Songwriter & Musician
"Timeless songwriting in the making touching on universal themes and treated with a gripping amount of musical imagination. " - Indie Source Magazine
"Nuanced songwriting leaves listeners feeling like they’ve experienced something rather remarkable." - Cashbox Canada
2022 Silver Medal Award, Global Music Awards, "Best Alternative Folk Song"
I am often asked the question:
"How do you write a song?"
I start with a poem about a personal experience. I jot down the words using a pencil. I like scribbling, erasing, crumpling, and tossing. I work on the poem until it takes the shape of a few verses, a chorus. and a bridge. After the poem is sketched, I strum chords on my guitar to find a key/sound that matches the emotion or mood of the lyrics. After I find the key, I try different melodies. If it's right, I know it immediately. It is one of the closest things to magic I've experienced. Listen to World National Indie Radios' Indie Talk Podcast to hear more about my songwriting process.
"If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.”