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What’s your instrument of choice and why?
I play the guitar and I sing. I’ve been playing for two years so I mostly stick to rhythm guitar.
What are you involved with musically?
I’m in a band called Hipsturbia with four other New Paltz students, three of whom are from the same hometown as me.
Who are your biggest influences?
Modest Mouse, Built to Spill, Blink-182, Led Zeppelin, Elliott Smith and Animal Collective.
Who have you been listening to lately?
The new album “…and star power” that Foxygen just released, Mac DeMarco, “The Devil Is A Lie” by Rick Ross and I’ve been getting into some Neil Young records that my roommate has.
What’s your plan for the future?
Playing enough shows to scrounge up the money to record an album with Hipsturbia, to keep writing songs because it’s such a great creative outlet and to eventually be shot out of a cannon into the most epic crowdsurf of all time at my sold-out Madison Square Garden reunion tour show.
Any advice for aspiring musicians?
Keep on making what you think sounds good and never stop improving and expanding your music.
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