When I was a teenager, my loving parents scraped together all the money they had to buy me a synthesizer. A Roland JV-80. This was a huge purchase for them, who were barely getting by, living paycheck to paycheck to make ends meet. This gift changed my life completely. I can honestly say that without their support I would not be where I am today. The synthesizer they bought me is still with me today, and I have written countless of hours of music on it.
There are so many musical talents out there who go by unnoticed. Perhaps they are not as fortunate as I was to have the support I had when growing up. Times are tough, and musicians always seem to get the short end of the stick. That’s why I want to try to help a little bit by starting this Annual Grant.