Fall 2012 I received a call from NBC’s the Voice who requested a private audition. Although I was skeptical about doing a reality television show, I phoned my mother whose pointed question of “what do I have to lose” prompted me to accept their invitation. Months of call backs resulted in my Blind Audition for Season Five. The opportunity to perform in front of some of the biggest artists and entertainers was life-changing! The Killer’s “All these Things I’ve done” was a tune I’d been performing for years and inspired Adam Levine and CeeLo Green to turn their chairs and I was propelled into the limelight. While I was deployed, his first record “Songs About Jane” came out and those lyrics took my mind off of what was going on around me. I thought I would choose Team Adam, however CeeLo’s insights regarding the quality of my voice and artistic influences he recognized made me choose him. Although I did not select the musical performances nor able to choose the songs, I advanced all the way to the Top Twelve, which meant performing live on television. The ride was amazing and the morning after my elimination from the show, I was flown to New York to interview on the Today Show and driven in a limousine to sign the famous MTV news wall. It was a time I’ll always remember and be proud of.
I came back to Austin and wanted to begin writing the album I have always wanted to make. I’ve written many new songs and have a clear direction as to the sound I’m looking for. I successfully funded a Kickstarter for the album and am in the process of recording it. During South by Southwest I was nominated for nine Austin Music Awards winning three: Folk Band of the Year, Song of the Year and Male Vocalist of the year. I am very proud that my 1st EP allowed me to be honored at this event that I greatly respect. I spent the Summer playing a series of tours for the Hard Rock Hotels in the Mexican Riviera and toured the country. I am home now and anxious to get into the recording studio.