I’m from Norfolk, NE where I got into music at a young age taking piano lessons. I picked up a guitar for the first time at the age of 13. My aunt lent me her Martin Dreadnought which I played obsessively. I soon bought my first guitar–a Fender acoustic.
At this time, my influences included artists like John Mayer, Incubus, and prog bands such as Coheed & Cambria. It wasn’t long before I started writing music. By the time college came around, I was listening to more indie and folk music such as the Fleet Foxes. This bled into my writing, and began to shape into the music that inspired me to start a folk band–The North Fork.
This group originally consisted of two friends on my dorm floor and myself. As time progressed, we added more members and changed the lineup. To no surprise, I started to delve into more music, including jam, prog rock, jazz fusion, and other 60s/70s influences. With changes in the band lineup and my own music interests, The North Fork’s music took on many sounds. I think this variety in elements of music make us unique. If you heard The North Fork 3 years ago and today you wouldn’t believe it’s the same band.
I graduated in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in music therapy, and now practice in Omaha, working with older adults and hospice patients. I am extremely grateful music is such a big part of my life, and that I can share it with others so often in two different ways!
Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster
Danelectro 12 string semi-hollow electric
Martin OM-1 with LR Baggs Lyric under the bridge microphone
Line 6 M13 multieffects/looper pedal
Dunlop 535Q Crybaby wah
Ibanez TubeScreamer mini
DigiTech Polara Reverberation
Orange Dual Terror 30 watt tube head with Orange PPC112 1×12 60 watt cabinet