Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
What’s your instrument of choice and why?
Guitar because there’s so much room for improv and my parents both played, so they taught me.
What are you involved with musically?
Sexy Pitches, open mic nights in town and singing in the shower.
Who are your biggest influences?
Judy Garland, Joni Mitchell, Janis Joplin (those three Js!) and my grandmother.
Who have you been listening to lately?
I’ve been listening to a lot of classic rock, lots of Led Zeppelin, Stevie Nicks and I’ve more recently been into The Bahamas and Elephant Revival.
What’s your plan for the future?
I’m considering music therapy and I want keep music fresh in my life so I want to do as many open mics as possible. I also hope to intern as a music therapist at a hospital after graduation.
Any advice for aspiring musicians?
Practice until you have callouses on your fingers and always be open to new music, even if it’s different from what you normally listen to.