As a kid I was content to sing on my own and make up songs and as a teenager I started going to see live bands. I always loved watching the guitarists play and was inspired to learn guitar and get in a band. At age fifteen I fell in love with a cobalt blue Kramer electric guitar and put it on lay away. Shortly after paying it off and a few guitar lessons, I joined a band with some friends in high school. A few years later I moved from New Mexico back to Chicago and joined an all girl hard rock band and became the lead guitarist. We were an all original band playing lots of clubs and trying to get a record deal. We had a lot of fun and local success but after awhile I decided to take a break.
After leaving the band, I began to write songs and record them with the help and talents of my husband Greg. My first CD, "Fields and Gardens" was the compilation of these songs. Soon after, we put a band together and were very lucky to enlist incredibly talented musicians. We started to perform at coffee houses, festivals, churches, and outdoor events! Meanwhile my husband Greg was continually learning all he could about recording and built a home recording studio. I can't tell you how super it is to have a husband who records, plays guitar, and writes!
Currently, I'm writing and recording for my fourth full length CD release. Since I love to write songs, I am also working on writing and co-writing for other artists and projects. I love to write about relationships, faith, real life struggles, overcoming, and whatever else I am experiencing at the time! Some are diaries of my own life in progress and others are my observations. My passion is to write from the heart in hopes that it will speak to the hearts of those who listen!