Self taught guitarist/multi-instrumentalist/singer-songwriter/producer. I've been traveling for the past 10 years trying to make ends meet through music.
Music makes me happy...most of the time...It's a personal thing.
To make a consistent living off of the creations I develop.
The way people treat themselves and each other.
Any title coming to mind seems forced. What ever it is, it's wandered off somewhere in my subconscious.
I don't really have favourites, I have moods that lend themselves to different preferences. I respect a lot of people, though, I suppose I've always been more concerned with becoming my own favourite person.
A constant search for meaning, understanding and connection.
It's important to be yourself; fight for the freedom of your expression and the rights of others to be free.
If I can get past the self-consciousness the world falls away and I'm left with the friends I'm playing and connecting with.
I only know my reality as a musician. I wouldn't wish to assume the reality of others.
So far it seems like a cool musicians facebook where people actually seem genuinely interested in the work of others...that's pretty alright in my books.
I'm often frustrated as a human, which is probably a concern in and of it's self; a repeated lesson to practice patience. If I had to choose one peeve as a musician, it would have to revolve around my annoyance with marketing and promotion that claim rampant mediocrity as creative, special, or even genius. I can't be convinced every pretty performer is an artist solely due to a strong effort, especially if they aren't the prevailing creative force.
I support my friends and those who support me...I'm in support of those who give me reason to believe in them. I would also hope that I give others reason to support and believe in me as well.
I think the only factors that have ever mattered to musicians are the courage to speak from within, the determination to your craft, honesty to others and the perseverance to continue no matter the difficulty.
Amos The Transparent - Bowza - Dank Aspects - Destroy Clocks - DJ Emikke - Dustin Bird - Elijah Woods & Jamie Fine - Engine-Earz - Erich Mrak - Gabby Wilson - Gavin Bain - Hot Donna - Kelly Craig Sextet - Miranda Boutros - Mr.Airborn - Okies - Rebecca Noelle - Smokin Prophets - The Coolness - The Commotions - The Kut - The Superlative - Tribe Royal - Without My Medicine