I moved to Austin (from Washington D.C.) to be a singer/songwriter like Townes Van Zandt. I studied at UT’s School of Information and taught Audio for the Internet. After five years at UT’s business school, I’ve worked since 2011 for the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, first as Web Guy, now as Director of Communications. When I’m not working I’m hanging out with my family, making music, riding my bike, taking pictures.
I learned to sing and play at church and school. I started on my dad’s trumpet in middle school and when I got a guitar for my 16th birthday I wrote songs and played at church. At NYU I played open mics on Bleeker St. In Austin I cut my teeth at the Cactus Cafe, Ruta Maya, Cafe Mundi.
In 2008 I began playing a new kind of gig, bringing my folk music to idyllic outdoor settings, preferably in a park, by the water. In the Summer of 2014, I started holding Sunday Singalong at the park by my house.
My first album – j – came out in 2006 and my second album – FOK DUB – in 2011. I released MANTRAS on New Year’s Eve of 2019.
I love to share my enthusiasm and vision for how cheap, ubiquitous, web-based tools can empower artists, educators, and non-profits to connect with their community. I help people develop a strong web presence built on an architecture of engagement. I help organizations build identities for the networked world.
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