Getting Started

Over the last couple of days I realized that I’ve been feeling a sense of fear and anxiety about my Nick Drake Project. Not about the outcome – I know that the music we make will be incredible. Not about the process of making the music – the musicians involved are all dear friends who […]


One year ago today I started this blog. I really had no idea what I was getting myself into, but I thought it would be helpful both for me and for others if I chronicled my life as a working musician. My hope was that I might inspire others to take the journey which has […]


Yesterday I reached a big milestone in the evolution of this blog: 100 subscribers! When I started this blog back in May it was my hope that it would be more than just me blathering on about me. I hoped to create a place where I could share what has worked for me, but also […]

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My month of guest blog posts continues today with some very practical advice from Alex W. Rodriguez. Alex is a writer, trombonist and Masters Degree candidate in Jazz History and Research at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. His MA thesis will analyze modern representations of one of the first great jazz trombonists, Jack […]


Today’s guest post comes to us from Cory Huff. Cory is an actor, entrepreneur and internet marketing coach currently living in Portland, OR. He believes the starving artist is a myth and is out to prove it with his website where he teaches artists how to sell art online. I “met” Cory after we […]


I’m less than two weeks into this new blog and already I have decided to change the look! I had been using Chris Pearson’s Cutline theme and was quite happy with it until I ran across his new theme, Thesis. Thesis is more of a framework than a theme, as it allows you to easily […]


This is what I’ve always said to people when they ask me “How can I become a musician (or photographer, or actor, or painter)?” Simple, right? Today I found a great blog post by Lauren Zettler that says the same thing, only much more eloquently than I ever could. Read the post here: Eff It… […]


One of the most common questions I get asked, by friends and strangers alike, is what does a “normal day” look like for me. I put that phrase in quotes because, simply put, there are no normal days for me. That’s one of the things I like the most about my job. I realize that […]


This is the second in a series of posts detailing how I’ve gotten to this point in my life. Click here for the first part of this series. After deciding not to continue as a Music Major, I went down to the campus radio station to see what was up. I had done a little […]

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As far back as I can remember I wanted to be a musician. I used to stand in front of the mirror in my room as a young boy, singing into a hairbrush to David Bowie and Kiss songs, pretending to be a rock star. My parents started me on piano when I was 8 […]