I was born in the never ending suburbs of California's San Joaquin Valley in the late 80's. Around 7 years old, I started listening to my parents records, and taking piano lessons. The Beatles were it for me when I was a kid. I was totally obsessed. Guitar came a little later around age 13 when I decided that the 8th grade version of Micol needed to be cooler. Around this time, I also started playing music with my parents and their friends in a living room band called The Not Band; a stony spin on The Band. Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and The Band was the main repertoire there, as well as a few originals.
As time went on I added (slightly) more contemporary artists to my realm of appreciation.. Elliott Smith, Joanna Newsom, Radiohead, David Bazan, TW Walsh, Courtney Barnett, John Vanderslice, Leonard Cohen, The Mountain Goats, Built To Spill, George Harrison, Owen Pallett/Final Fantasy, Grandaddy, Songs: Ohia/Magnolia Electric Co., The National, The Smiths, Nick Drake, to name some of them. I've left off many, as it would get boring anyway. Recently the following is what has really been resonating with me: TW Walsh's Fruitless Research, Courtney Barnett's Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, Elliott Smith's From a Basement on The Hill, David Bazan's Fewer Moving Parts, Porches' Slow Dance in The Cosmos, Atoms For Peace's Amok, and Joanna Newsom's Divers.
In 2008 I started writing my own songs and also started recording them on a 4-track cassette recorder. In those days I was playing open mic nights and small shows with my friend Travis Vick in and around Modesto, CA quite a lot. We made a record with our friend Jonathan Sarenana called The Valley Floor, and then later I played bass on a couple songs with Travis on his record Player Piano. I played bass for him and his band for about a year.
I recorded my own record, Spinner's Yarn in 2010. I spent that summer stringing small shows together. A couple years later I recorded the Broken Things EP, and played a few more shows around CA. My songs have been featured on a couple compilations, a few playlists, and in one French film.
Then life happened and stuff, and now I'm almost 30, and I've relocated to Seattle, WA where I'm funding my rekindled passion for music with a job at an unnamed coffee chain which may or may not be headquartered here in Seattle. Apparently I think it's still the 90's.
Never the less, I'm working on a new EP, which I'm hoping to have ready to release by the end of the summer or so.
When I'm not playing music, or making lattes, I've been adventuring around the PNW with my partner Ada, and soldering guitar pedals together. Perhaps someday soon I'll put those up for sale somewhere.