After a great year of songwriting, performing opportunities and more involvement with ASCAP, I feel that I've prepared myself to take the leap of faith to put all my efforts into Songwriting for the longterm future for me and my Family! I will always have a fashion sense and love to perform my songs in various capacities, but I feel that my writing has grown farther that my voice could ever take me! I realized that some of the best songs that have stayed me long after I've listened to them were the ones that had a great lyrics and melody! The vocal aspect of the songs, whether it be (licks, runs, vocal acrobatics or high notes) of the artists performing were all fleeting as the lyrics and melody were the thing that stuck to me like a hot bowl of oatmeal on a cold winter morning! I want to be that for many people long after I'm done on my journey is done! Some of the artists that have made a mark in my life that I've studied throughout my career are Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Eric Benet India .Arie, and Kenny Loggins! I feel that a great song crosses genres, generations and cultures! I look forward to learning more about this amazing art form from some of todays movers and shakers in the Music Industry! I also look forward to hearing their advice, stories and experiences in this ever changing business! If you or anyone you know going to the ASCAP EXPO 2015 from April 30th- May 3rd please have them reach out to me! I'd love to meet them while I'm there representing the east coast! Till then, wish me luck on this next step in my journey! I CAN'T WAIT!