Song number 115.02
For those of you who are interested ill give ya'll a little history on how things began, evolved, and where they are today.
I remember sitting in my kitchen listening to Jim a family friend and a father figure to me plucking an old fender strat. I was baffled by how cool he made that thing sound. He taught me a few chords and over time I started figuring it out here and there. Might not have made sense at the time to anyone but it made sense to me. Not going to lie things got pretty frustrating at times because I felt I wasn't making any progress. But I didn't give up! Jim kept insisting that I just kept playing what I thought sounded good. Eventually this lead to stringing words with chords into songs. We recorded on a little Cassette 4 Track Recorder. I remember how intriguing the process was "Dubbing" our 4 tracks onto the “master” cassette. (I know there are a few of you with those original tape demo's) So my voice may have sounded a little like a rough night at the karaoke bar but then again I was maybe 13 years old. I always loved writing. It was a great way to get my thoughts down and feelings out.
Eventually I got into the junior high band playing the trumpet but we won’t go there. I enjoyed band but found singing and vocalizing far more intriguing. I was assigned as a tenor one in junior high and senior high and loved it. While participating in choir I had a few little projects with other musicians jamming in basements or anywhere really depending on which parent wanted to wear ear plugs that night. There was nothing better at that time than having a good jam session. Jim and I updated our recording equipment in id like to say 2003. Over the years I recorded dozens of songs and several demos on disk which a huge accomplishment for me. We were using a Fostex MR8 8 Track Digital Recorder. Loved that machine. 90% of my initial recordings were recorded on that little guy. The quality wasn’t fantastic but it defiantly got the idea across and that was all we’d hoped for.
I've never censored myself for any musical genre. I've dabbled in a little bit of everything from hip hop, heavy metal, strings, country, rap, electronic, you name it. I love it all! (Ask anyone) my I-tunes playlist is extremely unpredictable.
Over the years I've been forming a sound from rock to country to an alternative sound. I do believe I’m starting to find my niche and exactly what kind of sound I want to produce I'll never limit my musical sound or influence because I think that would be cheating yourself out of so many beautiful capabilities and creations that could be made.
It’s amazing how posting a few videos online can gain so much feedback, inspiration, and motivation. I want to thank every person who has given my music a chance. Be it just listening to it, showing a friend, commenting, showing support etc. All of that love and support drives me to do something with these basement recordings and notebooks full of lyrics to share. I pour my heart out to you with ever song I sing and you return it back just as equally. I thank you for that. It means more than you could even imagine.
In closing with this bio I have to say: to my beautiful mother who has pushed and pushed and pushed me (literally maybe another push) to get my music out of the basement and out of these spiral notebooks and into the ears of people who will love it as much as her. You’re my biggest fan mom and I thank you so much. If it weren't for you and your confidence in me I don't know where I’d be. I love you more than anything. You’ve made the man I am.
Again thank you all for listening and giving me of your amazing support. Without you this wouldn't be so special. This journey will be something beautiful. heck its already beautiful. :)