What is your name?
What is your genre of music? I’m a folk singer songwriter, dipping my toes in the country world.
Give us a little bio about you.
I’m a singer-songwriter. I also play piano and guitar. I have a background in commercial session work (for radio), and singing in pop/rock cover bands. I’ve written a lot of music, and I’m exploring as many genres as I can- that’s how my upcoming country releases were born. I’m sort of from a lot of different places in the United States, and I hope to explore even more. I like to tell people that I’m Dallas born and Yankee bred.
What made you go into music?
This isn’t anything else I’ve ever wanted to do. I never thought about other career paths, because I always knew, somewhere within myself, that I would be a musician. I think every musician says this, but it’s really true: I feel like I was predestined for this path. There’s a reason I’m doing this, and I’m still finding out what that reason is (other than passion).
Who are your influences?
Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, John Denver, Dolly Parton, and Fleet Foxes, to name a few. I’ve been so inspired by Margo Price and Ruston Kelly lately, as well.
Are you signed?
You released your new single ‘Gold’, tell us more about the single.
This song was written all in one sitting, it took about 20 minutes and it was done. We’ve all been going through a lot this last year or so, and for me this song was a culmination of feeling stuck, hopeful, frustrated, scared, and ultimately, grateful. I didn’t know how to express this contradiction of feelings, so I started writing, and this is the song that came out.
What is the meaning behind the single?
This song is a reminder to be grateful for everything you have, even if it isn’t much. It’s a reminder to find the gold in your life each and every day. I found that I had been focusing so much on superficial aspects of life and I was so caught up in advancing my career at all costs, that I had been forgetting how lucky I am to even be able to dream so big. This song was written in the moment that I realized what was truly important to me, and I hope it can be a reminder to others as well.
Who did you work with on the song?
I wrote the song on my own, and recorded the acoustic guitar and vocals. My producer, Andrew McMillan added most of the rest of the instruments- he’s an amazing musician and was able to add some beautiful guitar, bass, and even some banjo twang to bring it to life. The drums were recorded remotely in Texas by Matt Young.
Describe the track in two words.
Will we see a music video for the track?
We’re looking forward to creating a music video, although California (where I live) is currently locked down again due to the second surge of COVID-19. It’s a challenge, because I don’t feel comfortable having a crew of people get together on set just for me, so we’re finding creative solutions to have some homemade and DIY video footage edited by a pro. Even though it’s not ideal, it’s fun to have challenges like this because they spark creativity.
Will we see an EP or Album and if so, what can we expect?
I’ve got an album worth of songs, but I’m planning to release the songs as singles for a while. I want to make sure each one is perfect before it’s out, but I don’t want to hold back my music during the process. So, we’ll just release them as they’re finished.
What else can we expect in Early 2021?
Lots and lots of music! Maybe even a cover of a favorite song. And some really cool merch.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
In 5 years, I’ll be playing big music festivals, on tour, and making it on the country/Americana charts.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
It’s not a quote per se, but I live by the rule that gut feelings are always right. Think with your gut- not your head or your heart. You’ll almost always make the right decision, or at least know what’s coming ahead. And if you’re still confused, well, ask your mom.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Well, aside from all of my instruments and gear (there’s A LOT), I always need: a coffee, gaff tape, a phone charger, a tip jar (i forget this one a lot), and my lucky $2 bill.