Two and a half years ago I quit my job to become a full time touring musician. I’ve come to learn that the road to success isn’t a straight shot. Often times it’s a dark, scary, unmarked path that ultimately leads to trust and sacrifice. Success isn’t a formula, it’s a state of mind. The drive to succeed won’t always be there, but the undying, unexplainable call to bring joyous music to the masses will always be there for me.
After dropping out of music school in Portland, OR along with a failed attempt of moving to Hawaii in 2013, I found myself back in Wisconsin. In 2014 I played 100 open mics in my hometown of Madison, WI before I moved to Breckenridge, Colorado. In Breck I played as many gigs as possible when I wasn’t working on the mountain. An injury only solidified my overwhelming call to be a musician and walk away from my successful ten year career as a Professional Snowboard Instructor.
In Summer 2015 I embarked on my first National Tour through the Midwest, Colorado, & Utah. Since then I have been on ten National Tours and lived throughout Colorado, California, Hawaii, & Wisconsin. I recorded the Give Back EP with one of my favorite musicians of all time, Tim Snider. We also produced an official music video for our fan favorite song, “Home Again”.
In August of 2017, I fly to Europe where I embark on my first International Tour, with stops in Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, St. Polten, & Ljubljana. After the European tour, I return to the Big Island of Hawaii to shoot a music video for the ‘Hawaii Song’ and perform in Waimea, Kona, Hawi, Hilo, & Pahoa. Shortly after I return to Europe where I’ll live in Lisbon, Portugal for a month to finalize songs for the next album.