I received a longed-for guitar for my fourteenth birthday! As part of my first band, we played at local teen “battles of the bands” and boy/girl scout functions. Our song list included mainly covers of the Monkees, Dave Clark 5, Beatles, Rolling Stones, and other mid-1960’s bands. In 1970 I was awarded a hockey scholarship to the University of St.Louis Billikens, where I hooked up with one of my teammates and we formed a duo. We played around local coffeehouses and bars in the St. Louis University area. Our choice of music then was Seals and Croft, Loggins and Messina, America, and the Eagles. After graduation, we formed a rock ‘n roll band with the addition of a bass, drummer, sax and flute players. We played in bars, at weddings and similar functions in the greater St. Louis area. We continued to play music from the same groups when we were a duo, and then, as a band, we added Aerosmith, Doobie Brothers, Bad Company, Who, Led Zeppelin and others.
Later, I got married, started a family and moved to Albuquerque. Here I honed my guitar skills. I formed a band with some work associates, and even opened for Tracy Byrd at the Knoxville TN convention center.
After moving to Albuquerque, I met M. We both have similar musical interests and we formed Hatrick. Our desire is, to play entertaining live music for all our audiences.
I was born in California, and my family moved to Albuquerque when I was a year old. My earliest memories were dominated by Sandia Mountains and the bright sun.
When I was in middle school, my family spent two years in Montgomery County, MD, north of Washington, DC. This was when I first learned I could sing. I sang in the Montgomery County Honor Chorus and had lead roles in school productions.
We moved back to Albuquerque for my high school years. I attended Eldorado and was in Gold Rush Show Choir. I sang in the NM All-State chorus as a first soprano all four years. I studied voice with Kim Bean, Mickie Park, and Jeanne Grealish. Because of their encouragement, I decided to study classical voice in college.
I attended Boston University for vocal performance. I also participated in the Marsh Chapel Choir, Bostonians A Capella choir, and did work for the Marsh Chapel contemporary worship service. I eventually switched from a performance degree to a BA in Music and discovered a love of Medieval History. I returned to Albuquerque intending to go to grad school out of state, but life had other plans for me.
I started singing in a local church worship band, and met my husband, who was the guitarist. We married and moved to Florida and then to Colorado, where our two sons were born. After nine years in Colorado, we decided to move our children closer to family and returned to Albuquerque, where my parents still live. I am so excited to have connected with Patrick and we are excited to play entertaining live music for all our audiences!