I was born and raised in New Orleans. I learned to play guitar at the age of 5. Grew up and schooled by some of the greatest New Olreans musicians. My greatest influence was Aaron Neville. Not only did he school me in music he also thought me how survive in the neighborhood. His son Ivan was another strong influence. The influence from my father in music was significant when he was around. He was a BeBopper from the 1940's. He played with some of the greatest Big Bands around. Which got me into the Jazz influence that blend with my technique that i play. Ive been playing professionally off and on since I was 15. I love all genres of music. I can be a strong asset to any project I am involved with. I have played around the world with many great musicians.