Now Is Your Moment
It all started the day my grandfather passed away, I was thirteen years old. Upon arriving at the house I locked myself in his study. I began thumbing through the books on his antique book shelf because they were flashing like sparklers, there was a red walnut model airplane on a mechanical stand with an inscription that read "Freedom is Flight" A sunburst acoustic Gibson lie alone in the corner. Like a creative flea jumping from one person to the other the guitar was beckoning to me. I gathered enough courage to pick it up. I strummed a few chords which my Grandfather had showed me and every emotion that a thirteen year old boy can feel hit me like a tornado. My hands became one with the instrument. I felt life leap inside me. My heart was full of something it had never known before. My spirit was dancing to an invisible song. That October afternoon I made a commitment to God and to my Grandfather that I would dedicate my life to the pursuit of a legacy that he passed on. I didn't choose music it chose me. What sets my music apart from other people is my music comes from an honest and vulnerable place. Majority of what you will hear on the Kmg stuff is the way it went down in the studio. Live. You get the good the great even a few mistakes. By nature it gives the music an extra edge. The way I like to describe it is 'it's like falling in love with a childhood sweetheart all over again.' Whether it's your first time experiencing the stories or your thousandth time on a journey through the melodic wavelengths of the songs, my goal is that time will forever remain an after thought. For more than ten years now I have been busy crafting, recording, singing, and performing. I was born to a southern family in a small suburban town on the out skirts of Raleigh, North Carolina. Our town had three stop lights, a Fourth of July bicycle parade, and a soda pop shop next to the public library; this is where I learned to dream. Since moving to Los Angeles, I have had the fortunate opportunity of working with some of the industries most talented professionals including: Tim Myers (Gwen Stefani) Jeff Silbar (writer of "Wind Beneath My Wings"), Busbee (Writer: Rascal Flats), and most recently Tom Lillo (Lifehouse). My latest project entitled 'Now is Your Moment' features musicians who have recorded with acts such as One Republic, Tom Petty, John Mayer, even Etta James.