I grew up in Midland, Virginia where I started singing gospel at a young age in a family group. My mother finally got me my own guitar using her S&H Green Stamps so that I could stop sneaking my sister's guitar. While still in high school, I was awarded a scholarship to a conservatory for German Opera, believe it or not. I earned my stripes playing bars and "honky tonks" as I was finding my way in life.


Over the years, I was blessed enough to find fulltime employment in musical theater, which paid the bills while raising a family. I have worked all over the east coast - Williamsburg theater, Carolina Opry, and I just finished an 18 year run with the American Music Theatre in Lancaster, PA. 


I now live in Lewiston, Maine with my wife and our youngest son. We own and operate the Inn at the Agora  and the Agora Grand Event Center, and if I am really lucky, my wife will even let me go fishing sometimes!


I am available to entertain weddings, private events, and corporate events. When that event is at the Agora Grand, even better! But I will travel to your venue to entertain as well. 

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