Two Years In: Stop and See Your Growth

Two years ago, I picked up my guitar to write a song. I had put songwriting on hold for a few years and finally decided it was time to pursue the hobby again after I had experienced extreme loss. Two years ago, the songs I wrote ( The Universe, Psychic Translation, Aspens) were an exploration.… Continue reading Two Years In: Stop and See Your Growth

Taking the Punch

I remember the first day I walked into Christi’s studio for my first college-level guitar lesson. I was 19, excited, and nervous. I had been taking lessons for over five years and I was ready to show her what I was made of. But as she tested me, it quickly became apparent that my skills… Continue reading Taking the Punch

How I Fell in Love With Music: Yellow Submarine, my first guitar, and guitar lessons with Wayne

My earliest music-related memory is me sitting at a computer in first grade singing “Yellow Submarine” by the Beatles. We all live in a yellow submarine. Yellow submarine. Yellow submarine. At the time, I had no idea who the Beatles even were. In second grade, I joined choir, but halfway through our first concert I… Continue reading How I Fell in Love With Music: Yellow Submarine, my first guitar, and guitar lessons with Wayne

Performing Music: Part Box-of-Chocolates, Part Roller Coaster

Around this time last year, I played my first show in Boise at Neurolux. Being on that stage made me feel more alive than I ever had before — to this day, it still does. 25 shows later and one small Northwest Tour in, there’s still nothing like getting on stage and …