My music began as an outlet to deal with various teenage angsts, coming out in rural Indiana, and coming to terms with myself and my place in the wider world. These days, music is still a faithful, decade-long companion. My style has shifted somewhat from pop beginnings (in 2004) to acoustic/folk/bluegrass/ballady/indie-stuffs. I unabashedly try to be Ben Folds every time I touch a piano (and although I inevitably fail, I think the final product is still alright). I base my guitar practice on David Wilcox, and try to keep my own guitar parts simple, sometimes playful, and to retain a focus on lyrics.
My latest ep, Concessions, was a direct result of my recent divorce. I had been living in New Zealand for four years, and, upon a hollow return to the states, set down these five tracks that I think capture emotions I couldn't find another way to express.
Each song stands on its own, and each varies slightly in style, but together they tell a wider and richer story. The album is bookended by full guitar/vocals tracks, and then captures the idea of a rise and fall of emotion through simplifying in sound to the center, and building again at the end.
I hope that what I present to you in "Concessions" is both universal, and unique. I hope that it finds you where you are and strengthens you for the journey ahead. I hope it reminds you that we are all on the road together.