Americana Performing Songwriter - Nashville Tennessee
Raised in Mount Gilead, Ohio, USA. He was strongly influenced by Traditional Country, 50's Rock&Roll, Rockabilly and 60's Folk, and Contemporary Alternative Styles.
UNDERGROUND NASHVILLE SAYS; "... like Kristofferson's early works, his songs are not contrived, not slick, or divorced from the painful and beautiful world he sees around him."
His 2011 release, The Poet, arose from one of the most painful and frightening experiences a human being can have: a battle with cancer. In his liner notes for that album he says; "After winning a battle with cancer, I began to evaluate my life. I looked at what I have done, what I have not done, and what I needed to do. Much of that conversation with myself shows up in my songs.”
That defining moment brought him back to the performanmce spotlight, returning to the stage, in 2010, after 22 years of not performing. It also brought him closer to what mattered to him most— a desire to express a spectrum of emotion and feelings through his words and stories. Those conversations have continued in his latest work (and first full studio release) "Stories From Edison Road."
From these songwriting efforts, he has received some international air-play, song placement in the television show "Gear Heads," writes and performs with some of the best-brightest young Singer/Songwriters around Nashville, and has had multiple releases (4 different artist) of his most highly demanded song "What If Its Love." All while remaining as one of the Top 25 Americana Artist in Nashville.
That, of course, is just the beginning ...