Who would you say you are musically?
Musically I'm the artist that falls between genres. I have genuine love for music ever since can remember. Music is my world. Ultimately, I play for myself . It's also such a reward to see that people enjoy what I'm doing.
I know musicians hate this question, but how would you classify your style of music that you are currently playing?
Rockin' Americana. Not to be cliche, but it's a little bit country, a little bit rock'n'roll. Sometimes bluesy & soulful and sometimes 90's alternative or punk edge.
Is there a style of music you DON'T like?
Not really, I think there's something great to be found in all genres. I may not like everything in a particular genre, but there's always one artist or song that I find inspiring. I always say there are two kinds of music - Good and Bad Music. One day you'll find me listening to 70's Rock and the next Contemporary Jazz. I love music all around.
Who would you say is your greatest musical influence?
I don't know if I can limit that answer to just one artist. I grew up listening to The Judds and Tina Turner with my mom and Black Sabbath and Van Halen with my dad. Early on I was drawn to artists like Terri Clark and Garth Brooks. As I got older it was Indigo Girls and Tori Amos. I continue to be influenced every day so my influences are everywhere from Janis Joplin and Johnny Cash to Alice In Chains and Brandi Carlile.
Your latest CD is "Goodbye on Wasted Time." What's the story behind the title?
"Goodbye On Wasted Time" is a song on the album. Basically, the song embodies everything I've learned in the last couple years in the music business and in my personal life. It's really all about new beginnings and taking lessons learned and using them as a compass for everything here on out.
I read that fans helped you make this album. How did that come to be?
The fans have been asking for new album for quite some time. With touring and trying to introduce my music to new people I was having a hard time saving money to get into the studio, although the songs had been ready for quite some time. I heard about the Kickstarter approach and decided to give it a try. I was overwhelmed by the response and couldn't have made this album without the fans. So I owe a big thank you to them.
If you could no longer play music what would you be/do?
Probably a journalist or something in the marketing world.
If you were independently wealthy you would...?
Buy a tour bus and hit all the cities I haven't made it to yet with my band.
What is your favorite memory of a show?
It's a toss up between getting to sing a song during The Indigo Girls set in Jacksonville last month and having my fans get together and presenting me with a birthday/CD release cake at my CD Release Party in February.
Do you have a crazy fan story?
I guess that means "no comment?"
Your favorite place to play and why?
Other than Atlanta.. The Akron Civic Theater in Ohio. The people are a great, It's a beautiful venue, and the audience is always very responsive.
What new music are you listening too these days?
Kacey Musgraves. Her new album is something totally fresh in country in music. With lyrics daring to go there. Also, I'm anxiously awaiting the new Natalie Maines solo album.
Favorite driving music?
Name 3 Atlanta bands that you would take a friend to see?
Indigo Girls/Amy Ray (Solo), Roxie Watson, Sugarland
Name 3 Atlanta bands from the past that you wish were still playing?
Jennifer Nettles Band, Three 5 Human, REM (does that count since they're an Athens band)
Favorite chilhood Book?
The Poky Little Puppy
Bucket list item that would surprise your friends?
Nothing would surprise my friends...
You're latest project is...
I'm already writing for the new album. In talks of starting the recording process this summer.