In 2021, I released an album called Φ (phi) and then proceeded to tour the United States for three months, trying to find new folks, good folks—kind folks that like my music.
In 2022, I went out touring again for 2 months. My car broke down in the middle of Florida. I received a rather steep speeding ticket in a Virginia speed trap, that required me to hire a lawyer. My PA system broke. It was a hell of an adventure. I paid my dues and fines and purchased (and now recently refinanced) a brand new (to me) 2017 Honda Accord, that will hopefully be more reliable. I'm also watching my speed more closely.
I am once again trying to bring out a larger ensemble with me for this tour. A duo, or perhaps even a trio, depending on how much money I can raise for overhead expenses, gas, AirBnB's, food, bills, and any yet unforeseen circumstances that may be looming on the 2023 horizon (like my car breaking down in the middle of Florida).
While I do feel anxiety reaching out to friends and family and fans for help—I deeply believe in my dream of connecting with as many people as possible all over the United States, with my music—and the desire to do what I love far outweighs any trepidation I have about asking for help.
The greatest gift I have as a musician is to help people realize the strength in my vulnerability and story. Songwriters, if we choose such adventure, share all of the good and bad events from our lives, whether directly or peripherally, intimately and with detail—and in this sense: we are vulnerable. However, it is all in the name of letting others around us know this eternal truth: we all are not alone in our feelings.
Thank you all so much for taking the time to read this, and for supporting me, should you have the means and the willingness to donate towards my dreams and goals listed above. Anyone who contributes, no matter the amount, big or small, shall immediately receive a streaming Soundcloud link to my latest creative work called Desert Dogs. This album has not yet been released; I will be releasing one song a month from this album for the rest of this year. I would also be down to email
you a download link for the album, if you prefer that over a streaming link.