My musical journey began on the streets of Blacksburg, VA at the start of my senior year at Virginia Tech. I would set up with my acoustic guitar and 5W battery powered amplifer and play for an hour or so about once a month. Good size crowds would gather around and tip me as I played. It was awesome to see that people were interested in what I was creating. My spot in front of Moes at the corner of College Avenue will always be a special place to me.
My early street performances led to me headlining a halftime show at the Virginia Tech Men's Basketball game. This was my
first live performance on any kind of stage. So cool to hear my guitar play over the loud PA System and capitvate a large audience.
Also headlined a Virginia Tech Women's basketball game in December
Watch my first ever live performance HERE
First shot at a music venue came at Jammin' Java in my hometown Vienna, VA. I was given a 20 minute set to open up for Deanna Bogart and her band.
This was my first time playing a long set list and at an event solely for music. Great time making my Vienna debut.
Checkout the playlist of my set HERE
I was given a slot to play at Virginia Tech's Relay for Life event. It was so amazing to be a part of a great cause. Very surreal experience being able to play my guitar on the famous Drillfield in front of the iconic Burruss Hall. This was the coolest stage I have played on so far. Checkout the playlist from my set HERE
Asked to perform at Blacksburg's Fork and Cork Festival. Great to be a part of the entertainment and sample wine with friends.
I got to share my guitar routine with people at the Celebrate Fairfax Fair. This was my first big event with big name bands such as Kongos and 3 Doors Down.
Opened up for Deanna Bogart for the second time in a year a Jammin' Java. Always fun to play infront of hometown family and friends. Watch the FULL performance HERE
Headlined the halftime show of a Virginia Tech Women's Basketball game. I combined the songs I play during my longer set into one 6 minute medley Watch the performance HERE
Third time at Jammin' Java. Played one long instrumental for my set time. Saw some other great bands including The Duskwhales and Wylder. Check out my performance from the night HERE
Virginia Tech's Relay for Life
Viva! Vienna! Festival. Awesome to finally play at a town festival that I have been coming to for years! Set time was 45 minutes.
Celebrate Fairfax. Played an hour set with a combination of originals and covers. Great to be back at for a second year in a row. Sound technician said I "drew in the largest crowd to the Wegman's Uncorked Stage all weekend".