I enjoy composing songs that communicate on several levels of the universal language we all speak. My goal is to reach as many listeners as I can through the emotions of everyday life and the tireless hope that our dreams can and will come true.
Guitarist, vocalist, keyboardist, percussionist, songwriter. Playing instruments since the age of 2 and writing songs since age 17. Opened for or performed with:
Edgar Winter REO Speedwagon John Lee Hooker
The Dixie Dregs Seatrain Steppenwolf
Henry Gross UFO Ambrosia
Meat Loaf The Producers Gregg Allman
King Crimson Quarterflash Ross Vannelli
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
EDUCATION: Music theory and composition; piano; acoustic, electric and classical guitar
ACHIEVEMENTS: Instructor of acoustic and electric guitar.
With Polyphony, released album entitled Without Introduction on Eleventh Hour Records 1972. Co-wrote, played lead guitar, contributed lead and background vocals on album.
Founded Palmer and the Push, rated one of the top three bands in Atlanta, Georgia (1981-83)
Cover version of Peter Gunn was recognized by the Henry Mancini Association and aired on Atlanta?s 94Q Jazz Flavors radio program.
Co-wrote (with Craig Massey and William Anderson) and co-produced (with Tom Wright) Don?t Bother Me, the most-requested song on Atlanta?s 96 Rock Radio?s Home Cookin? I album in 1980-81. The song was also #26 on Atlanta?s Top 96 Songs of 1981.
Original composition, Eighteen in 80 received an award at the 7th Annual American Song Festival in 1980.
Wrote and produced You?ll Know It?s True, (performed by The Push), the most requested song on 96 Rock?s Home Cookin? III album in 1983. This song received the Quarter Finalist Award at the 10th Annual American Song Festival as well as an award at the New York Pro Am Jubilee.
Note: All proceeds from the Atlanta Home Cookin? albums benefited Special Olympics
Recorded and/or produced at the following studios:
Alpha Audio Richmond, Virginia
Cheshire Sound Atlanta, Georgia
Crescendo/Sound Pit Atlanta, Georgia
Hummingbird/United Artist Bldg. Nashville, Tennessee
Occasionally. I have more fun recording.
Peter Gabriel, Yes, King Crimson, ELP, Allan Holdsworth, Jeff Beck.
Yamaha Motif 8, Yamaha MX-88, (2) Roland GR-505 Hybrids with GR-50 Guitar Synth, Roland GR-55 Guitar Synth, Boss GT-001. Fender Cyber Twin, Bugera V22, Vox AC15C1, Johnson J-Station w/ J8 Foot Controller, Epiphone Les Paul Custom Pro, Ovation Celebrity Acoustic/Electric guitar, Fender Telecaster, Fender Squier Jazzmaster, Fender Squier PV Bass, Ampeg BA-110, Line 6 Micro Spider, Sonar Platinum Producer, Sony Sound Forge Pro 12, Mackie MR8 Studio monitors, Mackie 1604-VLZ3 mixing board, Heil mics,TC Electronic, Hot Cake, and Boss effects, Zoom H1. PC and Mac. Behringer X-TOUCH UCS, KAT ktmp1.
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