Atlantic City , NJ
Ever since I was little, the only place I've ever felt truly and wholly myself is behind a piano. Something strange takes place when I sit on that bench, when my fingers touch that Ivory. I become confident, fearless, and strong. I can do no wrong, and I can tell my stories, blemished and full of flaws and be happy to share the imperfections of my soul with an audience.
People say that my songs are poetry set to music, a one-woman-play and I suppose they're right. But if i had to word it myself, I'd say that my music is the real me. Stripped down. Every song is a time stamp - a record of a place, a person, maybe just a moment that changed me. It's how I deal with loss, for I have loved more fiercely than I believe many ever will and consequently, have lost just as severely. It's also how I deal with the most overwhelming positive feelings that need to be expressed; joy, gratitude, peace. Songs are how I keep those people and places real in my mind. Every time I play a song, I am transported back to the place in which I was inspired to write it.
So thank you for taking time to listen to my songs and my art. The truth is, it hasn't been easy following this road - living this life. It's all I can do to just keep going most days; to find the courage to persevere and hold tightly to my dream when everything around me is trying to rip it from my hands. Sometimes I think I've lost my sanity, but other times I think it's all the other people who live their lives without passion or dreams that are crazy. I am following this road not because I want to, but because I need to. To put it simply, music is who I am. Anything else would be a lie.
Grace and Peace,