I've been composing simple piano and guitar songs since a child. Music, like nature, has been a centering and rejuvenating force for me, providing cathartic release of thoughts and emotions, incommunicable through other means. Most recently, I collaborated with Athens (GA) based Joe Willey and the Movin' Men and played a season with the Emory Gamelan Ensemble.
NEOTROPICAL MIGRANTS (2013)
Neotropical Migrants, is a compilation of songs I wrote (during my more idealistic days) while traveling between the United States and South America. During these wanderings, I increasingly developed a connection with neotropical migrants - birds that migrate between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. In these winged beings, I found symbolic inspiration and consolation as they accompanied me at every latitude as I stumbled, discovered, and pondered the meaning of love and life. Since Neotropical Migrants, I've continued to write and record more songs.
In 2011, I had the pleasure to work with the non-profit Coosa Riverkeeper to create music for a short-video (Coal Ash in the Coosa Valley) and public service announcement by Anne Gibbons, "Learning to Swim on the Coosa" (viewable below). I hope to continue collaborating with others to produce soundtracks for multimedia materials that inspire, explore, expand, and educate.
In 2015, I was honored to have my music featured in the short socioenviromental documentary "Fishermen’s Right to Know," created by film-maker and anthropologist Natasha Raheja.