I realized today just how long it's been since I posted any sort of official update. Folks have been reaching out to ask about new shows, and I thought now would be a good time to share where I am, and where I'm headed.
I've spent the last ten years of my life on tour. It's been an incredible journey, meeting fans and friends and being able to share my music on all corners of the planet, and one that I'm grateful for. Around this time last year, I realized I was feeling complacent. My drive to promote shows and write new music had dwindled, and instead, I was curious about pursuing other interests. Namely, writing.
After "Hungry Ghost" released worldwide, I decided to apply to a few colleges in the New York area. I dropped out ten years ago, and thought now I'd grown up and changed enough to finally be able to appreciate what an education might do. I took a few writing workshops at Hunter, and absolutely fell in love with the process.
This summer I was amazed to find out I'd been offered a scholarship to the Riggio Honors Program for Writing & Democracy at The New School. I accepted it, and wholeheartedly, I can say it's one of the best things I've done for myself in a long time.
I play to write non-fiction, and in the meantime, I'm still studying and creating music. Shows will be less frequent than they were in the past, but they will come. My heart is still in storytelling, and songwriting is where I learned it first.
I hope to continue posting my essays here, and through the newsletter (if you haven't already, sign up at the top of this page). There should be a major overhaul of the website coming soon. As always, thank you for all your support and encouragement. I know how lucky I am to be in this position at all, and if you're reading this now, there's a good chance you've played some part it in.
Sending lots of love,