I am from Prince Edward Island, Canada and that is where I spent nearly all my life. I mostly remember really liking singing while listening to songs like “Hey Jude” and “Let it Be” by the Beatles in the late 60’s and early 70’s. It would be a long time before I got a chance to do anything with music. After being married for 20 years and having 7 children, I decided to start writing my own songs that reflect my struggles in life and my relationship with God that was developing. Being a self-employed carpenter allowed me enough free time in the winter months to concentrate on writing. After 10 years and two trips to Nashville in 2009, twelve of my songs resulted in a cd called ”Broad Road”.
I had often quoted a Bible verse Ps 37:4 “Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart”. I felt a desire of my heart was for a lot of people to hear my music. Frustrated with the time going and having experienced some painful lessons, I came to see that if it really was ‘the desire of my heart’ for people to hear my music, I could have that by giving my music away. It wasn’t long after the thought that I really got to liking the idea. Like a lot of other people, I would have liked to do a lot more in the music world, but I am grateful that I have songs, and I am satisfied that I put in a good effort in getting my songs recorded.