20. A friend in college needed money, so I bought his Alvarez. It’s still my primary song-writing instrument.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
Shoot… Officially- a Brad Paisley show. In Savannah. Carrie Underwood opened for him. A boyfriend at the time. Many years ago, I cannot recall. My guess is 2006. The energy from the massive audience was tangible. I was wayyyy at the top, back and it was intense.
What gear do you use?
Alvarez. Squier. Uhm… the Alvarez
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Michael Jackson, Titas, Paralamas do Sucesso, Marisa Monte, Daniella Mercury.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Cinch & The Aftermath. Friends and friends of friends. Yes
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Pixinguinha. Beautiful feel for music & more soul than I can even handle
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
A few hundred people in Lawrenceville, GA. Smallest, 2. Memorable was my band’s first show in a bar off Amsterdam Walk.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
Arrrg. Only one…? Man… “Dangerous” by MJ. I remember the exact moment. I was probably 8-9. In Rio, while dusting my mom’s armoire & daydreaming, flipped thru records (Madonna, Carly Simon, Beatles, etc), got to the CDs… After staring at the cover, I listened to “Black or White” and I couldn’t believe what I had just heard! (ps. I didn’t even speak english.)