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As a child I was always encouraged to listen and dance to whatever music was available. Being that my mother was from northern Illinois and very much into the blues, I spent a lot of time at outdoor festivals and got to see some really awesome music... and sometimes only really awesome mullets. My childhood was split between California and Illinois, which were two very different places in many ways. I suppose this sort of contrast has always made me feel like two different people, a little bit country, a little bit bluesy, a little bit weird.
My late teens to early twenties were a time where I truly found the music I had been searching for my whole life. During this time I listened to a lot of Bob Dylan and other inspiring artists such as Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, and Joni Mitchell.
Music is and always will be a big part of my life, but even more so is being an artist. I truly believe that life should be lived as your own artistic masterpiece, and that is what my music is, a sort of personal journal meets fantasy.