I don't really remember a time when I wasn't musical. I've been singing from an early age and was blessed to be raised in a household where everything from Iron Butterfly and Chicago to Jean-Pierre Rampal and Pavarotti was played. I started learning piano and then it snowballed from there with violin at age 9 and then bass guitar at age 12. Along the way I added mandolin and viola. The great thing about this is that I have a love for all sorts of music and the different instruments I play allow me to be involved in different types of projects, never getting pigeonholed into just one genre. I've been blessed to play rock, country, hip hop, classical and all sorts of experimental stuff!
What was the first concert you ever went to?
Davy Jones of the Monkees was the first concert I really remember. I went with my friend and her mom who was a HUGE Monkees fan. The thing that stood out to me the most was just how energetic the show was. Davy really brought it. He was a great entertainer and it stuck with me.
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
I've gotten to play in some stadiums where I had NO idea how many people were there, but the biggest audience that stands out to the the most was playing with an orchestra in Carnegie Hall's main auditorium which seats 2,804 on five levels. It's quite an experience to get a standing ovation there! The smallest audience....well, does your family count? I think it should, and they're just as important, if not more!!!!