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 and tells a story. It has myriad origins and comes in all colors..... each song a new variation on a universal, and yet deeply personal, theme.
My early years were spent in Blues / rock'n roll bands, playing in clubs. Through that time, I hung out 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, "The King of Rock n' Soul"!
Some of the sessions represented here were the result of Solomon's belief in my work. 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....!