I grew up with a music loving family. My dad plays guitar and my mom plays accordion, my brother bass. We got together on the weekends with friends either at home or someone else’s place and everyone would bring their instruments and play. It was a lot of good memories.
Grandma and grandpa on my Dad’s side both played as well. Grandpa played violin, clarinet, and trumpet with his own band in Alberta and grandma played the mandolin. My first very small guitar I got when I was about six years old. But the first real guitar was for my twelfth birthday. It was from the Sears catalogue in a hard case. It had a hummingbird design on the pick guard. My dad showed me a few chords and I took some lessons. I first started writing songs at about fourteen. And played and sang at church.
I love to play and write songs and love recording and creating something that can impact someone’s life for the good. Paul continually amazes me with his gift of creating and orchestrating an original “musical painting” behind each song.
I still enjoy playing and singing at church with the church band – River of Life – which I have had the fun of being part of for the past six years, with my dad. I love playing guitar, mandolin, fiddle and banjo … always there is another note to try!