Musician Of The Week

Major: Fourth
Hometown: Creative Writing

What’s your instrument of choice and why?

Guitar because I’ve been playing it the longest. I also play banjo and mandolin.

What are you involved with musically?

I’m in a band with my friend called “Grampfather.” I was also in a band called “Cat People.” I also made my own instrumental music for a while before I was involved with the bands.

Who are your biggest influences?

Broken Social Scene, Modest Mouse, Wavves, Fleet Foxes, The Dodos and Cold War Kids.

Who have you been listening to lately?

The Delfonics, The Dodos, Nina Simone and The Black Keys.

What’s your plan for the future?

I plan to do something in the publishing or editing field. I hope to get some of my poems and short stories published. I also plan on recording some songs and making a new CD soon.

Any advice for aspiring musicians?

Be completely sure that you want to do it because it’s a very competitive field. I like to keep my music on the side so it doesn’t seem like work, but more like an escape for me.