I am drawn to art that tells stories from unexpected points of view. Last year scientists began sharing the magnetic sounds (songs) of stars and planets. I started to experience the stars as energy singing across time and space- an interconnectedness of things. In the climate of political turmoil, cultural chaos, and unimagined divisiveness, the songs of the universe provided me new perspective.
I write songs that take an unexpected angle: the untold story, the unsung hero. I challenge clichés, symbols, and assumptions by turning them on their head. I often employ paradox to take the listener beyond their own reality. Roots, blues, and Americana influences render songs more familiar and accessible- creating a comfortable space, like a well-worn easy chair.
What do I want to say with my music?
Look beyond appearances. Truth, however raw or uncomfortable, is beautiful. Face darkness- that is where hope takes root. Choose questions over answers. Leave room for wonder. There is music all around; close your eyes and see.