I'm so psyched to be featured on this radio show Friday! Tune in to WERA 96.7 FM at noon to hear a preview of some of my EP songs before they are released.
I’m very excited to playing at the Velvet Lounge in DC next week! Doors open at 7:30PM on Thursday, September 29th – be sure to mark your calendars to make it out!
I was first introduced to Lana Del Rey a few years ago from a coworker. I found her music captivating. Lana Del Rey is a perfect example of “playing the part”. She has the image, the fashion, the mood to go along with her sound. She’s cinematic.
I’ve been pondering the idea recently of being too safe in life and the consequences of that. I’ve been an overachiever my whole life. While I know that can sound a lot like bragging, but I’m not sure that the phrase doesn’t condemn me more than anything else. The people I’ve always looked up to in life are the ones that took the roads less traveled, that took chances and followed paths that felt right to them.
Every musician/band needs to find a niche sound that brands them. Some of that sound comes naturally – there is only so much you can do with your voice to change it, and the way each individual plays guitar is as unique as a fingerprint. There is a lot, however, that waits to be discovered.
I’ve been a fan of the Arctic Monkeys since their first album. I love the energy of their sound, and Alex Turner’s heartfelt, relatable lyrics. The key to writing good lyrics is to write something honest and relatable—and to say that something in a way that no one else has before. Tricky business that he does very, very well.
The reason I started playing music was The Beatles. They have always been and will always be my biggest inspiration for music. The Beatles had a special kind of magic when they wrote songs together. That magic produced timeless music that was truly relatable. Their story is also amazing; I encourage you to look into it if you haven't already.