Y’know when you’re at a party and someone says “So, what do you do?”
I make music.
I make all kinds of music, for all kinds of reasons. And I do lots of music-related stuff: I teach songwriting, I co-host a radio show (about music), and I create music for television and film (and sometimes for commercials) but the main thing I do—the thing I care most about—is write songs for myself.
I write songs for me to sing and play. I use my songwriting as mode of self-expression, which I guess seems like an obvious thing to say but lots of songwriters put on personas or voices, write for other people, or write to have hits.
I write to be better understood, to be heard, and to make sense of the world around me.
So far, I have two solo (post-Jitters) albums to my name. I am finishing my third (electric power pop), my fourth (co-writes with an interesting list of artists), and my fifth (stripped-down acoustic trio recordings) right now with more than a dozen songs in the can, and about a dozen more ready to record. I expect to release #3 in April 2017, with #4 and #5 to follow within a year or so. (Amazing, even to me. Wish me luck!)
You might also want to check out a few of my songs here: