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Love, Serve, & Make a positive difference wherever I go.
In December 2004, I quit my job as a teacher to live "free" from the clock and share my gifts. I'm not against teaching or a regular 9-5, I just feel it's just not what I'm called to do at this point of my life. I currently travel North America by bus with my trusty guitar (Guitarsha's her name) to play in living rooms, coffeehouses, bars, street corners, festivals, and various other places.
I put a lot of my life in songs that many people say they can relate to. You might be surprised to know that we have more in common than you think, me and you . My music is very ECLECTIC. To give you an idea how eclectic, I've opened for groups ranging from christian rock band Seventh Day Slumber to Willie Nelson's daughter, Paula.
I like learning about different cultures and religions. I think Jesus Christ is a good guy and can't understand why some have a problem with him or his followers. Nevertheless, I love meeting new people. Before I learned what the term couch surfing meant, I was a couch surfer. I want to meet you and your friends between songs.
To sum me up, there's more than meets the eye. Don't speculate, let's communicate. (Sorry, rhyming is what I do) :)
If it feels good to you, think twice.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I don't have my own couch. I do offer house concerts.
Usually strangers who heard me play a show would offer a free couch or bed after learning I spent part of the day traveling to get there by Greyhound bus.
Some offer me drugs or alcohol as well. I do neither. They tell me it's good that I don't, but they'll do it anyway. God bless us all.
Music. Learning about other people. Sharing my stories. Travel.
Music, Movies, and Books
TYPES OF BANDS/GROUPS I'VE PLAYED IN BEFORE GOING SOLO:
symphonic, marching, jazz, rock, soul, polka, musica de tropical, wind band, concert choir, brass quintet
BANDS/ARTISTS/SONGWRITERS/COMPOSERS I'M FOND OF:
Al Green, Andre 3000, Anita Baker, Arrested Development, B. Reith, Bach, Beethoven, Bill Withers, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Bobby McFerrin, Bright Eyes, Cee-lo Green, Charles Mingus, Charlie Parker, Chick Corea, Clay Parker, composers of music from kid shows (Charlie Brown & Snoopy, Mr. Roger's Neighborhood, The Pink Panther, etc.), Dave Bargeron, Debussy, Devin the Dude, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Eminem, Fats Domino, Frank Sinatra, Garth Brooks, George & Ira Gershwin, Goodie Mob, Grover Washington, Jr., Hank Williams, Herbie Hancock, Ice Cube, Incubus, India.Aire, Jill Scott, John Coltrane, John Mayer, John Scofield, Johnny Cash, Kanye West, Knine, Larry Norman, Lauryn Hill, Lee Morgan, Leonard Bernstien, Lightnin' Hopkins, Li'l Wayne, Louis Armstrong, Madukwu Chinwah, Me Without You, Michael Jackson, Miles Davis, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, Nina Simone, Otis Redding, Outkast, Parliment, Pharell, Phil Collins, Postal Service, Prince, Queen, Quincy Jones, Rachelle Farrell, Rance Allen, Robert Johnson, Roger Miller, Sam Cooke, Simon & Garfunkel, Stevie Wonder, Tchaichovsky, The Beatles, The Clark Sisters, The Pharcyde, The Southern Sea, Thelonious Monk, Tomomi Nishida, Jean-Baptiste "Toots" Thielemans, Tree With Lights, U2, Victor Wooten, Wanye Shorter, Wierd Al Yankovich, Willie Nelson, Winton Marsalis, Yellow Bird, YoYo Ma, maybe yo mama (if she's good at making music)... and so much more you'd fall asleep reading it all.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I saw the World Trade Center for the 1st time the year before the terrorist attacks in New York.
I visit New Orleans for the 1st time just months before hurricane Katrina.
Teach, Learn, Share
It all starts with a measure of trust on both ends.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In