I began my journey in music as a seven-year-old second grader begging my non-musical parents to let me start taking piano lessons. After promising over and over to practice, and getting special permission to use the piano in the music room before school, the lessons began - and so did my passion for music. My piano teacher, Mrs. T.K. Goforth, considered me a natural musician, and believed that I truly felt the music I was playing. As I progressed, Mrs. Goforth encouraged me to try writing my own music. The song that resulted from this assignment, "Where Am I Here," was performed publicly for the first time at the Beckendorff Junior High pop show and received an overwhelmingly positive response. This same song actually appears as one of the songs on my debut EP, Fourteen. The acoustic guitar was added to my repertoire in the summer of 2014, and it is my new love and source for many of my newest songs, along with the addition of a looping pedal.
I am inspired by so many different musicians and songwriters, from Ed Sheeran and Sara Bareilles to The Script, Michael Bublé, and an array of country artists (I am from Texas, after all). I seem to find something different and interesting in everything I listen to, and I try to incorporate those things into my own songwriting. I am a lover of lyrics as well. The pictures that lyrics are able to create are invaluable to those hearing the song and experiencing the song's emotions.
I am currently pursuing my professional goals by playing at local venues to promote my music, connect with and learn from other musicians, and learn about my audience. I would love to see you come out to a show!
What people say about me
"Great voice, great rhythm, great crowd participation, great music (your original song was amazing). Creativity was out of this world! You created a loop onstage, and that's KILLER! I believe in your talent and artistry 100%!"Professional performance review #1, House of Blues Bringin' Down the House
"The looping onstage was insane! In a great way. Good performance!"professional performance review #2, House of Blues Bringin' Down the House
"She's a chick Ed Sheeran. You're a bad ass, and I always tell people 'show your bad ass-ness.' I really dug it, that was awesome, I enjoyed it. (in reference to "Feel My Pain")"Rick Barker, former artist mgr to Taylor Swift - Springboard South Young Artist Panel
"I think you have a great song here. You will open doors for yourself. People who are famous today are famous because they had a great song. One great song opened the door for them. I think that song you have is bad ass. I think it's great. (In reference to "Feel My Pain")"Tracy Matthews, CEO, The ME Company, LLC - Springboard South Young Artist Panel
"...she's kicking down the door to the music industry."Landan Kuhlmann - Katy Rancher
Mrs. Tammy (T.K.) Goforth - my piano teacher, vocal coach, professional photographer, and BEST cheerleader EVER! Thank you for your unwavering faith in me.
Sara Stearman - my guitar teacher, songwriting critic, and musical confidante. Thank you for showing me the ropes.
Michael Mikulka and Lucky Run Studio - thank you for giving me a studio that feels like my second home.
Dianne Blair and Lehigh Valley Website Design - thank you for the love, guidance and professionalism in getting me on the web. BRAVO!
Rick Horner - thank you for boosting my confidence and letting me be a special guest during your set!
The Cellar Door - thank you for supporting local musicians by opening your mic each Monday!
JP Hops House - thank you for making me part of your musical family each Sunday!
Van Buchanan - Thank you for putting up with me being "high maintenance" and needing a keyboard at open mic!
Braman Winery - Thank you letting local musicians share their work!
Sean Heyl - thank you for all of your kindness and confidence!
Barron Studios - Thank you for your professionalism and high quality work!
TK Goforth Photography
Lee McFarlain and On Your Toes Photography for the action photos!
House of Blues Music Forward Foundation - Thank you for supporting young talent across the country and providing such unique opportunities that cannot be gotten anywhere else.
Houston House of Blues and Uriel Rios - Thank you for supporting local musicians through open mic.
Steve Odom - thank you for the awesome backstage and action shots from Bringin' Down the House!
Paige Lewis - thank you for your mentorship and belief in my music!