I am a Country and Bluegrass Singer/Songwriter, environmentalist, and farmer from Honokaa, Hawaii. Writing songs is one of my favorite things in the world, and I've been inspired by the best...Alison Krauss & Union Station, Joan Baez, Jerry Douglas, Mumford & Sons, Kathy Mattea, Brandi Carlile, Patty Loveless, Laura Marling, and Brandy Clark to name a few. I am currently working hard to create new music, and a career around it, and it's shaping up to be one of the best adventures I could imagine.
Growing up on a sustainable farm made me an environmentalist early on. From that point I started writing songs about everything I found important as a kid. I started playing guitar and writing songs at age 11, when my sister taught me some chords. I have performed live for several years, first at open mike nights, then at farmer's markets and local restaurants/venues, gathering experience and learning a lot. I recorded a rough demo CD when I was 16, off of which one song placed as a finalist in a Hawaii songwriting contest. My niece and best friend Meadow has been playing banjo for the last few years, and we are in the process of "getting our shit together"...learning tons of songs together, writing, recording, performing, making jokes, and getting excited about making music together for the rest of our lives!
I am working on new music constantly and am wrapping up a project right now, so stay connected to hear more. I certainly love to collaborate and hear from musicians and fellow music lovers, so join the mailing list, or contact me here or on social media. Thanks for visiting and I can't wait to hear from you!