Bio

When I first began to write songs, I wanted to create music that would place me in the genre so popular in the ’60s and ’70s, often referred to as “Folk Rock.” Try as I might, I simply could not find my voice in that process. My method seems to be one that tells stories, often requiring fiddle, mandolin, and banjo to musically reflect what the lyrics are saying. However, I do not feel that I am a country music or bluegrass singer/songwriter. I suppose that the most accurate commentary I can suggest is that I write folk songs about country life, although my subjects are not exclusively limited to those parameters. Those particular songs are based on experiences I had as a child during family visits to my Great Grandmother's home in the mountains just outside Brevard, North Carolina. All the adults sitting around the dining table grew up enduring what was undoubtedly a stressful and hard life riddled with immense uncertainty. Yet in all those family gatherings, even when reminiscing, there was always an abundance of laughter and joking around and love expressed about their lives at that old homestead. I have attempted, where allowed by the process, to carry that bright light into my songwriting.

I believe that you, the listening public are much less rigid today in limiting your choices to only one or two music categories, and I am not quite sure, at this stage where my creations will take root. My hope is that you will give my music a sampling and embrace it if it appeals to you. Having said that, please accept my personal thanks for visiting my website and welcome into “November Fields.”