I'm a child of Seattle, son of a natural healer, a product of the 90's and I was raised on cassette tapes of James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel and The Beatles. From the day my father put a guitar in my hands, for me, there was no turning back.
At the age of 18, I recorded my first album, Un Poco de Todo. The record featured early songs I wrote in high school as I found my way as a musician.
Although I graduated from university with a BA in Hospitality Business Management, school was just a side note to the experiences that truly educated me: absorbing my view of the world through extensive travels in Asia, Europe and South America. Working and studying was but a means to a dual end: making it back out into the world’s cultures and channeling my experiences through music, under the influence of artists like Sam Cooke, The Grateful Dead, Al Green, Iron and Wine, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Corrine Bailey Rae, The Roots, Ben Harper, Amos Lee and Nas.
After finishing university and working for some years in the hotel industry, I became disenchanted with my lifestyle and needed a drastic change.
As a result, I put some things in a backpack, my guitar in its case and flew to Brazil where I spent the better part of two years making my way up the Atlantic coast.
During this journey I soaked up the rhythms of Brazilian greats such as Gal Costa, Joao Gilberto, Rosa Passos, Gilberto Gil and Os Tribalistas. Although I accomplished various personal goals on this trip, many of my days were spent writing songs by the ocean.
Inspired from my time on the road, I returned to Seattle to record my sophomore effort, Doing my Part, an expression of life, love, hopes, fears, and the positive that remains in all that is troubling, beautiful, inspiring, maddening, humbling, confusing and nourishing to the soul.
I currently split my time between the Pacific Northwest and Brazil; living, traveling, performing and enjoying my time on this earth.
During a summer stint back in Seattle, I decided to film a new music video of me covering of one of my favorite songs from back in the day, Slighty Stoopid’s – Collie Man.