My talents include:
- Keyboard, Piano
- Keyboard, Synthesizer
- Lyrics, Writing
- Sound Effects
- Vocals, Backup
- Vocals, Lead
Hello & Welcome to all, including fellow Kompozers (-:
First off, 'Roots'...I am a Native Texan mutt, but was raised in Calif.
Am a mix of (Irish, Dutch, Scotch, Italian, French, Cherokee, Comanche & no telling what else may have slipped in there along the way, ha!)
Here is a bit about my past musical adventures I'd like to share with you...
I've been a member of many bands over the years.
In Prescott, Ariz. I was lead/backup vocalist with the Leroy B. Band (four piece, Bluegrass/Country). Our stomping ground was The 'Bird Cage Saloon' on Whiskey Row in the mid 70's.
Also played and recorded original music with several excellent musicians in many living room groups. (Used to record on reel-to-reels and cassette
tapes.) I still have 2 shoeboxes full of my song ideas that are slowly deteriorating as I type this...
I often wonder where those wonderful musicians are today & what they're doing.
Moved back to Tx. (Dallas) in 1983. In 1985 after auditioning for several groups, I was hired as lead/backup vocalist for the band 'Flashback' and
was a member until 1989.
It was a six piece Variety band, (Country/Soul/50's-60's-70's-80's music)
We also had an excellent 'Elvis-Pelvis' impersonator, Gary Ladell.
Did some studio demo work for our band and others.
Sang at several Opry's including the Wiley Opry.
In '89, moved to Amarillo and joined the band 'KrackerJack'.
Went to Nashville to plug some songs in '90, (Yes, I tried).
Moved back to the Weatherford, Tx. area in '93 and pursued
my music through the FWSA.
Am presently working on many projects here on Kompoz with all the wonderful talent that abounds from all over the world! I am very proud to be a member os such a fantastic platform for musicians, singers, and writers!
Am also working on projects of my own and trying to teach myself keyboard, guitar & how to mix, which is a very slow process, lol!
Am still followin' the dream wherever it leads..... Like all of us, I love music too!
Am a member of TAXI, and BMI.
Olivia Newton-John, Joni Mitchell, Emmy Lou, Ronstadt, Dolly Parton,
Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Fleetwood Mac(Stevie), Beatles, Stones, Eagles,
Hwy 101, Grace Slick, Heart, & many, many more.
Country, Pop, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Spiritual, Inspirational, R/B, Bluegrass, Other
"Half a Woman" placed in the top five in the Country category 2005
at the SongOftheYear.com songwriting contest
and have also received the 'Suggested Artist' award for several other songs.
*GarageBand home studio software
*Yamaha Keyboard, tambourine, other percussion
*Ibanez acoustic/electric guitar
*Sterling Audio Mic & Blue Mic
*Boss drum machine
*Rokit studio speakers
*Shure & Koss headsets