Music has always been a part of my life. Ironically, as a child, I was very shy about people hearing me sing. To this day, my mother reminds me of church services when she would lean toward me to hear me sing along with the congregation and as soon as she did I would be quiet.
I joined the marching band in middle school where I played saxophone. In high school, some friends and I formed a band called Omega Final. The band consisted of three trombones, two trumpets, a drummer, and me on baritone sax. In time, the band added a lead singer and I branched out to try my hand at keyboard, background vocals, and songwriting. Our band never got rich and famous, but we enjoyed local fame in our home town of Starkville, Mississippi.
Although I had dreams of being a famous musician, I decided I'd better get an education (at least as a back-up plan). I studied Mechanical Engineering at Rice University in Houston, TX. While at Rice, I sang in the Black Student Union choir, where I sang my first solo. I decided to break through my shyness about people hearing me sing, so gave it a go and didn't look back. In addition to the choir, I was also part of a male a'capella group called the G Men. In that group, my confidence in my singing as well as arranging skills grew.
A busy career and family life after college left me little time to pursue music. However, over the years I have managed to write and record a few songs. If you like any of my songs, please share them with others and become a fan.