My new album, Two Suitcases, is now available!Album | Lyrics | Purchase on Bandcamp
This whole thing started about 3 years ago. I got rid of most of my stuff, bought a van, and traveled around the world making music, meeting amazing people, and collecting memories. When I was driving or on an airplane, I would often work on lyrics and melodies, and record them on my phone when I thought they were ready. Then…I’d go back and listen to the recordings and find myself cringing, laughing when I remembered how excited I was about my lyrics when I first came up with them. It was even more fun (and if anyone else were to hear them, likely embarrassing) to listen to the mumbled recordings of melodies. To this day, I wonder how a tone-deaf cat keeps getting ahold of my phone.
I distinctly remember making a scratch recording of key sections of “Two Suitcases”. I was more excited than I’d ever been about anything I’ve created. Have you ever pulled up to a stoplight to see the person in the car next to you busting out to their favorite song, completely oblivious to the world outside their car? I’m pretty sure that’s what I would’ve looked like had you been driving next to me on the freeway somewhere between Portland and Philadelphia as I was belting the hook into my phone: “TWOOOOO SUITCASES and that rusty beat up car.” It is absolutely thrilling to listen to the recording of that song now and see how far it’s come. It’s still a bit embarrassing to listen to that old recording.
This album was wrought from an array of feelings, from fear to fascination to joy. In short, it’s been an enlightening adventure, a small piece of life captured in 10 songs. I’m thrilled to share it with you, and I hope that it inspires you to create, grow, adventure, and dance. Thank you for all your love and support. I consider myself incredibly fortunate.