Allow me to introduce myself...
I know I`m breaking the golden rule, but I`m just not a fan of third person bios.
Music has always been in the foreground of my life. My mother teaches dance in my hometown of Montrose, PA, so since I can remember I have been influenced by classical, Celtic, African, Motown, and everything in between. I made my first appearance on stage before I was even born. My dad is a computer programmer and classic rock junkie. I remember sitting in the back of his pick-up truck, listening to “Rambling Man” and “Roadhouse Blues”. Years later I would rediscover these songs, as I began my own musical journey.
Years later after a Valentine`s Day nursing home performance (where I shakily strummed the most basic rendition of “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and debuted my first original song) my mom and I stopped into a local restaurant on a whim and asked if they would hire me for a show. As it turned out they were looking for someone to perform that night, and I found myself rushing home to practice. It was a few days after my 15th Birthday that I fell in love with making music.
Since then I have not doubted for a second that this is what I`m here for. In the last 4 years I have written over 30 original songs, performed in several local bands, recorded two albums, and played over 35 different venues. I have won several local contests including the Tioga Downs Casino`s “Rockokie” sing-off and EPAC Idol and have performed at the well known Harford Fair, Montrose Blueberry Festival, and Ithaca Arts Festival.
My music reflects my influences as well as my own originality. Hints of folk, blues, and rock roots reveal themselves within lasting melodies and thoughtful lyrics. I write with the idea that my next song should be better in every way than the last, and I entertain with the idea that the audience should leave with something more than they came with. Someone who catches a show should expect a seasoned but honest performance and a variety of musical styles united by their captivating execution. I fall in love with what I do a little more every time.
Currently I am preparing to release my new album “Shaking the Shelter” which I will be touring in the summer of 2018 with my partner in crime: percussionist, guitarist, vocalist, and poet Reid Miner.
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