Wednesday, December 21, 2016

My 2nd Album was just released!

I started playing the drums once a week about 3 years ago.  I took a break from singing and playing guitar to focus on playing drums with my friends.  Don't get me wrong, I still love to sing and perform but there is now a special place in my heart for the drum kit.  

This album is a collection of the best songs I helped create with my best friend Ricky T Torrance over the past 2 years.  All music is original and all of it was created through improvisation.  I like writing songs and perfecting them through practice but I also enjoy making up songs in the moment.  I compare it to painting.  I love watercolor painting and I never paint the same picture.  I enjoy creating something new while painting.  It is very relaxing and fulfilling to put on paper what I feel deep down in my soul.  I would go crazy if I had to paint the same picture each time.  Playing music once a week with my friends fulfills me in much the same way.  The main difference is trying to get 3 or 4 people on the same page to create a song worth listening again.  

For people who have visual impairments and have concerns about being around loud music (me!), I can tell you I take keeping my hearing intact very seriously and when I am in the studio rocking out I normally wear double ear plugs (foam earplugs and ear muffs over the plugs).  

If you WANT a free copy of this album, just ask me and I'll set you up.  If you want to support Camp Abilities Olympia, please purchase the album below for $5.  All proceeds go directly to the camp! I hope you can find at least one song you like on this album or even feel inspired to create your own music! 



1 comment:

  1. Amazing post! So excited for you, to hear that you're pursuing your dreams and you don't let your adversity overcome your success. I wanted to reach out and let you know about an option that might be helpful for you. It's this assistive technology for visually impaired from OrCam. Essentially, it's
    technology for the blind visually impaired that assists with everyday tasks. From reading, to recognizing faces/brands/etc. all with the point of a finger, these low vision aids have made a world of a difference for me. Just wanted to let you know--it could be helpful for you as well! I'm so thrilled for your big adventures to come, and I'll definitely be giving this album a listen! Thanks :)