I fell in love with music as I grew up in and around Detroit. Learning to play, and sing, and write songs enveloped by the motor city, I couldn't help but to be influenced by the local fare. I grew up absorbing the MC5, Stooges, Alice Cooper, Rare Earth, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Donald Byrd, Earl Klugh, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and many other less-known Detroit garage bands.

In Detroit, I made many associations, collaborations, and friendships . . . in the local and regional music scene.

I continued to write, play, and record in college in a reggae-punk band at Central Michigan University.

Next came marriage and fatherhood. I sold all of my guitars and amps to buy baby food, and began to eek out a living in the corporate world of information and data management; while my Detroit contemporaries, like Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Robert Ritchie (Kid Rock), Marshall Mathers (Eminem), Jack White (White Stripes), established themselves.

No regrets.

Then a wonderful thing happened. I moved to the Pacific Northwest, and became deeply enraptured with that music. Rekindling my love for the grunge sound, I picked up where I'd left off. I began writing, playing, singing and recording again; living in the Portland Oregon area, an indie music hotbed.

Now in the Pacific Northwest, I have made many associations, collaborations, and friendships in the local and regional music scene.

So what comes next? I am proudly a Pacific Northwest musician, declaring my love for alternative and grunge to anyone who wants to know, while embracing the Portland Indie scene. But I'm every bit as proud of my Detroit Rocker upbringing. The result is an interesting new mix of songs. These songs reflect a lifetime of ups and downs, rights and wrongs, richness and poverty.


A unique and soulful work!

A great work by an independent artist with a unique voice. Creative lyrics and painstaking production make these soulful tracks stand out. Take this album for a spin! :)

Lush and evocative

This aptly named album puts me in a peaceful beachfront state of mind. Song after song strikes my ear as part Moody Blues, part Pink Floyd, part Simon and Garfunkel--quite an accomplishment for a solo artist. If you like rock with lush, evocative musicality, this album belongs in your collection.

Fantastic and thought-provoking!

This album is a thinking person's album--the lyrics are insightful and thought-provoking, the various guitars lend an air of deep soulful groove, and the vocals are haunting and not remotely close to the sugar-coated pop of today's world. Great album, definitely recommend getting it!