Dance with Me
It would be more than an understatement to say that this project is a "dream come true". I have been able to work with some of the coolest and nicest people you would ever want to meet and by far the most talented musicians I have ever had the pleasure of being around. Nate Bennett has truly gone above and beyond the call of duty to produce an incredible CD. He has spent countless hours working with my songs to make sure all the arrangements are top-notch. Nate has a gift I am not even sure he realizes he has for hearing what most of us normal people don't hear. He knew exactly what instruments would be perfect for each song and what musicians would make it work. I just can't say enough about Nate... he is so talented, but more importantly... he is just a great guy. Thank you Nate for all you have done for me and continue to do, but mostly thanks for being my friend! Thanks to Reel 2 Real Studios for providing a quality studio and even better people to work with. Thanks to Bill Turpin, Jonathan Beckner, Steve Rawls, James Cobb, and Michie Turpin. Thanks to all of the musicians and vocalists, Jeff Higgonbotham, Koney Ferrell, Sloan Hayes, Nate Bennett, Shana Alverson, and Yvette Tilton. Thanks to my family... they have always supported me and believed in me in every crazy thing I do. Also thanks to my friends for always attending my shows, buying my CDs, and sending good vibes my way. I could not have pulled this project off without the care and support I have received from Charlsie. She has been a cheerleader, head lifter, and a sanity check for me through this project and in my music career in general. Thank you so much for all you do to support my dream. Well...I jumped in with both feet in creating this CD... just one more step in the process of living my dream. Dance With Me seemed an appropriate title for this CD because I want everyone that hears it to realize that they are "dancing with me" through this wonderful dream I am living. I have had two true passions in my lifetime and I have put every bit of energy that I have into both of those passions. For many years, that passion was basketball and I did fulfill a dream of playing at Berry College. Now that passion has turned to music... writing and performing whenever I get the opportunity... still working toward the dream and enjoying each moment that I encounter in this process. I chose to have my photo shoot at Ford Gym at Berry College because I did realize a dream there and now have moved on to the next phase of my life... working through the trials and obstacles of being a musician just as I did as a basketball player. I wanted to be back in that gym to give myself some momentum, remind myself that it is not easy, but it can be done, it's worth it, and to keep "dancing". So please come Dance With Me. I hope you connect with my music and enjoy what you hear!