I've been in love with the piano since I was tall enough to reach the keys of my grandmother's old upright. When I was ten years old, my choir-director father, finding himself without a pianist, drafted me at the last moment; thus began my life as a church musician!
Over the past 45 years I've played organ and directed choirs in a variety of religious denominations. I've also worked as a pianist for private parties and wedding receptions. While living in Jackson, Mississippi, I regularly played for holiday festivities at the governor's mansion; one evening I glanced up to see President George H. W. Bush passing by on his way to the receiving line. He flashed a brief smile: "Nice job!" Another memorable experience was performing during a private dinner for Vice President Al Gore.
Perhaps the most powerful musical experiences have been the unexpected: playing for a worship service in rural Scotland; trying out the organ in a medieval English church; singing ancient chants with monks at an isolated mountain monastery.
And, yes, I love to travel: twenty-plus trips to the UK and continental Europe (twice to Russia), coming face-to-face with my love of European history. So . . .
. . . if you'd like to chat about history, monks, or music, look me up: I'll bring the coffee, you bring the time.
P. O. Box 1170
Prospect, KY 40059
Looking forward to working with the students of Mercy Academy (Louisville, KY) on their production of "Godspell," opening October 11th, 2018!
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
"Virtually every writer I know would rather be a musician."
(c) Robert E. Lee, Louisville, KY 2017