Monday, December 27, 2021

 Just put put some new dates in the calendar section! 

All for February - a couple more hits at Bushwick Public House with two very different and very exciting trios, as well as a solo set at Pete's Candy Store. Lots of new sounds in store.

Happy holidays everyone

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

 Once again, I've been terrible at updating this website - but now that things seem to be happening again

and by things, I mean shows

maybe I should update this more. 

I hope everyone has been keeping safe and happy. I hope maybe you learned something throughout the last couple years, and are putting it to good use. 

I definitely learned a lot, and am trying to put it to some use, and am hoping that it's good. If you want to come see me play I'll be at Marian's Brooklyn on 12/11 with a really fun trio. I'll also be playing at Bushwick Public house in early February. Some other things in between - dates will be posted here soon. Check the calendar tab on this website for more details!

If you want to hear what I was working on last year, here's an album I put out a couple months ago with Aglera: 

I had a lot of fun with it, and am looking forward to where that trio goes next. 

More to come!

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Hello again friends! 

It sure has been some time. While it hasn't exactly been the busiest time, it definitely hasn't been completely aimless either. I've got a few announcements that will be shared one at a time through the near-future; however, the most pertinent is probably the new Aglera album coming this Friday! 

Formerly called UHHM, Aglera is my longest running project and one of the most rewarding music experiences I've had in my life. With Chris Frick on keyboards and Jack Naden on drums, I couldn't ask for better friends and colleagues to play music, which is its own particular brand of insanity. I could say more, but instead I'll let the music speak for itself and share here the first and only single off the album:

Please enjoy, and keep your eyes peeled for the full album to appear on 9/3!

I hope you and yours are doing well, finding joy and staying safe and sane. 

Saturday, February 27, 2021

 Hello friends! I put out a small (although, I guess pretty long) piece of music. It was originally written for my mom as a birthday present. She is an acupuncturist and is always looking for new music and sounds to incorporate into her practice. I thought this would be nice for her work, or for any sort of meditation-related activity. I ended up enjoying both listening to it, as well as the process of making it, more than I thought I would - so now I'm sharing it with the wide open plains of the internet where it can roam, graze and frolic amidst your ears and minds and hearts. Or something. Please enjoy. 

I hope you are well and hanging in through this long winter. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Fundraiser/Delayed Album Release Friday 6/5 8:30 PM

During this week of uprising I want to use whatever small platform I have to raise awareness about a) police violence and b) the profound importance of black music on every sound you hear. This livestream was originally scheduled to correspond with what has been dubbed "bandcamp day", where bandcamp waives their revenue share in an effort to support artists during the Covid-19 pandemic. I'd love for any listeners to choose to buy my album because if they do, all proceeds will be split evenly between the Brooklyn Bail Fund (helping to bail out arrested protesters), and the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund (look them up if you don't know). Additionally, I encourage and ask you support black artists whose music is on bandcamp - if you only have funds to buy one album, choose an album by a black artist. All aspects of my musicality are deeply influenced by black music (Hell, one of the tracks is literally dedicated to Blind Willie Johnson) so I will be briefly discussing the history of some artists that I find particularly profound. I'm no historian so it won't be nearly expansive enough - I'll be providing links and resources to learn more about the history of American music for anyone interested... I encourage you to be interested. What we have all witnessed and seen in our country this past week is shocking to me, and that in it of itself speaks volumes of the extent to which I still need to work to educate myself on the history of this country and the daily experiences of people of color. This is by no means shocking, or unprecedented - white supremacist violence is baked into the core of our country. The response of people who are similarly shocked and disgusted and angry at this state of affairs however, has filled me with great hope. Please help support the brave people fighting for a better life against the forces of oppression in this country.

Here is the link to the livestream:

This will not be promoted/shared much on social media so as not to clog people's feeds which mostly contain important safety information regarding protests/police activity. Black lives matter. Thank you for your support!

Thursday, May 21, 2020

I just released a new solo album of very stripped down songs and improvisations
Here's an excerpt from the liner notes: 

"In the past two years I spent a lot of time in a large bog behind my parents’ home in the Hudson   Valley. I also spent a significant portion of my childhood there - running around, hopping between   small tussocks and climbing the trees that grew straight out of the still water. I used to have dreams   that  the bog was two or three times as deep as it really was and extended infinitely. In these dreams I   was always paddling a canoe slowly and ducking under low hanging branches, occasionally feeling a   leaf or a soft spiderweb brush against my ear. Late last summer the bog flooded and looked quite like   my recurring dream. Not deep enough for a canoe, but all the old trails disappeared and after   a certain  point, I was the only person who wanted to go back there since getting anywhere meant   being waist  deep in icy water. It felt like a new world that I had to myself that could radically change   or disappear  entirely at any moment."

Feel free to stream on bandcamp or purchase it there and then continue to stream it on your device! Edwin Huet did the mastering so you know it sounds good (he's great).
All the songs are short and inspired by birds, wind, water - stuff like that. I hope you enjoy.