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I am a self-taught guitar player. I have spent endless hours practicing and study other artists. Yet in the end my style is my own. Through the years I have written over 135 songs and recorded many of them. In my journey into music I have taken great delight in learning hundreds of songs from throughout the ages. I grew up in Richfield, MN but landed in Duluth MN in 1999 where I taught school. Soon my passion for music became paramount and I retired January 2014. I now devote myself to music fulltime.
Song writing is something that comes easy for me. I just write about people, experiences and life around me. I have been highly influenced by living in the north woods of Minnesota, as well as all the dear people I’ve crossed paths with.
Along with original music, I enjoy singing a wide variety of cover tunes; songs from Patsy Cline, Jimmy Reeves, Stevie Wonder, Beatles, Jack Johnson, Bob Marley, Carol King, Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez, Norah Jones, Billy Joel, Elvis and Joni Mitchell to name a few! I often take requests and enjoy having folks sing along with me.
Successful music performances in the Duluth area include:
The Red Mug, Sacred Heart, Amazing Grace, Duluth Children’s Museum, Beaner’s Central, Sir Bens’, Thirsty Pagan, The Lighthouse at Emily’s, Larsmont Cottages, Grand Superior Lodge, Fitger’s Brew House, Lutsen Resort, numerous ECFE and Head Start programs, public libraries, art openings and over 26 local assisted living and nursing homes. I am also called upon for weddings, social clubs, funerals, hospice, the Blues Fest Train, prison and private parties. My music has aired on local radio stations.
“Life is so short; follow your passion today because you can.”
Recording music is one of my greatest joys. It’s a way to document all the work I have put into creating a moment in time. I am so excited about the completion of my latest project. It is a collection of love songs. I hope to release this new album, “Dance with my heart” in February of 2015. There will be 17 tracks. Most are originals along with a few old time favorites. Samples will become available soon.
My recordings include:
Dance with my Heart *NEW* To be released February 2015
Welcome to This Day 2011
All I Want for Christmas is You! 2008 A Christmas single
The North Woods 2009
Forever Together 2009
Night Breeze 2005
Simple Pleasures 2002
Little Treasures Sing and Dance, Vol 1 2008
Little Treasures Sing and Dance, Vol 2 “Shake Your Egg” 2009
Which was funded by the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council.