"It was that Coltrane/ Hartman album that literally changed my life.
I’d been singing since I was a child. I’d been doing Gospel and I had also sung a lot in high school bands. Everyone that knew me knew that singing was something that I enjoyed doing but that it was not something I was going to do for a living because I come from Southern parents who said ‘You can sing for God but you’ve got to go get a job!’
Having that thought in my head I never thought I would pursue what I’m doing now.