I am a guitarist and multi-instrumentalist based in Nashville! I studied contemporary Guitar and Songwriting at The Frost School of Music at The University of Miami and have over a decade of professional guitar experience. If you're looking for someone who plays guitar from a music theory POV rather than a lick-based POV, we might be a great fit!
I am a Nashville-based Singer-Songwriter/Guitarist/Producer from Syracuse, NY. I honed in on my craft at The Frost School of Music at The University of Miami, where I graduated in May 2017. I made the move to Nashville shortly after and hit the ground running performing writer's rounds, house shows, local/out of town venues, music festivals and SoFar Sounds shows across the region. My musical curiosity began as a young teen, when I would get my hands on whatever instrument was around me and try to apply my love for music theory to it. My biggest influences include Neil Young, Andy Shauf, Blake Mills, Big Thief, Tyler The Creator, George Harrison (The Beatles as whole also) Wilco, Kendrick Lamar, and Joni Mitchell - I try and stay wide open to all genres!
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Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It really depends on what is being asked, but the one consistent is communication - above all else I want to keep clients engaged, in the know, and involved in the process!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Apollo Twin X as my main inputs Saffire Pro 40 for additional inputs if needed M1 Mac Mini 16gb ram Logic Pro X Thinline Telecaster Hofner Verythin (335 body with Double Bigsby) Ortega Nylon Schecter Blackjack Schecter Ultra 3 (set up as baritone guitar) Vintage Dreadnought Acoustic Midi controllers Drumset
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Big Thief, Ben Howard, Lomelda, Blake Mills, Andy Shauf, Frank Ocean, Pinegrove, Sinai Vessel, Phoebe Bridgers, Slaughter Beach Dog, Neil Young, Nick Drake, Wilco, Grizzly Bear
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Guitar work - Rhythm guitar, lead, melody composition, harmonic structuring/restructuring. Provide DI and Mic'd up tracks! Piano work - Instrumental piano tracks, additional piano on pre-existing tracks, midi stems. Songwriting - Custom songs for loved ones, friends, whoever else! Vocal work - Can provide edited vocal takes for harmonies, demo lead vox, hopefully whatever you need! Production Work on Logic ProX Full band demo-work. BASIC Drumming available.