Born in Fort Worth
Texas, raised in the small town of Lillian, Texas. DD is a UTA
graduate, former teacher and coach, small business owner, chef,
renaissance man and singer songwriter.He started playing guitar in the 8th grade (1986)
inspired by a girlfriend and Led Zeppelin. His main musical
influences early on were Led Zeppelin and guitarist Jimmy Page.
He started writing
his own music and songs around 2007. He jumped into the local
Texas country music scene as an independent artists around 2008,
releasing his freshman album , “My Peace”in 2010.After
playing 3 years full time and 300 plus live shows later,he reached a level of burnout, frustration and
disappointment. Stepping back, taking a breath and taking a
break DD had to decide if he wanted to “do this anymore”.Over the last 6 years he stopped gigging and only worked
on writing songs, honing his guitar skills and finding his own
unique voice and style.