Hey friend. I'm based in Portland, Oregon where I work at a grocery store and write, record and perform original music.
I learned to play guitar on a guitar I borrowed from my uncle and I never really looked back. Time melted away as day after day I spent exploring the instrument and trying my hand at writing songs.
Naturally I formed a handful of bands over the course of my school days, and continued to do so in college, there forming The Parson Red Heads with Evan Way and friends. I was 19 when we formed the band. Shortly after we did we just got knocked out by the 60's and 70's. Neil Young, George Harrison, The Byrds. Other people around us loved the stuff too, but we kind of fixated on those decades exclusively. Prince didn't speak to us- Big Star did!
After more than ten years together as a band, touring the US, Spain and beyond, I felt the need to step out on my own musically and bring to fruition a brand of music I'd been gestating for years. I chose a project name that had mysteriously drawn me towards itself- House of Angels- and set about making an album that incorporated many of my most enduring influences- Midlake, CSNY, Vetiver and Jonathan Wilson, to name a few. I literally drew a map of my plans for musical style and mood. It was a challenge to myself- could I make a song of my own that had a vibe similar to the one you hear in 'Cinnamon Girl'? And the other challenge was to write, record and perform it mostly on my own- I had never done that before in the 15 years I'd been making records. I'm really proud of the result, and I'm looking forward to sharing it with people.
Era Ephemera is out now on Parson Farm Records and available in mp3 and vinyl formats at CD Baby.