His music has an array of sounds that I can't quite pinpoint. Perhaps a
blend of Dave Matthews and Coldplay, or something just as complex and
transcient. Let's let the fans decide on that. His sound is unlike many
artists out there in the scene today and I have a feeling this guy is
certainly onto something big...This artist is an artist to watch out for..."
Born and raised in Chicago, I was always hearing music. Not only was I
hearing the music, but I was also picking it apart. I was so amazed and
interested in different compositions of so many artists. As a child, my
father would take me and my brother every weekend to get a new album of our
choice. At first it started off as owning every Beatles album, but soon I
had developed a musical library.
I have been influenced by many artists in my life, but the ones that really
placed the impact were artists like Van Morrison, Marvin Gaye, Pink Floyd,
Paul Simon, Miles Davis, and the Dave Matthews Band. These were the artists
that, to me, took their souls and devoted them to their music. Their
compositions alone gave me the desire to pick up the guitar and write songs
that came from my soul.
My goal is to cross the WorldBeat explorations of music with my
songwriting.......connecting a sort of "Grassroots" mentality to the