Music has been an important hobby since my teens – singing, playing guitar, writing songs and collaborating with others in various bands.
The roots of my music are in the Delta and country blues and my style has been influenced by artists and bands such as Dylan, Little Feat, Steely Dan, Elvis, Ry Cooder, J J Cale and Bonnie Raitt.
Some original songs have emerged from life’s experiences and speak to emotions while others are less personal. Song-writing efforts have all been thoroughly subjected to live performances at open-mics and gigs, some to emerge the better for it and remain on the playlists, others falling by the wayside.
” Not just a talented musician and song writer but overall great entertainer!” (Voltaire Vegan Restaurant, September 2016)
Because my wife has for many years been stricken with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), housebound and mostly bed-bound, all profits made from my live performances and recorded material is donated to the M.E. Association to help fund biomedical research into this awful illness.
“Shed Songs”, a solo album of original songs, was released in 2016 on the Turquoise Coal label.
Here is a link to a radio interview I did with Jacqueline Jax of AVA Live Radio (Florida USA) in February together with some background information about my music. A fascinating and enjoyable experience. And so rewarding to know that people like my song “Letters” from the album.
Here is a you tube link to a review of “Letters” by Indie Music Live (at 32 minutes)