I’m a musician, songwriter, environmentalist, and farmer from Honoka’a, Hawai’i. Music is one of my favorite things on this earth and is to me a response and a healing power to the darkness and hate we see in this world every day. Creating music and art is how we shape society and is a very real form of activism that’s overlooked.
Years ago I was drawn to folk, bluegrass, and country, and the strong energy created from live performances that seemed to hold an entire crowd in a unique vibrational space. It’s been a longtime dream to be involved in creating that energy.
My niece and best friend Meadow shares this feeling and has been gigging and recording with me since we moved to Southern Oregon in late 2017. She learned banjo years ago and as a musician and longtime professional artist and painter, is very aesthetically oriented when it comes to visual art, music, and the way they can come together to create their own worlds.
Alison Krauss & Union Station, Joan Baez, Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling, Johnny Flynn, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Adam Lambert, Lana Del Rey, The Weeknd, and Fleet Foxes are often-cited sources of our inspiration in music and life.
We live on ‘Ohana Springs Farm in Powers, Oregon, We grow organic food with our family, and help to grow a creative safe space on the land. We see sustainablity as one of the best forms of activism there is; by living simply, we reduce the burden on earth and all who share it. In this element we’ve all been inspired by Helen and Scott Nearing, Richard Heinberg and The Farm in Tennessee. Some of my personal role models include the beautiful Peace Pilgrim and Helena Norberg-Hodge.
I’m always working on something when it comes to music, and Meadow and I love to play around Coos Bay and Bandon, Oregon. I love connecting with other musicians so come down and see us sometime, or connect with me here or on social media. I can’t wait to hear from you!