I am a vocalist, songwriter and rhythm guitarist and have toured internationally in bluegrass and country music for over twenty years. I grew up playing guitar and singing folk, blues and rock in Kansas City, MO and earned my bachelors and masters degrees in voice at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. I later studied with Metropolitan Opera star Eileen Farrell in a doctoral program at Indiana University and moved to Nashville in 1980.
I have produced and released four award winning albums.
I was voted Outstanding Background Vocalist in the Nashville Music Awards and have recorded with Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Tammy Wynette, Kathy Mattea, Garth Brooks, Emmylou Harris, Bill Monroe, Kenny Rogers, Wayne Newton, John Oats, Janey Clewer, Tony Rice, Darrell Scott, Martina McBride, Claire Lynch and Rhonda Vincent among others.
I have recorded jingles for State Farm, Mcdonald’s and Country Time Lemonade. I have been a voice instructor at Belmont University for nearly twenty years and have served on the board of directors for the Nashville chapter of The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists for ten years.