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Music & creativity runs in my family. My dad, singer & entertainer Jerry Wallace hit it big in the '50's & ''60's with songs like "Primrose Lane", How The Time Flies, In the Misty Moonlight & more... His career spanned decades, recording well over 20 albums.
My Stepfather, jazz pianist, composer & arranger Dennis Michaels, has also been a huge influence on my musical direction. He has worked with Fred Travalena, Florence Henderson, to name a few & most recently has toured, recorded & arranged with the legendary singer, Keely Smith.
I have played with the duo known as "The Fabulous Bluejayz". Also with Wallace & Phines (duo). Others I have played with, Stephen Phines, Mike McClaren, Dave Hinz, Tami Pallingston & Nalini Cogswell & Pete Dyszczakowski. I have recorded 6 CD's, most notably "Treehugger" which includes the hit song, "Julia Butterfly Hill, Are You Up There Still?" The song is featured as theme & background music in the full-length documentary, "BUTTERFLY", that has aired on POV/PBS & has been screened in numerous theatres worldwide.
I'm a Songwriter, guitarist. singer, harmonicas. There is something spiritual about the creative process. I feel that the songs are gifts from the creator and once finished it's as if they were always there.
I switch between styles, folk, jazzy lounge & blues. My instruments: Yamaha FG345, Fender Strat & Harmonicas.
I record all of my material on an old Roland 880EX, which is powered by the sun since I live completely off-the-grid. Hope enjoy my music! :)