I’m a Denver based guitarist, producer and music director. I’ve never been a solo artist; I have always gotten more out of playing music with others. I play live all around the area, and I also help my friends and collaborators record their music. And, I lead music at Sunday community faith gatherings. I’m drawn to broken things, because I am a broken thing. I’m constantly looking for people who want to create art together, particularly art that challenges the status quo in some way. In a world full of followers, you need that and I need that. I’ve done the thing where I play music for my own gratification, or just to pay my bills, or to see what next big stage I could stand on. It left me empty. I’d much rather sit in a park and provide a distant soundtrack for someone’s day, or play something beautiful in a small bar full of people who are experiencing their best or worst moments. Or even better, search for the divine through old and new songs of hope and faith, whether in a church on a Sunday morning or someone’s back porch at 1 am.
I’ve lived long enough to know that honest art changes things. When a song hits you just right, you don’t forget it. That song goes on a playlist and you return to it again and again for strength to get through the next day. I love being a part of those moments, as elusive as they are, whether as a creator or receiver.
So that’s my search. To create artistic experiences and things with others who want to shake things up a bit and break ourselves and others out of our ruts.
Create. Collaborate. Agitate.
If you get this, I’d love to connect with you about a project or just talk music.
“The opposite of faith is not doubt, but certainty. Certainty is missing the point entirely. Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and letting it be there until some light returns.”
*photo by Kit Chalberg