A bit about myself.
I was born and raised in Erie PA, in the year of 1988. My first experience of music education involved my mother forcing me (along with my siblings) to take piano lessons around the age of 8. Despite my lack of enthusiasm and willingness towards the lessons, I learned the basics of piano over a few years, along with how to read music from Sharon Stancliff. I began playing guitar at the age of 16, being taught by Claude Braudis at a local music store known as ‘World of Music’. From there, I went on to study music at Edinboro University of Pennsylvaina, and while knowledge was gained, I realized my direction and theirs were quite different after a year or two, and exited the program. Such is the extent of musical training.
Being inspired by song writers such as Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, George Harrison and Paul Simon, I’ve always been interested in the lyrics and stories that came with the music I was listening to. Around the age of 19 I took to song writing myself, and since then have created a sizable variety of songs.
Currently, I find myself on exploits still in western PA, moving between Erie and Edinboro, and even the occasional trip to Pittsburgh. While music hasn’t had me traveling “far” yet, I’m slowly but surely expanding though out the tri-state area, from Dunkirk NY, to Cleveland OH, to the far east of PA.
I’ve also been operating as the front man of a band called “Strangers and Liars” since early 2012. You can find out more about it under the Shapes and Sizes category.
If you’re looking for where I’m playing in the near future, you can find said information from my facebook page, or check under upcoming performances (both found on the side bar menu).
Pleased to meet you.