I learned to play piano by pounding out the Floyd Cramer licks & George Strait two-step favorites in country music dancehalls. Other influences crept in…cocktail, blues, jazz, pop, but especially New Orleans styles.

The grooves of Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Dr. John & Allen Toussaint have a special appeal. Fat Tuesday is my favorite holiday of the year.

As country music changed so did my music. “A former girlfriend dragged me (grudgingly) to Alley Cats & my first dueling piano experience in 1999.”

My goal has been to integrate all these elements into the piano presentation.

From older saloon bouncy numbers to Floyd Cramer to the modern sound of Bruce Hornsby (Mark Harrison mentor & coach)

Nawlins & pop rock

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