I received an electric guitar for Christmas when I was in 5th grade, took a few lessons, and I hated it so I stopped playing. In 7th grade, I got a drum kit, so a couple buddies and I started a band called The Beefcakes. Playing mostly shitty copies of Arctic Monkeys hits and "Wipeout," we fizzled out as high school was soon upon us.
When I was about 15, I abandoned the drums and picked the guitar up again, and I've been composing and writing since. In December 2016, I released my first EP Gargoyles EP in anticipation of my first touring experience. From the road, I released two singles (Roll Me Away and Set Me Free) that were written on car rides and recorded in living rooms somewhere along the west coast.
I've grown up listening to classic American folk and rock songwriters like James Taylor, John Prine, Levon Helm to name a few. But over the last four or five years, I've been real inspired by the current and forthcoming generation of American folk songwriters and interested in creating songs to help contribute to and strengthen the new generation of American folk musicians and the craft of folk music itself.
I just released my debut full-length album "Songs for Moms", so that is very exciting.
Thanks for reading, see ya.