I live in Wisconsin. I've also lived in Illinois and Oregon. I grew up playing the violin, but eventually stopped (for me most part). I picked up the guitar in my teens and started teaching myself. Later I started singing along to the chords I strummed, but I believed it all to be rubbish and barely shared it with anyone. Later on I started writing down what I sang and I began to feel proud of what I'd created. At a certain point, an internal pressure to share it with others got the best of me and in 2015 I took my shaking, sweaty hands to an open mic night in Portland, OR. I loved it and I have never looked back. Writing songs keeps my head clear and my feet steady and sharing them sets me free. I hope the music can be meaningful to others as well.