Picture the pig-tailed little girl with the hairbrush microphone in the mirror, and you get me. I've been a singer and songwriter all my life, and any other work I've done has been with music as the life force flowing in me.
I sang and studied with the best in Oklahoma City. Jokers Y-ilde Band was the first serious group I performed with, and we jammed! We received regional and national attention, and earned a place in the Oklahoma Historical Society. We experienced the highs and lows of being a popular dance band, and our breakup was very painful for me, but it gave birth to Prelude Band. Even more highs and lows followed, and after the tragic murder of our bandleader, our musical and my personal survival required a major transition. The Prelude Band left OKC and moved to Dallas, TX. We quickly became popular on the dance scene, and I was named a Dallas Diva by Buddy Magazine. Again, time came for us to go our separate ways, and I ventured into voiceovers, commercials, theater, and the public school classroom as a middle school language arts teacher.
Life marches on, and we march with it.
Even with all my other endeavors, I never stopped singing and writing. All this work gained focus when I began collaborating with Linny Nance, and recently Adam Pickrell, as song producers/arrangers. These two fabulous musicians gave life to what I heard in my head and felt in my soul.
I now serve as Music Coordinator at the Center for Spiritual Living Dallas (CSLDallas), my church home for over 30 years. My learning continues, and I am truly enjoying this new road in the journey!
My songs are a gift to me, a lifetime has passed while writing them, and my return to the music after decades away is coming home to what I've dreamed of. Time is on our side! I hope you find your story in these songs. I am thrilled beyond words to still be here writing and singing and playing with the band, and I am deeply honored to share this music with you!