Thanks so, so much for sharing your music with the world! It is such beautiful art containing such meaningful and genuine messages!! Much love for all that you do.:-)
It would be awesome if there were tabs and chord charts for your music online! Any way that could happen?
I don't know if there are tabs floating around, I don't use or really know much about tabs so I'd be of no help. I also don't have chord charts but if there are any you have questions about I'd be happy to try and help.
Noticed your email said Uark....not sure if thats Fayetteville but if so I'm playing there tonight!!! Come hang and I'll teach you a song.
Hey brother, I just saw you in concert at the Revelry Room in Chattanooga. You shook my hand and I said my name, but that was about it so I don't expect you to remember me(name is Cole in case you do). But I really enjoyed your songs about your doubts with God. I work in ministry and addressing your doubts is such an honest thing, but I am curious to know where that song came from. Thanks man, you're really good. I enjoyed listening to your music and meek jokes.
Thanks for letting me know sorry I took so long to respond I didn't realize there were questions on here.
Will be doing a house show of some sorts at the end of the month in Chattanooga I hope you can make it!
I had the privilege of seeing you in Charlotte this past week and I am sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you in person. My two close friends spoke to you a bit about faith after the show. When I got home I had to tell my best friend, Phifer, about you and your powerful music and lyrics and he had the chance to speak with you in Asheville last night actually (silly guy with long hair and beard...)
Just wanted to tell you that your music has really spoken to me lately. I too seem to have so many questions, but so little answers. And your lyrics are a comfort in times of doubt and they show me that I am not the only one with these questions.
Thanks for the great show and your brutal and honest songwriting ability. Hope your back starts feeling better, I had back surgery last year, so I know the struggle as well... If you're ever back in Carolina or Louisiana, my hometown, you have a place to stay and someone to show you around. Take care and see you down the road!
Thanks for the kind words my friend. Phifer was a great hang, so glad we got to chat.
Questions really just create more questions. Sorry to hear about the back, but likewise take care and Im certain we will have an opportunity to meet again down the road.
See you soon!
Goodness, I can understand how in a whirlwind of mega-church culture it could be easy to feel the way you do. I actually am currently a worship leader for my church as well. & if I'm gonna be 100% honest with you, hearing that so many of my friends like you have been so tattered by the church breaks my heart. For me, growing up in church has actually been a super positive experience. I have learned along the way (after alot of processing, and questions on my own) that Jesus is more than what you've experienced in church. & He's more than what others would say. So many have misrepresented Him and His heart - I hope to one that doesn't. Thanks for asking what I think, very few are open to having a conversation about God and our experiences of Him. You are certaintly and obviously gifted and your music has caused me to really think about God. Looking forward to enjoying your future music as well - perhaps one day I'll get the courage to put some of my own out there :)
I'm glad to hear that pal. I know a lot of people that do, and I also know a lot of people that have been through really hard stuff and found there way back around. Its a complex world, but someday I truly hope to.
Always happy to be a part of the conversation, and I aim to do that with my music as well.
Reach out anytime, and hopefully we will get to meet sometime!
I love that. & agree entirely. Writing for me lately has been like those messy, torn out journal entries that you swear you'll never read to anyone. HAHA. A quick release to process, and struggle, to fix my mind and heart. So because of that-- my writing still feels very much unfinished. I just have been recording covers with a friend and doing open mics & fun things like that to keep me moving creatively-- but nothing original yet out there for the world to hear. That is, the world other than my pup Rocky & my shower walls. But I've taken on a project - that by my birthday I will have FINISHED an EP of 4 songs I am proud of, to play for a small group of family/friends at my house. A little shin-dig if you will. Haha so nothing yet. But gee-wiz, thanks for asking! Also I have a question for you.. So hospital hymns is incredible + honest. It got me thinking, what does your religious backround look like? I feel that ours might be similar. & sorry for writing a novel.
I totally understand! No such thing as a finished song, you just have to let them be eventually. Keep it up it is totally worth it, and please send me the EP when you finish it.
Please don't apologize! Happy to chat.
My background religiously is growing up as a worship leader in a conservative southern mega-church. The type where God came to die for America, homosexuals are dammed to hell, and you can own a Ferrari if you give 10% of your money to african kids. Those are just specific and sarcastic dogmas, I just mean that god sorta fit in a very small box or bubble in my head. The last few years however, life became hard and I realized that the faith I was raised on doesn't account for a world where everything makes sense. I'm not totally sure where my beliefs are now. I do think theres something or somebody up there who made all this, but I don't know for sure if that individual is that interested in what is going on now. Its all pretty mysterious.
What do you think?
Um, hi! Haha. So I don't really know how this thing works -- but if you're reading this-- I'd love for you to know. Your song The Hollow has moved me more deeply than a song has in really long time. & that's coming from someone who lives and breathes in melodies. Haha. Honestly, I find myself playing it and being just as moved time and time again as I did the first time. So thank you. I guess that's what I'm wanting to say. Thank you for your honest lyrics. For crafting this idea of real, honest love into a song that makes a girl in California cry every time she listens to it. Thank you for inspiring my songwriting. Thank you just for the line "if your darkness-- I'm drawn to the night." Ah so good. Anyways, I'm an honest fan & love almost anything you write. Quite frankly, I think I'd love to even read your grocery list. Haha. Come to San Francisco soon!
Here's how it works, I'm here on my couch watching the office with my pup Baron, reading your message and I'm very humbled by it. Writing songs is such a strange journey for me, but it keeps me around ya know? Is there a place I can hear some of your writing? All my favorite music are my friends, and peopel I cross paths with along the way. Would love to be a fan of yours as well. Thanks for recognizing the Hollow as a love song. That's how I feel about it even though its sad.
Lets be friends! Would love to come play in San Francisco soon.
My grocery list is typically as follows:
A few boxes of Pasta
12 pack of PBR
I eat out way too much so I try to eat as cheap as possible at home haha.
Take care of yourself, enjoy the tunes, and looking forward to meeting in person.
Truly had a wonderful time. Can't wait to make it back to the North West!
Gladly, and hopefully someday! Just read a book in which the main character ends up in Mexico, seems like a truly beautiful place. Take care and see you soon!