Songs from the Seventh House
'Songs From the Seventh House' is a melodic, upbeat but mellow, introspective, emotional journey through my life's dramas (good & bad) while living in Sacramento's 7th oldest house (still standing since 1865) over the last 9+ years. I'm very happy with this project (particularly for being my first), and I'm sure you won't regret checking it out. Although I hate to compare myself with other artists...in order to help people figure out what I'm generally about, I'll say it like this: If Billy Joel, Elton John, and Bruce Hornsby...while listening to Pink Floyd, had a baby. Interesting visual, huh? I got my first few piano lessons at age 11...then we moved...and we moved again...etc.. Anyway, by the time I finished high school, I probably had an accumulated 4 years of training on the piano...the rest has been self taught. Funny enough...I taught myself with Scott Joplin Ragtime tunes. Took awhile, but once I got it...it was like a whole new world opened up. The first song I actually wrote was for my graduation(I didn't sing at the time)...which was performed by several classmate-musicians in front of a few thousand family members and students...and at the end, they gave us a standing ovation. That really screwed me up because I've been chasing that 'high' ever since! Since then, I've thrown myself into various aspects of the entertainment world...was a soundman for a band...tried my hand at lighting a few times...played keyboards in various bands...did the open mic thing for years...I guess mainly growing as an overall musician. Anyway...this album represents the culmination of my journey so far.