Thank you for your music. It has inspired me to keep on writing my own songs. The only thing that I will say disheartens me is the people that hurt you in whatever congregation you had attended prior to leaving church. I just wanted to know if there was anyway I could more directly and personally correspond with you about your spiritual life. As a former worship leader myself I can empathize with some of your hurt. Thank you for your beautiful music!
Very glad you've found inspiration through the tunes. Feel free to shoot me an email or message on social media, definitely open to more dialogue about it. I am at far more peace with churches and congregations and things than I used to be. All part of the process!
As a fairly new fan, I love what I've heard of your music thus far and cannot wait to continue discovering more. I would just like to ask, what is the meaning behind the song , "The Rhine"? I've listened to it fairly frequently, but there's so many possible meanings and I was curious what the original intent was. Thanks!
To be honest I'm not sure I can boil it down to one "meaning". I was traveling Germany at the time, so a lot of the colorful imagery about the Rhine and such came from that. My cousin did get in a really serious car accident while I was there, so the last verse was me wrestling with almost losing him (unfortunately he passed a few months later of an unrelated issue so the song sort of took on a whole new meaning). There's a lot more for me, I could probably unpack each line quite a bit. What does it mean to you?
Thanks for listening. If you're a vinyl person, we're working on pressing that EP to 7inch so stay tuned :)
Absolutely. I could go on and on and on, and perhaps I will though I don't know how much I'll share to "anonymous" in case this is my mother or something! haha. I don't consider weed a "drug" per se, but smoking it has hugely impacted my creativity, my depression, and just my outlook on life. I've also had really transformative spiritual/psychological experiences on psychedelics (which I also don't really categorize as a drug or at least not when you think of all the "bad" ones like cocaine and heroin). I'm starting to become more comfortable speaking about my experiences and would be happy to share more if you have more questions. But, YES definitely. haha
For me its often a little bit simultaneous. Honestly lately I've been struggling to come up with good new melodies, it helps me a lot to listen to totally different genres and styles...mainly jazz lately. Just to think outside the acoustic folk box. Sometimes I do write some lyrics with no tune in mind, then its a matter of finding the right chords to go underneath it, and just kinda start singing something and edit till its a nice melody. The best ones kind of seem to just get stuck in my head though. :) Cheers and good luck! It's all one song.
Hopefully soon! Played Rumba this year to a quite small audience so not sure my music has really made it around in Columbus yet. :) Spread the word and I'll try to come back asap!