I believe in music and community. Lately I've been captivated by a line from Amos Lee in Soul Suckers - "Nothing is more powerful than beauty in a wicked world." And while beauty may be subjective, music connects humanity, and gifted artists of all types give new language to the words we are often seeking but fail to find. And so I keep writing, for me, for you, to communicate, to connect us to one another, and to offer something beautiful and powerful and connecting in this life.
I've played music my whole life, for as long as I can remember. My parents were tour musicians and my grandparents were too. My art forms blend with the seasons of my life - some more nostalgic and in the acoustic/americana genre, and some more solidly in the funk and blues/motown category, the original language of my soul. These days I've been playing around with technology and loopers, reaching into my percussion background to add beats and textures to my guitar and vocals.
John Mayer says that songs are like time capsules, snapshots of who we were at a particular time. Songs can be popular for decades and just as meaningful as when we first wrote them - they are great reminders that there is nothing new under the sun, and we are not alone in this world.