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A (relatively) long time ago in a small town far, far away, I fell in love with poetry and stories. I found that words have the power to inspire us to become more than we are. Words enable us to believe in ourselves. They show us that we are more than we may think.
There is no one who loves music more than my dad, so growing up, I was constantly surrounded by the music of classic artists (The Beatles, James Taylor, John Denver, Allman Brothers, etc.). Little did I know, these songs my dad listened to were planting seeds in my heart and shaping the person I would become. Over time, I realized that these songs were simply poems and stories woven into something beautiful and new. I found that same magic in those songs that I had found in the poetry books and stories my parents read to me as a child. Music changed my life, and later, it would become my voice.
In middle school, around 13 or 14, my friends and I decided to start a band. The problem with this is that none of us played any instruments. So, we did what any kid would do and asked our parents for instruments. My parents gave me an electric guitar for Christmas, and I was sold. We spent the next several years learning to play and write music together. Our style changed as we discovered new music and new inspirations. We eventually became a Christian metal band called "'Til Death Do Us Part". Screaming the gospel in our dark clothes and skinny jeans. This went on for several years until our senior year of high school, and with our uncertain futures and the real world looming in the distance, our band fell apart. Then my dad bought me an acoustic guitar.
It was around my junior and senior year in high school that I was introduced to moody folk and singer/songwriter ballads. Artists like Passenger, Bon Iver, and Iron & Wine started creeping onto my iPod. Their organic tone and poetic style resonated with me in a way that heavy metal music could not.
Since I graduated from Chelsea High School four years ago, I've carved a new path for my music and honed the skills to write and play songs that really express the poetry that I find in life. Now, I hope to share that poetry with you.
Risks and challenges
Moving on from this campaign, I will be traveling to Los Angeles, CA to record the album with my friend Joseph McQueen at Echelon Studios in Burbank, CA. Although pursuing this dream will be a challenge and a risk in itself, I believe that moving forward with your help will make it one well worth taking.
- (30 days)