I call myself a compulsive musician, unable to resist anything or anyone around me that might possibly carry a tune. Even if that compulsion lands me a third-wheel harmony spot in some sappy lovers’ duet.

“Oh the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus” — acapella vocals, Janelle on melody, myself on harmony, May 2018

“Riverdale” — one of my many piano compositions, created in the empty sanctuary of my childhood church in Flint, MI, circa late 2000s

My friend Erin wrote this song, “Expectation,” and recorded it with her husband Robert in their studio. I wrote the harmonies and sang backup vocals.