I know biographies are supposed to be written as if some third-person party who is genuinely interested in my story wrote it, but I’m not sure I’m that good at faking it, so I’m going to narrate my own story, if it’s all the same to you.
I grew up in Detroit, and I’m very proud of it. “Detroit Rock City” has had an immense impact on who I am as a person and songwriter, though the “rock ‘n roll” seems to pop up more in my other music projects. I’m not particularly great at being concise, and even worse at talking about myself, which is why I prefer my lyrics to be somewhat more cryptic with long instrumental parts mid-song. However, when it is just my acoustic guitar and me, I already feel half-naked, so I tend to be more straightforward with the points I’m getting at in songs like “Young Love” and “First Snow in November.”
I have been playing and writing music since I got my first guitar at 13 years old, but did the “smart thing” by going to university and getting my Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering. I’ve toured Honduras and Singapore with other music groups, performed in front of audiences ranging from my pet goldfish to 2,000+, and shaken hands with Alice Cooper twice. I’ve been told my guitar playing is better than my voice, and my jokes are worse than both, so every show is pretty entertaining.
All in all, I’m an easy-going guy, and I want people to know they’re not alone in life, and what is more, that they are loved. I try do that by giving them good songs they can relate to, some happier than others, and all of them with a
heavy dose of reality.