Tell us about yourself, who are you and where do you come from?
I was born in NYC and ultimately grew up in an ultra artsy village Hastings on Hudson. Makes sense that it inspired me to be an artist but it didn’t. I tried doing some type of normal world endeavor but when it failed art was the only option I hadn’t considered and it was the only one that existed. After 11 years of a relentless pace and though I still feel like an amateur I think as off putting as it can feel that it’s a good thing.
How was your passion for music born? Who are your idols?
I grew up playing classical music at a high level, so that impacted me in some way. I started to find out about Bob Dylan at 18 and he was the only person I’d ever seen that I related to. It was some type of direction to head towards. I don’t connect to having an idol even still, but him and Chopin I think are the best musicians so far.
What kind of music do you do?
I write songs that I like to think exist on their own. Some have a chorus and bridge and the normal elements of tradition modern popular songs but I don’t think that’s important in my songwriting. The music has something to say and I try and stay out of it for it to come through unobstructed.
What is the most important song for you? What message do you want to convey to the listener?
It’s all over now baby blue ‘cause all that came before is over and finding where we are now, what’s out there now is better than reminiscing about a past. Something about it has positives so all that has been ‘lost’ in time I want to have in my music while being very in the modern time without trying to be like anybody else. To convey that everything is possible, the problems we have can be solved and life has barely even begun and to make and grow our universal understanding.
Why should a listener who doesn’t know you listen to your music?
It goes into issues within living we all face and has resolution Las to them so we can grow past the cyclical problems we’re stuck in. Universal understanding universal understanding.
What are your future projects? Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
Seems like songs I wrote about my 1st and only ‘grown up relationship’ will probably have to get recorded next despite all the other songs I could do. Playing a lot more live music and having more people know who I am.
Tell our readers a funny episode that happened in your career as an artist.
Someone I met showed one of my paintings to someone at a church type seminar (I filled in videoing the conference) and he went from a very plain expression to eyes wide and pure shock almost falling out of his chair back to a slightly excited plainish one. You had to be there but maybe that description told it well enough.