After 4 years of live performances and songwriting, I am ready to record and produce my debut album "Six Strings of Peace & Sanity."
I was born and raised in Duluth, MN. Music saved my life when I picked up a guitar and purchased some lessons in 2007 to cope with the loss of my dad who suicided in June of 2006. After my friends encouraged me to get on stage and play, I signed up for the Duluth Does Opry concert at Sacred Heart in 2010. Today I am writing my own music, playing guitar and singing all over the Twin Ports. My music is country/pop.
Recording and producing my debut album has been a goal of mine for awhile now and I want my fans, friends and family to be a part of it.
You can see/hear me on my YouTube channel. I've added one of them below. The man sitting next to me is my Grandpa. I wrote this song for him. Thanks for checking it out!
Six Strings of Peace & Sanity. Here's some information about the songs that will be recorded for the album. Will they all make the final cut? Will I write more between now and when we hit the studio?
"Have Your Heart" - I wrote this song for anyone who has had to convince their new love to trust them. To let them have their heart.
"Goodbad Man" - This song was written about my dad. He was a "goodbad" man. He's not with us anymore, so if you've never met him this song is your introduction. ...and he was an amazing person.
"What Does It Take?" - I wrote this song for anyone struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. It's personal to me, but that's all you need to know.
"Grandpa Is More Than Meets the Eye" - Check out the video above.
"Nashville" - I wrote this song for anyone that's been told they can't follow their dreams by the people they love. Despite the ever present doubt, they stand strong and do what they were meant to do.
"March 16th" - This is a song about my brother's car accident. Yeah, it's a sad one. But it's beautiful.
"Country Song" - I wrote this song as my way to share with you my last wishes. I hope I have many more years to live, but I know too well that I'm not promised one more day.
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Cover Song. I will cover any song you want me to sing, record it on video and post to YouTube (dedicated to you). Want me to sing the theme song to Sesame Street? Maybe some GWAR? Plus everything in Levels 1 and 2.Estimated delivery:
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Poems and Pictures. 10 pages of original poetry and drawings inspired by the album "Six Strings of Peace & Sanity." I have been writing poetry and drawing all my life. These pages will be great for framing or on your refridgerator under your fruit magnets. Plus everything in Levels 1, 2 and 3.Estimated delivery:
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Music Lessons. I will give 3 half hour introductory guitar lessons. These lessons will cover the basics; how to hold the guitar, basic chords, tuning and do’s and don’ts when playing for an American Idol judge. Plus everything in Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4.Estimated delivery:
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A Singing Telegram. That's right, I will get all dolled up and deliver myself with guitar to your friend or loved one's home or business and sing them a song and give them a message from you. This would make a very memorable birthday or anniversary gift! Sign the message "from your secret admirer" or own up and get big points for being awesome. Note: this prize is subject to calendar availability, must be within 100 miles of the Twin Ports and must be redeemed by December 2013. Plus everything in levels 1, 2, 3 and 4.Estimated delivery:
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One Hour Performance. I will sing for one hour for a special event. Get creative! Do you want me to sing in your child's classroom? At a family reunion? For someone's birthday? Note: this prize is subject to calendar availability, must be within 100 miles of the Twin Ports and must be redeemed by December 2013. Plus everything in Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4.Estimated delivery:
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A Song for You. I will write a song for you or about you. If you don't want a song about you, I can give you ideas. For example, maybe you'd like me to write a hip hop song about Crystal Pelkey? When the song is done, you will get a digital version of it, printed lyrics and a video of me singing the song that you can upload to YouTube. Plus everything in Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4.Estimated delivery:
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Three Hour Performance. I will play a 3 hour house show, outdoor show or special event. Note: this prize is subject to calendar availability, must be within 100 miles of the Twin Ports and must be redeemed by December 2013. In addition to having a 3 hour show, your name will go on the CD under credits and you will receive everything in Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4.Estimated delivery:
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