Nashville based songwriter with country and pop cuts in 3 different continents. Radio singles and billboard charting. Winner of the 2016 John Lennon Songwriting Contest in the country category. Producer for artists and myself.
I am songwriter first. I have been writing for artists and for myself for over a decade and have had the privilege of having songs cut by both pop and country artists from all over the world. Lyrics and melody are what I love the most and what I am most well-versed in.
Having written in such a range of genres, I am able to be versatile while still keeping the vision of the artist at the forefront of the song. My goal is to help create songs and tracks that artists are proud of and feel confident taking out into the world.
I am also a producer. I have spent a number of years producing tracks that are ready to go to publishers and other people in the industry. I work out of my home studio and am able to meet a variety of different sonic goals for my clients. Whether you are just looking to have a guitar and vocal track or a full production, I am able to deliver.
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Interview with Senior Year Production
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love everything songwriting and there are so many other writers that inspire me. Living in Nashville means I get to hear a lot of songwriters who have famous songs but the writers themselves aren't necessarily famous. Right now I listen to a lot of Lori McKenna as well as Travis Meadows. I grew up listening to a lot of rock and pop; Pete Yorn is an all time favorite of mine.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of my time is devoted to writing for and with my clients. Often, that will turn into me doing production work for them.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Songwriting is not always about what you add to a song but also what you don't add. I take pride in being able to sift through what really belongs in a song and makes it stronger and what doesn't. I love finding the clearest and most interesting way to deliver a song.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I was a full time touring artist for a number of years until about five years ago when I stumbled into writing songs for other people. I managed to get a few cuts fairly quickly and then from there I settled into writing for others.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: The best thing is to have a clear idea of what you're looking for. If you have a specific vision in mind, please fill me in. I love delivering songs that people love.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Typically, I will start with a title or an idea for a song. From there I will start to dive into where to take the idea and what creative avenues are open to make the song unique and interesting. I love melody so I will try and find something satisfying in a melody right away.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I always try to bring a fresh take on a song, even if it's a title or an idea that's been written about before. There is always a unique angle out there, sometimes it just takes a little digging.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Most of my time is spent working on country and Americana. I also love writing pop and have a handful of artists that I write pop with.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: A couple people that I love are Simon Reid and Steve Rivers.