"happy holidays everyone. i've had a great summer and autumn. got to see mike viola playing with ryan adams on tour a few weeks ago. he's an amazing band member, singer, and guitarist. total pro.
here's a new song i've been…"
Thanks so much! I am out in the world singing this to new ears as often as I can. Just got back from a trip to Ohio and Michigan to play some gigs. Georgia next month. I'm thinking of recording this song soon. Any ideas? Keep it…"
"This summer has been great so far! Been writing a lot of music and am working on my second novel. Now i gotta learn about getting a literart agent...lol.
Recently i was asked to open for the infamous stringdusters in Asbury park at the stone pony!…"
"That's really awesome! How do you like it? Do you think it's worth all the money? I'm still kind of trying to figure out how to navigate this whole site, but sometime soon I'll try and update/personalize my profile with more…"
"Sailor And The Sea
Well, thanks, everyone, for your feedback and helping me grow as a songwriter. When I first started submitting, I didn't know if I'd keep up with it, or have the time to. But it's become a part of my week now and…"
"Hey Joseph! I see you go to NYU! I'm a high school senior and NYU was where I was DYING to go, but even with the scholarship NYU gave me it was just too expensive...so I decided to go to JMU next year. But anyway, I listened to a couple of your…"
"Very head turning and important topic. I can tell you feel strong about this topic and its great to sing about important issues. I agree with mike OK the didactic element of the chorus. We want to show people and make them realize what the chorus is…"
"Becca Kling - this was a very interesting song. The chord progression reminded me of Nirvana's (since its not a straight I-V-vi-IV). Id love to hear this with a rocking rhythm section behind it. I really liked the line "bunch if secrets in…"
These titles are great. Their flavors fit together so well I encourage you to try to write a song to each title. Write this album. Seems like a country album balancing fun and serious songs. I've done such an exercise before and…"
Composing / Arranging, Ethnomusicology, Film Scoring / Soundtracks, Multimedia Projects, Music History, Songwriting / Writing Lyrics
My musical instrument(s):
Accordion, Banjo, Drum Set, Electric Bass, Guitar, Piano / keyboard, Trombone, Voice
My other musical interests, styles, and instruments are:
Grew up on funk and soul, thanks to my dad. Grew up wiht punk, emo, and folk rock, but grooved to rap and pop as well. Now I'm genuinely interested in the history of music around the world and teaching the history of American music to the world's children.
My favorite artists, influences, and inspirations are:
Ryan Adams, James Brown, Tom Waits, Mississippi John Hurt, Beatles, Velvet Underground, Miles Davis, David Lynch, Plath, Joyce, the way it feels when your arm hair barely touches your crush's arm hair, traveling in a van with instruments.
More about me:
I've been trying to write songs since I was a 3 year old. I'm older now, but I'm still trying. I'm never going to give up on music-- it never gave up on me.
That's really awesome! How do you like it? Do you think it's worth all the money? I'm still kind of trying to figure out how to navigate this whole site, but sometime soon I'll try and update/personalize my profile with more songs.
Hey Joseph! I see you go to NYU! I'm a high school senior and NYU was where I was DYING to go, but even with the scholarship NYU gave me it was just too expensive...so I decided to go to JMU next year. But anyway, I listened to a couple of your songs for the songwriting challenges, and I love your sound! What are you studying at NYU?