Hello Friends! I am often asked, "How did you become a Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Artist and Singer Songwriter?"
Well it started when I was young. My mom trained as an Opera Singer, and we always had music around the home. I frequently sang along to recordings of all the great musicals, Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Camelot, and the King and I. Some of my favorite albums growing up were: Sing Along With Mitch (Mitch Miller), and Nelson Eddy's, Stout Hearted Men. When I got into High School I listened to James Taylor, Jim Croce, John Denver, and yes Gordon Lightfoot. I was taken with Gordon Lightfoot's incredible songwriting, and vocal.
When I attended college at the University of Florida (Number One Party School), I began playing at bars and coffee shops around town. Gordon Lightfoot was one of the artists whose songs I played frequently (along with Jackson Browne, and Dan Fogelberg). After graduation, I flew aircraft for the US Navy, but continued to play and sing. Lightfoot Fans will be pleased to know that I played Gordon Lightfoot's Songs for my fellow Squadron Mates in Antarctica!
Fast forward to 2017, when I became a full time Singer-Songwriter. I recorded my first project, an EP titled Westside Cafe with Producer Tom Manche at his Studio X. A few weeks after the project was finished, Tom called me and remarked on how much I sounded like Gordon Lightfoot, and that he and others around Nashville, thought I should become a Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Artist.
Well the rest as they say is History. I took Tom's advice, because I have always loved Gordon Lightfoot's Music, and it's my belief that audiences around the World should have the opportunity to hear Gordie's songs performed live in a Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Show!