I played my first live show in front of a paying audience in Charlotte, NC back in 1991. I was 22, and I was in a grunge band called “me and emma”. We were a three-piece outfit that often drew comparisons to Nirvana. I did all songwriting, guitar and vocals.
In 1992, we were invited to perform at the North Carolina Music Showcase where we played in front of music industry folks and record label reps. None of the labels were itching to sign us, but it was very exciting!
Over the next few years we managed to earn a small, local following, and I hoped that would continue forever. That band ended abruptly when one of the members took his own life in 1994. That is something that still hurts even after all these years. I was kind of lost.
So, for the next couple of decades, music became something very personal that I did for myself and rarely shared. I continued to write, record and play shows occasionally. My songs are, and have always been, very personal. They are reactions to living, hopes, hurts, fears and joys. I am proud of the fact that I am not a youngster anymore. I have some life experience, and I’ve spent many years working with my hands out in the real world.
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