I believe I was a music lover from birth. I grew up listening to Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Smokie Robinson, Sam and Dave, Wilson Pickett and The Supremes. I was introduced to the guitar when a friend of mine showed me how to play the Peter Gunn theme. When I graduated from high school I volunteered for the Air Force (actually my mother made me go). During my tour in Colorado Springs I bought my first guitar and was introduced to Santana, Hendrix, Clapton, Allman Brothers and War. I was pretty much drawn to anybody with a guitar.
After a few years I ran across an album by the Jazz Crusaders. It totally blew my socks off. So I start following Grover Washington, Eric Gayle, George Benson, Bob James and others. During this time I played my guitar by ear and picked up what I could from other players.
When I got out of the service, I finished nursing school and started working in hospitals. The medical profession became and continues to be my life. Taking care of the sick is so special; I can never see myself not doing that, at least not to some extent.
Yet music has always been an integral part of my life. I learned so much playing in a local band called BIC and Solango. It was there that I met my co-producer Ronald McCain. In January of 1980, I gave my life to Jesus Christ and spent many years playing rhythm guitar for a gospel group as well as managing a female gospel group called "Voices of Hope". While I am grateful for all the experience I received, I was still missing something.
A few years ago I purchased a Tascam portable multitrack console and started recording my own music. I learned to experiment and develop by tracking my own music as well as doing free work for some local artists. Eventually I moved into the digital realm and discovered that my true love was music producing.
"To Share My Love" is actually not a statement of me as an artist, but me as a music producer. It is proof that God will give you your heart's desire if you trust Him and never give up.