Papa Chicken


Howdy ya'll - I grew up listening to Mowtown as a child, then turned to Rock & Roll in the 70's. I bought my first guitar when I was 17, bright-eyed & bushy-tailed. I hammered away on that 70 Hardtail Stratocaster every moment I could. I can still hear my parents stomping on the floor above me.. "turn that down!!" In the early 80's came to faith in Christ. I joined my first "real band" called Crucifix. A Christian Heavy Metal power trio. We played & toured together until about 1992 and have remained close friends throughout our lives. I spent a several years wandering and about 7 years ago (like the prodigal son) found my way back where I belong, in Christ. I've spent these last years reflecting on things and began writing again. I look forward to sharing my music and bringing encouragement to you through song. Oh BTW my first grandson coined the name Papa Chicken .. now all the grandchildren call me Papa Chicken... so that's how I got the name.






What is music to you? What does it give you?

An expression of the heart, that gives me joy to share with others.

What is your music dream?

That just one person will be inspired to believe & trust in Jesus Christ.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Revive the message to "treat others like you want to be treated. "

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

lol too many to pick from ;-)

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Keith Green, Scott Seymour

What inspires you to make music?

How God through Christ could save a wretch like me.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

The is hope and One who will never leave you or forsake you

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

I feel engaged in sharing the love of Christ through my music.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

99% of us struggle to get through each day like everyone else; as we continually shape our musical ideas into songs. We all need a little help now and then. It would be nice to have a musical sanctuary where we can be ourselves without pretending.

What do you think of Drooble?

I dunno I just got here.. ask me again in about a month. ;-)

What frustrates you most as a musician?

The most frustrating thing as a musician has got to be the industry. All the cookie-cutter bands and songs that just keep getting recycled over and over.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I attend local shows and support local musicians.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

~scratches my head~ prolly a big pocketbook LOL

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

The greatest unknown artist (that I've had the pleasure to share a friendship with for 35 years) is Scott Seymour. Amazingly talented guy who could play nearly any genera and nearly any instrument. - I miss him.