I'll use this page to post some YouTube videos. That's why I called it "YouTube".
As an elementary school teacher, I have found that the recent shooting in Connecticut has hit very close to home. One of my ways of dealing with such things is to make music, so I wrote this song. As I watch the news reports about the students and their families, I know this could just as easily have been my school and my students, or even my daughter. Any money I make on this song will be donated to Mental Health America in hopes of getting people the help they need before another event like this happens. May this song help you find some peace in this difficult time. (listen to and download the real recording here.)
When I was growing up, I spent a lot of time in a nursing home because my mom worked there. I used to play piano for the residents, and there was an old black lady named "Lula" who used to walk in and just start singing the blues... she usually sang this song. I can still remember her rich voice confidently singing, "Feelin' tomorrow... just like I feel today..." I had no idea how to play the blues at the time, but I learned just by following what she was singing. When she was done singing, she would just smile and walk out of the room. This one was played on my old Yamaha piano at home.
This is a video of me playing and singing a song from the "All the Way Home" album. It's called "Today." I wrote this for my dad after he battled cancer for several months.
This is from a television spot on "MusicArtists4U" where I played keyboards and did background vocals for country artist Shawn Hammonds. I'm on the far right in the orange shirt. There are two or three pretty nice songs on here.
This is from a show where I played keyboards and did background vocals for country artist Shawn Hammonds. I'm on the far right in the orange shirt. You can see a little piano solo at about 3:40. It was a fun show. I think it was in Wisconsin, and it was called "Country Thunder."