LIFE - PULSE - SOUL - STORY
Born in Chicago and steeped in American Roots Music; the Blues, Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Country and Gospel.
Great music is soulful, it exudes the Truth. It has myriad origins and comes in all colors. The life/pulse and story of each song becomes a shared experience for listener and musician alike.... Each song a new variation on a universal, and yet deeply personal, theme.
My early years were spent in Blues bands, playing in clubs and, through that, I spent time with and was mentored by some of the 'creators' of the genre. In the early 2000's, I was blessed to work with, become a friend and brother of, Solomon Burke.
Some of the sessions represented here were produced by Solomon, "The King of Rock n' Soul". The tracks were cooked up with a blend of ingredients to create something new, but somehow familiar, at the same time.
My wife Brooks is a very talented pianist and writer. A few of the tracks here are collaborations; either on music end or production side of things.
Other tracks are gleaned from decades old LP releases, more recent CD projects and unreleased demos.
No musical clones, digital beats or sound cues here, just stories to tell and share....
Thank you for stopping by....!