I am a musician and graphic artist. I do freelance graphic art work and
web designs some of which you can see from this website. My web designs
can be simple static websites to dynamic site, backed with a database for
e-commerce, quest registration, newsletter signups, blogs, and more.
I currently play drums and percussion for four music groups:
Wailin' Wolves Band,
Bo' Hog Root,
and the Porch Lizards.
And I occasionally sit in with Red Truck Riot,
and Easy and The Crawlers, and sit in with a variety of musicians when asked. The past
several years, I have played with the Hank
Wellman and the Stone Cold Blues Band, Charles
Atkins Blues Band, The
Mayhaws, Blue Chameleon, Trail
by Stone, The
Downhome Blues Band and The Dead Keys.
I am very fortunate to live in a area blessed with so many excellent musicians;
Tallahasse, Florida. Tallahassee is the home of Florida State University
(FSU) which is one of the finest music schools in the nation. Charles, known
as the "professor of the blues," teaches and conducts the blues
and improvisation labs at FSU.
Two people in my life have given me the most musical inspiration; Clark
Gandy (I miss you dearly) and Charles Atkins. Mr. Gandy is no longer with
us, but he believed in my music more than anyone I know. He was my music
instructor from age 12 to age 18. Charles now provides me the opportunity
to once again learn more and more about becoming, not only a fine musican,
but a professional musican. Charles gave me the nickname, "Sweetgroove".
I don't have any specific musical or artist influence. I don't have a favorite
artist; I like so many in all genres. It just has to be good. I do tend
to lean toward country and blues. I love the emotion from both.
Anyway, I hope to see you around. And beware, I now have a new slogan, given
to me by Carrie Hamby from The Mayhaws, "She has a cowbell, and she
knows how to use it."