Get To Know Me
“Everybody breaks. Nobody can live alone.”
That’s been the message of my life over the past couple years. And it’s the message of my new album, Everybody Breaks.
After adopting a baby boy, that baby boy having a stroke, needing help from friends and family, and moving to a new state, I’ve learned this lesson well.
I’ve learned that I can’t live alone. I need a community, a support system of folks.
And this album is the fruition of that lesson. This record is a different and personal and weird and fun and sad album.
And it means so much to me because I’ve lived it.
Everybody Breaks is my second full-length album and it’s the most cohesive and upbeat of any music I’ve ever released (which also includes a few EPs and a bunch of singles).
I’ve mostly hung out in the folk-singer/songwriter box, but this new record is like a funk-jazz-rock-folk-rap mashup.
That’s what happens when you listen to artists like Allen Stone and Bill Withers, Coldplay and Kings Of Convenience, and beatmakers like ProleteR and jinsang.
And just as my musical taste has widened and changed, so has my life and location. My wife, our two kids, and I moved from Western Pennsylvania to Austin, Texas, in early 2018 after spending our whole lives in a small town.
As a 12-year-old growing up in that small town, I picked up an acoustic guitar. Ever since then, I’ve been hooked. I started putting out music, some I’m proud of and some I’m not as proud of.
People have been nice enough to invite me to play at music festivals, I’ve played in people’s houses, and I’ve played at one too many empty coffee shops.
But you’re only as good as your latest work. So check out my new album and judge me for yourself.
If you have any questions, comments, or scathing remarks, hit me up: firstname.lastname@example.org.