About my music
My music is about more than just the songs. It's about a mindset, a way of life, a pursuit of one's dreams. I truly believe that each and every person, no matter where they are in life, can achieve what they want if they take the appropriate steps. Sure, it may require work, focus, patience, and the ability to overcome challenges, but it would not be as fulfilling otherwise. From my experience, it seems as though many people get "stuck", whether it be from preconceived notions or restrictions placed upon themselves by others or a lack of belief in their own abilities. Sometimes it is because people aren't truly following their heart and doing what they love to do. Personally, I have tried out quite a few things in my short time here on earth. From different sports, to odd jobs here and there, and now to music, I've found that persistance and doing what you are passionate about can take you a long ways.
In short, I'm living and pursuing a dream right now and I hope to inspire others in doing the same!
Originally from a small town in Kansas, I grew up working on a farm, playing sports, and playing music occasionally. It wasn't until college, however, that I picked up guitar for the first time. I spent countless nights staying up until 4am trying to learn songs on the internet...I think I slept through quite a few classes that year. Oops! I'm glad that I had the time to be able to put into it though because I couldn't image my life without being able to write, play, and perform music as I do now.
Unfortunately, I hit a pretty big roadbump in my career in the summer of 2012 when I contracted Lyme disease and various other tick-borne infections after working at a summer camp. I went from touring and playing shows to sick in bed and fighting for every last bit of energy. Throughout this time, I learned a lot about myself and about diseases in general. I've had to completely change my lifestyle adapting a completely non-processed organic food diet consisting of mostly vegetables. After over a year of antibiotic treatment mixed with various other holistic treatments, I am close to regaining my complete health again. It's amazing to see how God has worked through these life challenges and I fully believe that He is who carries us in our lowest moments. Fortunately, I've still been able to play shows during most of this time although it has been much more of a struggle!
During this time, I started exploring some other passions of mine including film making and photography. I really enjoy photography and love that it's something everyone can do to a certain extent. In addition to photography, I also enjoy playing and watching sports, trying out organic food recipes, traveling, and simply being outdoors. Well, that's it about me...hopefully we'll be able to get to know each other better in the months and years to come!