I started playing keyboards when at 13 years old. My mother was a great pianist and had a major influence on my love of music. At 15, I started playing with bands in Jacksonville. I joined a group called The Neutrons that later became Two Shades of Soul. I have performed with many well-known artists including BB King, Clarence Carter, James Brown and Aretha Franklin. I enjoy song writing and have written and co-written several songs.