I enjoy composing songs that communicate on several levels of the universal language we all speak. My goal is to reach as many listeners as I can through the emotions of everyday life and the tireless hope that our dreams can and will come true.
Lead guitarist, vocalist, keyboardist, percussionist, songwriter. I have been playing instruments since the age of 12 and writing songs since age 17. Played in several bands between the 1970s and the 1990s. Opened for or performed with:
Edgar Winter REO Speedwagon John Lee Hooker
The Dixie Dregs Seatrain Steppenwolf
Henry Gross UFO Ambrosia
Meat Loaf The Producers Gregg Allman
King Crimson Quarterflash Ross Vannelli
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
EDUCATION: Music theory and composition; piano; acoustic, electric and classical guitar
ACHIEVEMENTS: Instructor of acoustic and electric guitar.
With Polyphony, released album entitled Without Introduction on Eleventh Hour Records 1972. Co-wrote, played lead guitar, contributed lead and background vocals on album.
Founded Palmer and the Push, rated one of the top three bands in Atlanta, Georgia (1981-83)
Cover version of Peter Gunn was recognized by the Henry Mancini Association and aired on Atlanta?s 94Q Jazz Flavors radio program.
Co-wrote (with Craig Massey and William Anderson) and co-produced (with Tom Wright) Don?t Bother Me, the most-requested song on Atlanta?s 96 Rock Radio?s Home Cookin? I album in 1980-81. The song was also #26 on Atlanta?s Top 96 Songs of 1981.
Original composition, Eighteen in 80 received an award at the 7th Annual American Song Festival in 1980.
Wrote and produced You?ll Know It?s True, (performed by The Push), the most requested song on 96 Rock?s Home Cookin? III album in 1983. This song received the Quarter Finalist Award at the 10th Annual American Song Festival as well as an award at the New York Pro Am Jubilee.
Note: All proceeds from the Atlanta Home Cookin? albums benefited Special Olympics
Recorded and/or produced at the following studios:
Alpha Audio Richmond, Virginia
Cheshire Sound Atlanta, Georgia
Crescendo/Sound Pit Atlanta, Georgia
Hummingbird/United Artist Bldg. Nashville, Tennessee
Peter Gabriel, Yes, King Crimson, ELP, Allan Holdsworth, Jeff Beck.