Texas Grooves

Exit Stage Left

I was born in Arkansas City, Kansas and was adopted by my paternal grandparents at six months old. U.S. Steel transferred my father to Texas when I was four years old. I grew up in Wylie, Texas, and studied piano starting at age five, then classical guitar at age eight. I was ten years old when I started drumming. I had found my muse, my obsession, my groove. I went to college at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas with a full music scholarship…. Read More

Syncopated Acts of Accomplishment

As an award-winning percussionist, I was poised for a career as a professional musician. From the age of ten to the age of twenty-four my priorities revolved around drumming. Whether playing for an audience of one or many thousands, the adrenaline rushes and the rewards were immeasurable.When I became a parent, the cymbal sounded and the needs of my beautiful baby girl quickly became top priority. The thump, thump, thump of the bass drum became the thump, thump, thump of my heart as I began to rethink my life strategy. Read More