My music falls into the contemporary folk category. It is a blend of acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards, percussion and vocals. I try to compose a unique feeling using syncopated rhythm and lighthearted lyrics. I attempt to put some order on my table, I want to be secure. I sing about social struggles we face every day. I attempt to mend our relationships torn as we strain against adversity and mockery. I'll pacify negativity with humor and delight. I am confident I have carved out a niche in the world of music. I will continue to compose with the same formula that has made me what I am. I'm going to keep writing and playing the way I want to, I won't perform any other way. I'll keep trying to be unique. I grew up in a small town in north central Washington. Music has always been a part of my life. I'm working on my 9th CD. I am a voting member of the Grammys and my last 3 CDs have been listed for preliminary vote in the Contemporary Folk section.