“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms...”
Henry David Thoreau
In the summer of 2013 I gathered all that I owned, packed it into my old van, and set out to change existence. I crossed the country back and forth, and repeatedly ended up in a little cabin nestled in the woods by a lake. Here, I first let go of the busyness that makes up our every day lives. Here, I saw for the first time a mirror cleared of it's fog.
I made music that expressed anger, passion, hurt, and love. Just over a year ago I finished my third album in the same little cabin. And something indeed had happened in those three pieces. Existence had changed.
This is the conclusion of this chapter of life. I will continue to make music, but this will be the last time I record under this name. It is time for me to leave Guthrie Lake, in all her serenity, and take on the next chapter whole heartedly.