Texas-Nashville Songwriter, Producer, Jesus Follower (not in that order)
I hate this part but apparently if I wanna do this performing songwriter thing - I gotta tell you about stuff like...
- My song GOOD TIMES written with Kyle Level and recorded by my friend Jesse Raub, Jr went #1 on the Texas Regional Radio Report Feb 21st!!
- Kerrville New Folk Finalist 2019
- Songwriter Serenade Finalist and 2nd place winner
- SWRFA 2019 Official Showcase performer
- Staff songwriter in Nashville
- Rusty Wier Songwriter Contest Winner
- BW Stevenson Songwriter Contest Winner
- Regular performer at Bluebird Cafe in Nashville
So... book me :-) I will come play for ya!!!
Updated show schedule!!
Thur Mar 12 - CANCELLED :-( Wine Garden at the Houston Rodeo opening for Jesse Raub, Jr! (The headline act INSIDE the rodeo that night is CODY JOHNSON :-)
Fri Mar 13 - House concert in Ft Worth, TX with my friend Zane Williams!
Sat Mar 14 - El Patio Escondito in Van Alstyne, TX - 6:30pm!
Sat Mar 21 - Opening for Drew Kennedy at The Corner Theatre in Mesquite, TX! Doors open at 7pm!
Wed Apr 8 - Music Row Freakshow at The Local in Nashville, TN, 7pm!
Wed Apr 15 - Hard Eight BBQ in Roanoke, TX! 7pm-9pm!
Thur Apr 16 - Love and War in TX - Plano, TX! 7pm!
Sat Apr 18 - Camphouse Concerts in Nixon TX - swapping songs with Helene Cronin! 7pm!
Wed Apr 22 - Music Row Freakshow at The Local in Nashville, TN, 7pm!
Thur May 14 - Love and War in TX - Plano, TX! 7pm!
Mar 6, 2020
- That Jesse Raub, Jr cut - GOOD TIMES - went NUMBER ONE on the Texas Regional Radio Report Feb 21st!!! Thank you Jesse for recording it and thank you Kyle Level for letting me write that one with ya!!
- The Bluebird Cafe show on Feb 28 was simply amazing! Doug Johnson, Ryan Larkins, and Helene Cronin killed it! Been playing there for probably a dozen years now but it never gets old.
- The artist that was recording 3 of my songs in the last update... recorded a FOURTH! God is good! As soon as I can tell ya who - I will! He ain't famous yet... but he might be soon! :-)
- And someone who IS already famous might be recording a song or two of mine here in the next few weeks.... so we'll see!! I'll keep ya updated!
Feb 12, 2020
Well let's see...
- As of Feb 7th, 2020, my song GOOD TIMES written with Kyle Level and recorded by my friend Jesse Raub, Jr was at #3 on the Texas Regional Radio Report and... still climbing :-)
- I have at least 3 more songs getting recorded on a major independent label in Nashville as we speak :-) Whether or not they end up on a record... always remains to be seen until you can buy it at Walmart! LOL!
- I put almost 6000 miles on my Ford Edge in 29 days starting Jan 12 haha!
- my wife is still amazingly awesome! :-)
Oct 3, 2019
My last update was in June?? Bless my heart.
Well let's see -
1 - Someone famous has recorded one of my songs. That's all I can say at the moment :-) God is
2 - I have Jesse Raub's current single at Texas Radio called GOOD TIMES that I wrote with Kyle Level years ago! Jesse has had four #1 songs in Texas... hoping for this to be his fifth!
3 - I was a SWRFA 2019 Official Showcase Performer last week in Austin! SWRFA was awesome!!
4 - I am starting to play more house concerts which I am very excited about!
5 - My wife is still amazingly awesome.
I think that sums it up! More news to come!! I'll try not to wait 4 months....
June 18, 2019
Man - I need to do a better job of updating this
section LOL! Well - let's see... I got 2nd place in
the Songwriter Serenade to an AMAZING writer -
Justin Farren - so I didn't mind AT ALL! Y'all should
check him out! But even more importantly - the
weekend and the whole event was just good for
the soul :-) Songwriters and people who love song-
writers and song... are just great people :-)
And then - I did the Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk
thing and I hate to sound like a broken record but... it
was CRAZY AWESOME! I didn't get chosen as one of
the 6 "winners" but that was no biggie! The weekend
and the people and the song circles at night... again...
good for the soul!
Made some new fans at both events and picked up
some house concerts and industry friends so I hope
to see y'all out there more soon!!
Apr 19, 2019...
A couple of AMAZING things have happened in the
First - I found out that I am one of the 15 finalists in
the prestigious Songwriter Serenade Contest in
Moravia, TX held May 3-5 with the big concert on Sat
May 4!! This is such an honor and I can't wait to go
hang out and meet everyone and hear 3 days of great
Second - I just found out on Monday that I also am
one of the 32 finalists in the world famous Kerrville
New Folk Contest and will be performing at that on
Sat May 25 at 1pm! Again - a weekend full of great
songs and songwriters! Can't wait! Thank you to both
of these events for including me!
Dec 19, 2018...
Well - I finally have time to put something here in the "latest news" section AND I actually HAVE SOMETHING to put here! :-)
I owned, ran, managed, and played keyboards in the Dallas based party band Professor D for 29 years. On Nov 8 - I sold the business and dove head first into writing songs full-time!!!!!!!!!!!! Whew LOL. Scary stuff. But awesome stuff. Life stuff. Excited for what God has in store around the bend :-)