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Making Dreams Come True

As a child growing up in Virginia, all I ever wanted to do was play guitar. When the time came to make a decision about college, I had been playing in bands locally since I was about 15. If I had decided to study music in college, I still wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with the education. I played pop, country, and rock music in my teens with a band, but I also played classical guitar and took jazz lessons. I was accepted by Pittsburg Art Institute to study art. I was accepted by a virtually unknown music school in Texas (I forget the name). And, I was accepted at Old Dominion University. I chose an engineering path at Old Dominion University.

I didn’t think that I could make a living playing guitar. And, my self-confidence was not there. Also, my dad told me that he saw me traveling the United States in a Volkswagen bus and busking for tips. I had a dream to play guitar and I put it out of my mind then.

35 years later, I still have the dream and I’ve decided to make it come true. I am planning on a solo acoustic guitar show in 2015. My plans are to play about once a month locally at first. I would love to play in my hometown of Gloucester, Virginia. Currently I’m arranging songs for finger-style guitar and writing some original material. I’m working on getting all of my equipment together too. I’ll let everyone know when I do my first show.