I love music. I'll sing anything from soul to rock; R&B to folk, from club anthems to reggae, from americana to the blues and back again. Music is how I love the world.
I grew up singing. My dad was a top tenor who sang barbershop quartet and worshipped the beauty of harmony. He taught me and my brother to sing, and that to sing well meant to listen.
I've gotten a lot of vocal comparisons over the years including Joan Osborne, Marvin Gaye, Sharon Jones, Marc Cohn, Joss Stone, Stevie Wonder, Rickie Lee Jones, kd lang, Joe Cocker, Bonnie Raitt, Van Morrison, and on. (I threw the men in there because whether or not I sound like them, sometimes it's more about feeling like them when I sing). And... forgive this indulgence, but I also believe I sound like, well... me.
As we all are, I am a multifaceted person and artist. My life: My joy, my pain, my fears, my loves, my battles, my outrage, surprise, impatience, acceptance, compassion, judgements - all of it - is the basis for what I write. The writer, the singer, and the guitar player in me all have distinctly different takes on what music is. And just when I think I have one of them figured out, they surprise me. But I like that. I hope you enjoy getting to know them like I do. Thank you for joining me. Welcome.
Perhaps you want to know what my genre is. I know this is a no-no in the marketing/branding world, but I don't have (or want to have) a genre. I know the industry wants us to all fit nicely in a category, and I get that from a money-making/know-your-audience standpoint. Makes perfect sense. So here's my compromise. I can genre-tize this project. I just won't genre-tize myself. Fair?
So read on and I'll tell you more about it.