Influences: Patty Griffin, Ashley McBryde, Chris Stapleton, Lewis Capaldi, Johnny Cash, Eric Church, Tracy Chapman, Damien Rice, David Gray, Indigo Girls, Classic Rock, Lucinda Williams, Johnny Cash, Adele
I write urban folk music with introspective lyrics. I was a limericks writer, then a poet, then a lyricist, and then a guitarist, and now a songwriter.
I formed and have played in the band, LVNMUZIQ, since 2005. I play acoustic guitar, harmonica, and sing lead vocals.
LVNMUZIQ has performed at hundreds of shows across the U.S. since 2005.
My main musical objective has always been to encourage anyone to believe in themselves, follow their dreams and live the life they want to live despite their circumstances.
LVNMUZIQ has 3 songs featured in the independent film, Fagbug - A film that speaks out against hate crimes and raises awareness of gay rights and struggles for equality.
I have recorded 6 CDs so far, 5 of those released. LVNMUZIQ has also been on compilation CDs for the movie Fagbug and for the Milwaukee Gay Arts Center.
*Attended 2007 Rocky Mountain Song School
*Nominated for 2008 WYCE Jammie Award for
Best Folk Album "Orange Kiss"
*Regional Finalist 2009 NewSong Mountain Stage Song Contest
*Finalist 2009 Indiegrrl Songwriting Contest
*Nominated for 2009 WYCE Jammie Award for
Best Folk Album "Contemplating the Void"
*Auditioned for NBC's "America's Got Talent" in 2009
*Finalist 2010 Indiegrrl Songwriting Contest
*Auditioned for NBC's "The Voice" in 2011
*Wrote the song "Back Seat" for the independent film
*"Back Seat" part of the Soundtrack for the film
documentary, Fagbug. Tegan and Sara & Ember
Swift also have songs in the film.
*Nominated for 2017 WYCE Jammie Award for
Best Folk Album "Butterflies"
Thank you Liz for your comment on "This Promise." I so appreciate your listen and that you enjoyed the song. 😀
Thank you for the kind comment on "Faux Nine", my friend! That is indeed what I love about this -- trying things that I've never done before. And listening to everyone else's ideas, which can be SO inspiring! I'm so glad you're here!!
Anyone who’s a fan of Chris Stapleton is worth a follow to me. Excited to see what you come up with. Good luck!
Welcome to FAWM - great photo - great profile - looking forward to some great songs. Have fun !
Welcome to FAWM!
As a poet and songwriter for most of my life, this is my first time participating in FAWN, though I always wanted to.
I have just started being able to record music again in my own studio. I live in a camper full-time in Michigan, and have lived this way nearly 2 years now. Keeping my life tiny has helped me make room and time for things that are most important to me: friends, family, and music.