Mississippi. Both are very well thought out and the characters have been studied extensively, they are believable in the story they are telling. No producers have seen this work yet but when it gets out there, it will be something else. When I’ve told bits and pieces to strangers when I’m out performing music, they set their drinks down and lean in, even plugging one ear to hear better and look at each other. Some breathe deep and say, “That needs to be out there….are you doing anything with this? Unbelievable! I felt like I was there. Who are these people, do you know them?”
I’m surrounded by these characters; odds and not so evens and some so good at hiding everything ‘til you hold them like a sheet of paper up to a light and you see right through them. They wake me impatiently in the middle of the night; I search for a pen or crayon, something that will leave a mark, jotting down ideas. Cuz in the morning, I open my eyes and they are all standing there with a look on their eyes like we didn’t do anything.
When they aren’t around, however, I’m creating music; writing lyrics and instrumentals to keep them company. I like adding emotion to a song, telling a story, while incorporating smooth transition and take very seriously when working with musicians to respect the music as it deserves. I’m well versed in post war urban blues, deep rifts, from gravely to clean. When I play, I visualize the characters portrayed in a film or setting; be it happy, homecoming or hard times (adding water to the milk, how far will it go), holding your child in your arms, saying everything’s going to be ok, knowing you’re about to lose everything you worked for. I perform these songs; either harmonica solos or vocals at open mics, to test them out and am always humbled by the crowd's response and awe of how old they sound – 30’s blues always comes up or the next Ray Charles yet different at the same time.
It's time for a change. I am looking to branch out and get my work recognized and others work. I am available to work on projects that could use my skills and creativity in recording studios or backup musician for gigs and festivals. . I can easily add great dynamics to any genre. This is about music, the good stuff. It’s where energy needs to be put.
Can’t stop me now!