Making music and growing beards since 2013.
In the spring of 2013, I found myself struggling to complete a degree in an area of study I was no longer passionate about. I was depressed, anxious, and longed to express my creativity. I dropped out of school, wrote some songs, played a few shows, recorded an EP, and found direction.
I have since enjoyed a residency at The Amsterdam Bar and Hall and played with national acts, such as Teddy Geiger and Mockingbird Sun. My music has also been in rotation on over 300 radio stations and was licensed by MTV, Showtime, NASCAR, and Discovery Communications. Recently, I opened a recording studio and began work on my debut full-length album.
My music has been described as indie/alternative Americana. It is organic and feels natural, which is the way it was intended. Myself, and the members of my supporting band, feed off each other in a live setting often taking cues from one another and exploring my songs in different ways. Our goal is for listeners to feel the creation of the music through dynamic changes, tempo changes, and even our mistakes. I want them to hear guitar scratches, false notes, and breaths. In this age of overproduced radio hits, a little honesty goes a long way. I believe there is a growing appreciation for such styles of music as made evident by the resurgence of acoustic instruments. Audience members are hungry for a more authentic listening and viewing experience.
The next step in my career is achieving financial sustainability. When I can devote my entire day to music I believe my career will flourish. I will have more time to write songs, practice guitar, and perform the administrative tasks associated with being an independent musician. In order to do so, I must complete my full-length album and continue to grow my reputation in the Twin Cities community and beyond. Regardless of the time frame, I am committed to fostering my career in music.