Who are some musical influences?
One of the greatest singers of all time is George Beverly Shea. I used to try to sing like he did when I was young. I, of course loved bass singers, so George Younce was probably another singer that influenced me.
What do you do when not singing with the group?
When I'm not singing, I'm probably hanging out at the Senior's Drop-In for coffee. Some days puttering around the yard or garage. I seem to be busier in my retirement than when I worked a job fulltime.
Which part do you sing in the group?
I sing the bass part in the Potter's Clay Quartet.
How did you start in gospel music?
20 years ago Potter's Clay were looking for a Baritone singer and auditioned me, and that's my story. For the last number of years I've been singing the Bass part.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up on a Saskatchewan prairie farm, and made the move to Alberta in 1963. I've just passed my 80th birthday, and have sung for 64 years.
Where do you live?
I live in Trochu Alberta
Married, kids grandkids?
I'm married to my high school sweetheart for 58 years, and have 4 children and 7 grandchildren.