JJ Thomas , Rod Shoap , Mark Steinman and Jack Jones playing at the “GrinderHouse” in Crossville, Tn.
There’s something special about sibling’s harmony.
At Star Recording Studios working on tracks for the album ‘On The SIDE’ for Tommy Sea.
Engineering done by Tony Perry.
(My first love) : I began my musical career at the age of 13, playing drums for a country band in Southwest Florida. I played in various bands all through high school and into college. I found some successes as a musician, but not what I had hoped for.
(My second love): Subsequent to being a musician I went into law enforcement and served over 30 years as a police officer, Sheriff, Police Chief and Magistrate for the criminal court system. Now, my wife (My forever love, Sandi) and I live south of Nashville, Tennessee.
During my law enforcement career, I continued to play in some local bands and , following my retirement I met some great song writers. One of my song writing mentors, Jerry Thomas, taught me how to express myself with words and music. Jerry always said, “It all starts with a song.” The thought of writing stuck with me and now I write at least one song each month.
What sticks for me? When I was a sheriff in Southwest Florida the local new wrote a story about me sitting in with the band at ‘Cinco de Mayo’ celebration and called me a ’Crooner’. It was one of the few things they ever got right….I really enjoy a beautiful love song and I really enjoy writing songs about the Caribbean . I love the sun, the beaches, fishing and the local people.
I am currently accepting offers to perform in restaurant’s, coffee shops, wedding’s and other small venue jobs. I am all about hearing the music and the words to the songs. And right now, my focus is on Artist hearing my songs and perhaps recording one or two or 3,4, lol
My number one hobby is spending time with my children and grandchildren. Even when it’s only on the phone, it’s a joy to hear what they are doing and what they think is important. It’s also very important they know who their grandparents are. You never know who you truly are until you know where you came from! By the way, our youngest grandson recently won a song/Lyrics writing contest at his middle school. The fruit fell close to the tree.
Other hobbies include playing golf , watching college football and basketball and traveling to different places.
My favorite thing is playing music. I have a music studio upstairs and spend a few hours each day in it. My wife is also a singer and often we spend time together singing and recording. It’s just plain fun. I also enjoy playing new instruments, something I have not touched before.