Although  most of my life I have lived in New York City, my soul took root in Jamaica.  I feel like I was born with Reggae music in my blood.  The  musical epiphany came suddenly and without warning.  One day I headed out to the beach, and began listening to Bob Marley’s record "Kaya."  After the first note, I was awestruck and just stood still in amazement.  I was hooked.  Knowledge, honesty, self-awareness and determination empowered me into the heart of the world of Reggae, inspiring my first three albums: "Beat of the Heart," "Citizen of NYC" and "Arms of Heaven."  The journey continues with my fourth release, "Coconut Dream."  I am honored and thankful to be joined on this record by a stellar team, which includes master reggae guitarist Andy Bassford, whose session credits include Sly & Robbie, Toots & The Maytals, Dennis Brown and Gregory Isaacs, and my longtime producer/drummer Christian Cassan, whose resume includes studio work with David Byrne, Roger McGuinn, Jonathan Coulton, Aimee Mann and They Might Be Giants. 

So thankful and grateful that my record "Coconut Dream" received a first round Grammy® nomination


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