I’m a singer-songwriter! Sort of in the James Taylor, Jackson Browne Vein. I’ve been doing this for a while and I love getting into the craft of being a singer songwriter, troubadour guy.
Where do you live/where are you from?
I’m from Portsmouth, New Hampshire originally, and I’ve been in Nashville for two years.
Releasing my first album in May! It was an insane amount of work, and getting it out there was an incredible feeling. It felt great to finally have a body of work out there, and to be able to point to something as my benchmark.
Fun fact about yourself:
I was in a punk band playing drums for years, and I wanted that to be my life for a while. I’m a punk, metal-adjacent drummer turned into a soft singer songwriter.
One sustainable change everyone should make:
A sustainable change I’ve made over the past year is becoming mostly vegetarian! I know that meat, specifically red meat, is horrible for the environment, so I’ve cut it out completely. I still eat chicken from time to time, but I’ve been able to really get by being mostly vegetarian. I think it’s definitely daunting to try to “become a vegetarian” as a life long meat eater, but I’ve been able to do it just by cutting out certain things - you don’t have to go all or nothing.
Who are your inspirations?
I’m a big fan of James Taylor, Jackson Browne, etc - a lot of the amazing 70’s singer songwriters that informed so much of singer songwriter music. I’m also a big David Wilcox, Brett Dennen, Amos Lee fan - more modern singer songwriters carrying on the tradition.
What is your personal sustainability goal over the next year?
A goal of mine over the next year is to get more and more vegetarian. Like I said, I still eat chicken at least once a week - maybe I’ll be able to get rid of it completely! Also, I live in East Nashville - there are some amazing farmer’s markets right by me! I’m trying to get there more as well.