Q: Please introduce yourself to the readers and how you first got into this field of work?
I’m an indie pop-n-roll singer/songwriter. I’m based in Los Angeles but I’m from Cleveland and New York City. I started writing music in the 7th grade.
Q: What kind of training have you had, if any?
My brother taught me how to play the guitar when I was in fifth grade. Everything else after that, I pretty much taught myself. My mom is a jazz vocalist so she has never held back when I sound like trash. She will tell me. She’s honest and she has helped me improve my voice a lot. She has also always encouraged me to not have an affectation in my voice. I sing the way I talk. Everything else just sounds phony to me.
Q: What has been your favourite project to work on so far?
My album, Raised on Porn. I got to work with so many talented people including Dante Juhkel, Shea Stratton, Justin Lund, Bob Varo, William Driskill, Johnny K, Jon Buice, and so many more.
Q: What has been one of the biggest highlights/achievements of your career?
Getting played on KCRW was exciting. I love that station. Performing at Stage Coach was amazing too.
Q: What projects do you have coming up?
Going to start working on my second album right after I’m done promoting this one. The second album will also be short.
Q: Who is your inspiration?
Anyone I’ve met is in danger of being my inspiration.
Q: What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this week?
A quote from Shel Silverstein:
“…I think that if you’re a creative person, you should just go about your business, do your work and not care about how it’s received. I never read reviews because if you believe the good ones you have to believe the bad ones too. Not that I don’t care about success. I do, but only because it lets me do what I want. I was always prepared for success but that means that I have to be prepared for failure too. I have an ego, I have ideas, I want to be articulate, to communicate but in my own way. People who say they create only for themselves and don’t care if they are published… I hate to hear talk like that. If it’s good, it’s too good not to share. That’s the way I feel about my work. So I’ll keep on communicating, but only my way…” — Shel Silverstein
Q: What are your favorite venues to perform in?
Hotel Cafe and Arlene’s Grocery
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Q: How did you come up with the idea for your Music video?
For the music video for “Numb,” I wanted to portray someone who receives a lot of attention but it’s just kind of lost on them. People want things from this person — physically, mentally, and emotionally, but it’s
Q: Do you have any advice for young music makers like yourself?
Very simple: Don’t give up and don’t listen to or read the reviews. Just make your art and listen to yourself. Compete with yourself and yourself only.
Q: Who were the biggest inspirations for your career?
I really look up to people like Liz Phair and Alanis Morissette who seem to just make music the way they want to make music. I strive to have a lot of creative control in the production of my songs because I have a lot of ideas but that’s still something I’m working on.