MEET THE ARTIST
"Do what you love, love what you do."
Someone said that to me when I was fresh out of college and, even now, I still take it to heart. It's like when a young John Lennon was asked what he wanted to be when he grew up and he said "happy". Everyone thought he misunderstood the question.
For me, it’s been singing and performing. It still brings me the same joy as when I first started playing seriously after college. So much joy in my life (& yours maybe) has come through music and live performance. I always point out all the positive neuroscience behind music as well. It's one of the few activities that puts minds on the same neural waves simultaneously.
I'm a singer/songwriter based in Decatur, GA who's originally from Philadelphia, PA. I came to Atlanta for college (Emory University) after which I ended up at the Atlanta Institute of Music & Media (AIMM) to study guitar performance. AIMM was a real sea change and though I was out of my element at first, I found a love for playing the instrument that's been with me since. Coupled with my love passion for singing and performing, I was hooked!
The first music that really captured me was The Beatles and guitar players of the British Invasion like Eric Clapton. From there, I developed a love for songwriters and bands like Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Dave Matthews, Counting Crows, & R.E.M. I used to love voices like Sam Cooke, Van Morrison, & Micheal Jackson. You might hear some of these influences in my own music, but I also try to find influence everywhere.
Because of AIMM, I also developed a love for improvising on the guitar which you'll see me do at live shows. Making music spontaneously that sounds good can be challenging, but it's also a wonderful form of human creation. Improvisation can lead to heightened flow states which is some people love it. It's like a runner's high and when it connects with an audience, they feel it too!
Thanks for your support and just as much, thank your supporting live music and the arts! If you're here for the first time, I hope you enjoy my music and playing! Click the Booking tab above to check my availability. To see me at a public performance, check out my Schedule.