I'm a self-taught singer-songwriter, guitarist who got my first guitar at the age of 14 years. My aim is to someday do music full time; on an international level. My music is very personal and therapeutic and I find it to be an integral part of my growth as a very troubled individual. I dropped out of high school early to pursue music full time and I've sacrificed a lot for my music, even been homeless, but I'll NEVER give up. I hope you find, in my music, the same relatable refuge that so many of the artists and bands that I listen to have given to me.
Music brings me a catharsis that is unparalleled as it washes over my senses, cleansing me from the trauma and adversity of modern life.
To perform and record my songs full-time, on an international level
I dunno, man. I'm just trying to get through each day.
Milk It by Nirvana
Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Audioslave, Bush, Chevelle, A Perfect Circle and Tool.
Beauty and tragedy.
Honesty, especially with yourself. Refusing to face how you feel about anything is really just a slow suicide at the end of the day, and why kill yourself for the sake of perception. Be real, even if it means being vulnerable. That's the best thing about music, you can be honest and still keep your personal boundaries in place in every other aspect of your life. I hope my music offers this type of understanding for others, as much as the music of artists like Eddie Vedder, Kurt Cobain and Jon Foreman have done for me.
It depends on the atmosphere but I like to think of it as mutually beneficial, provided the audience isn't just there to for a cheap drunken thrill.
It is very difficult to make it as an original artist now days. People want to hear what they're already familiar with. Very few people are hungry for new music, new artists, new voices, or even real instruments. I'd love for people to open their minds and let go of their preconceptions. Real music is a dying breed.
I enjoy it. It helps people who wouldn't normally have access to my music find it, and I really appreciate that.
The audience and how driven they are by what the media says is good.
Yeah I generally try to network with as many bands and artists as possible. I'm a strong believer in the DIY punk ethic as it allows me to do music on my own terms.
Talent and internet access. A car helps too, and maybe a little bit of money, haha!
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