Q: WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO PLAY MUSIC?
A: Watching my sister play when I was a kid. She used to let me strum her guitar once, if I’d do her chores for her.
Then when I was 10, a musician at my grandparents’ 50th anniversary party invited me up to “play” the steel drums with him. I had no idea what I was doing, but I found a rhythm. My whole family was outside watching and cheering and I knew I wanted to experience that feeling again. Here we are almost 20 years later!
Q: WHICH FAMOUS MUSICIANS DO YOU ADMIRE? WHY?
A: Trevor Hall for his ability to connect with the people and draw them together with his music and charisma. Jon Foreman of Switchfoot is another one of my favorite songwriters and performers. Both musicians promote a message of hope and their music has been a significant inspiration in my life.
Q: WHICH INSTRUMENTS DO YOU PLAY?
A: Guitar, bass guitar and I’ve dabbled on piano. Currently, I’m taking up the harmonica.
Q: WHERE ARE SOME OF THE REGULAR VENUES YOU PLAY AT?
A: Oh, there’s a whole long list but The Grind Gastropub, Riptides and Beachside Tavern are three of the most consistent.
Q: DO YOU HAVE ANY SONGS AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING ONLINE?
A: I have a single called Ocean Song available for streaming on SoundCloud. Hoping to have more material out this fall!
Q: WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING TO STAY ON TOP OF YOUR MUSICAL GAME DURING QUARANTINE?
A: Live streaming, writing and just spending plenty of time playing and experimenting.
Q: IF YOU COULD COLLABORATE WITH ANY ARTIST THAT HAS EVER LIVED, WHO WOULD IT BE?
A: This one’s tough, but I’ll probably have to repeat my previous answer and say Trevor Hall.
Q: WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO BEGINNERS WHO ARE NERVOUS ABOUT PUBLIC PERFORMANCES?
A: Breathe. And just do it! Experience is the only thing that will really cure the nerves. Once you start to play, just close your eyes and lose yourself in the music you’re making.
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