I truly believe that there is a reason behind each of us being put in this world. We are here to find our purpose and to be passionate about something, so we can fully live. My purpose and passion is music, and I have been blessed to know this my whole life. I remember The Beatles, Zac Brown Band, John Mayer, and Coldplay constantly playing in my home when I was young. These artists made an impression on my developing mind. I was inspired to teach myself to play the guitar at age 11 and wrote my first song that same year. Writing has changed the way I view music. There is something about entering the vulnerable state of pouring my feelings into poetry and melody and sharing it with others that has made me deeply appreciate and respect the craft that we artists try so hard to perfect.
After writing songs by myself in my bedroom for years, I decided to branch out in my teens. I became involved in the rock band at my high school and we began to write music together. In 2015, this high school band was nationally recognized by NAMM and earned a visit from the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus where we had the opportunity to record an original song and make a music video. In 2016, I was awarded a scholarship from Tosco Music Party to attend The Swannanoa Gathering in Asheville, NC for my original music. Tosco Music Party soon invited me to be a member of their house choir. I was honored when Singer Songwriter, Ellis Paul, one of my teachers at The Swannanoa Gathering, asked me to open for him at The Evening Muse in Charlotte, NC later that year. This validation created a desire in me to share more of my music with the world. I recorded my first album “I’m a Song” in 2017 which was a learning experience of a lifetime. I am incredibly proud of the record and feel thankful to have created something so special with amazing and talented people who nurtured it well.
Within the next year, I began to play around Charlotte, NoDa, and Davidson, NC, showcasing my original music in shows and writers rounds. I also played restaurant gigs and performed at many events such as doctor’s office grand openings, weddings, and parties.
I am now attending Belmont University in Nashville, TN for Songwriting and Music Business. My musical journey is just getting started, and thanks to wonderful opportunities, mentors, and encouragers such as Kelly Collins, John Tosco, Todd Ebert, Ellis Paul, Cliff Eberhardt, Dan Hood, and Chris Garges, I am in the process of discovering myself as an artist. I have promised God that I will always walk through the doors He opens for me. After all, “I’m a song that hasn’t quite been written yet…”