BIOGRAPHY

What can I say..... I have been playing drums for many, many years. And, I will continue to play and will only give it up when Bonnie Raitt gives it up. Which means, you will have to pry the sticks from my cold hard hands. I still play and am pretty damn good.

Hi. 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,  Rags & TinderGin & Razor  and Lee C. Peyton. And I occasionally sit in with Red Truck Riot, Cheap and Easy and The Crawlers, and sit in with a variety of musicians when asked. The past several years, I have played with Coastal Highway, Bo' Hog Root, Tinhorn, cdh and the Porch LizardsHank WojiArty HillKaren CollinsJimi McKenzieBrett Wellman and the Stone Cold Blues BandCharles Atkins Blues BandThe Mayhaws, Blue Chameleon, Trail by StoneThe 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."