I was born in The Bronx and raised in Harlem. I caught the music bug early in life, listening to my parents Ida and Alfonza sing around the house, singing with them in church, and listening to their collection of 78rpm records. I always loved to listen to,and sing to the radio, I guess that would be how I developed my voice, and eclectic musical tastes.
Through an amazing set of circumstances, I found myself being introduced to the New York City Blues scene by way of the now infamous Dan Lynch Blues Bar. I spent thirteen years studying The Blues there and eventually hosting the Saturday and Sunday afternoon jam sessions. This little bar became the hub of the Blues scene in NYC. Many legendary Blues musicians stopped by to say hello and sing a song on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, it is an education in performance and that could not be duplicated. I've also spent a great amount of time touring Europe as Bassist and Background Singer for The Andy J. Forest Blues Band. My most recent trip to Europe was as an invited guest of the Ferrara Buskers Festival, with good friend Chris Blanden.
These days my work is focused in New York City and the Tri State area, I work regularly at Terra Blues, and The Red Lion and BB Kings. My Bands,The Dugger Brothers, and The Harlem Blues Project keep me focused on original compositions, The Blues, Soul and Country Music. I've also been performing solo acoustic guitar shows. My mission is to write and sing great songs, because a great song can touch you the way nothing else can.
Location: Westchester County, NY
Phone: (646) 573-6879
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