Most people know me as a singer-songwriter, but my first love is storytelling. Long before I ever learned to sing and set words to music, I started writing short stories on an old typewriter my father bought me when I was six years old. From the beginning, I drew inspiration from real life - personal experiences of heartbreak and redemption that led me to the page over and over again. When I took a brief year-and-a-half hiatus from touring a few years ago, I rediscovered my love for creative writing once again while attending graduate school at Sewanee School of Letters. It was during that time that I came up with the idea to marry my songwriting and storytelling voices in an original web series called "Story & Song."
Originally a website exclusive, I am opening up a few pieces from this first season of "Story & Song" so fans of my music can see what else I enjoy working on. On these pages, I share never-before-released songs, acoustic recordings of album cuts, and the stories behind the music, both narrated and written. I love this project because it allows me to connect with people on a deeper level and to engage in one of my other favorite pastimes - filmaking! I am planning to create more of these pieces in the coming months as I continue to explore all the facets creativity.
I hope you enjoy!