Once upon a time in North Carolina, a friend of a friend invited me to play keyboards in his country band. I had no experience (classically trained) nor love of country music, but I agreed. They paid me to have fun.
I didn’t even know that was possible. Every paying gig I’d had up to that point was low wage, low skill, manual labor.
It was then I knew music was my future.
While searching for a new sound, this idea came to me: combine ancient with modern to create a serene, yet pummeling sound. I take Gregorian chant-style vocals and support it with rock instrumentation, and presto, Gregorian Rock!
I play keyboards, electronic wind instrument, Chapman Stick, and sing. You will hear the influence of my classical background, with hints of Neal Morse, Skillet, Iona, Frost, and 70s prog.
My most recent album features Grammy-nominated guitarist, Phil Keaggy on three of the 12 tracks. It was a joy to work with one of my musical heroes, and Phil genuinely had fun playing on those songs.