In 1999, I moved to Georgia and began working with my father. I didn’t have the patience for fishing, so golf and music was way to connect with my father. In early 2002 I started playing guitar. Art and the need to create has always been a driving force in my life. I guess the natural progression for me musically, was to write my own songs. Through my father, I had a heavy dose of country music as my influence. That followed me to adulthood and was only reinforced as we played music together. I have always been drawn to the storytellers. These influences would ultimately help form my writing style. I like a song that creates a mental picture. To me lyrics are first priority in a song. I won't sacrifice a verse to fit a song within a time parameter. I’ve gone as far as re-writing portions of a song ten years later because something didn’t sit right with me. I’m not saying my lyrics are perfect or better than anyone else’s. I’m saying I first have to like it. Hopefully others do too.