When did you begin making music, and did you ever ponder a different career?
I began making original music when I was 13/14. In high school, I had this solo project that was all electronic and ambient. I wanted to make music that was as if you were tripping out on mushrooms and playing the original NES. Before that, I only did cover songs of rock bands, I guess this was around the same time I started to meet people in school to create what would be my first real band.
How would you describe your music?
If you were to listen to my woodsmans album all the way though, one would probably say it’s too all over the place because it has really soft songs, then it has really upbeat rock songs… I’d say happy mopey music.
What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?
I’ve been really focusing on life. After I quit mcmb, reality caught up with me. After high school, everyone I knew went on with life, (college, job, rent, girlfriend, marriage, kids). I went straight to touring with very little responsibility. I’ve been working on building a foundation for a life in society, while still trying to create music. In the upcoming months… I don’t know. I plan on releasing more songs. Shopping my band to labels, maybe working on more literature. I have a second book, it just needs to be edited. Maybe some other stuff.
If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?
WILLIE NELSON. Because he’s the pioneer of folk music and to be a part of something that big would make the mission of my music more meaningful.
What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?
Probably The Woodsman’s Babe… Joking… It would be Tom Petty’s Greatest Hits. I’d feel bad because it’s a greatest hits and not a full studio record, but the hits are just way too good, it’s such a great compilation. I’d sing every word and air guitar/air drum to every song.