After 18 years touring and recording nine albums, I firmly believe that live performance should be respected and promoted as a true art form that enriches society and brings people together. As an artist I feel a welcomed obligation to connect to my listeners so they can relate to the music on a different level.
The songs in my latest album “No Wrong Way To Make It Right”evoke emotions that I previously shied away from--deeply personal pain, pleasure, regret, bliss, discouragement, resentment, love, anger, fear, and peace of mind. The songs range from light-hearted to deeply introspective, but always positive in the end. For some of the material, I had the good fortune of writing with some of my oldest comrades in the business: Jason Mraz, Emerson Hart, Stephen Kellogg, Keaton Simons and Ryan Newell from Sister Hazel. All the musical influences—everything from rock, pop, country & folk--that spurred my desire to be a musician come to play in this album.
While in college, I played every night I could in the Richmond VA area and on weekends performed at universities up and down the East coast. In the winter of 1994, I wrote my first song “Rebecca,” which led to my first real-deal CD “from the wood” released from the back of my truck just before I left college the following Spring. With that album, I dove headfirst into the touring singer-songwriter world and never looked back.