April 10, 2012

3 million is a big number. On Easter Sunday I passed 3 million views on Youtube. I still can't wrap my mind around it. I go about my everyday business (studying biology and medicine), but at the same time I am able to share my music and provide guidance through my tutorials to millions of people online. The world has become a strange place! Alright enough of my reminiscing, here's what been happening recently! My band, Sure Thing, release an EP with 4 brand new original songs [LINK]. If you like classical music, I uploaded videos of all 6 pieces which I performed in my undergraduate recital at Indiana University [LINK]. In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, I uploaded my arrangement of "Called Out in the Dark" by Snow Patrol, one of my favorite Irish bands! I also made an arrangement of "In My Life" by the Beatles. I also uploaded a new original composition, "Loose Change". This will appear on my upcoming album which I hope to release in 2013. Don't forget that I already have 2 completed albums which you can download right here on my website in the "Music" tab. If you live in Indiana or nearby, don't miss my upcoming live shows!


Saturday, April 14th, 2012 - 6pm - 7pm
@ Rockin for Riley on Kirkwood (Kirkwood Ave between Dunn and Indiana - Bloomington, IN) Live with Sure Thing! All ages, no cover.

Thursday, April 19th, 2012 - 9:30pm - 12:30am
@ Moe's Irish Pub (13193 Levinson Lane - Noblesville, IN) Live with Sure Thing! All ages, no cover.

Friday, April 20th, 2012 - 9:00pm - 12:00am
@ Detour Grille (110 W. Main St. - Carmel, IN) Live with Sure Thing! All ages, no cover.

Saturday, April 21st, 2012 - 9:30pm - 12:30am
@ Brockway Pub (12525 Old Meridian St - Carmel, IN) Live with Sure Thing! All ages, no cover.

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 - 11:30am - 2:30pm
@ Earth Day @ JCC Indy (6701 Hoover Rd. - Indianapolis, IN) Live with Sure Thing! 21+, no cover.

January 5, 2012

Happy New Year! 2012 is going to be amazing. I have lots of arrangments and originals that I can't wait to share with you guys! I just uploaded my acoustic guitar arrangement of "When I'm 64", a timeless classic by The Beatles! This arrangement is really fun to play, and is great for warming up my fingers in this cold winter weather! Just for you guys HERE'S A LINK FOR A *FREE DOWNLOAD* of my arrangement! (Click the down arrow above and to the right of the big play button.) As always, if you enjoy my videos and my free music, please consider buying my album. Thanks!

November 2, 2011

A lots been going on recently! Back in March I received an endorsement deal (a first for me!) with K&K Sound. Yesterday I was featured on their website as November 2011 Artist of the Month! I wrote a review of their Meridian Microphone, which is a clip-on mic with terrific sound quality. I especially love using it on my classical guitar. I also recently was commissioned to write a piece (another first!) for the dedication of the Cyberinfrastructure Building at Indiana University. I usually avoid using effects pedals in my acoustic compositions, but in the spirit of technology I threw caution to the wind and wrote a my first piece which utilizes a loop pedal. I'm really happy with the outcome. Here is my live performance of "Synchronicity" in front of a crowd of ~400. As usual, tabs have been delayed by graduate classes and medical school applications, but they will get done at some point and I have a lot of new music on the way! Thank you as always for listening to my music. And please don't forget to share my music with your family and friends. That's the best way to help me out as an artist. If you want to get your holiday shopping done early, consider buying my album, "Meteor Shower" while you're here!

September 1, 2011

Hey guys! I hope everyone in the northern hemisphere had a great summer. As many of you know, I am currently applying to medical school so needless to say....I've been swamped! Apologies to everyone who is waiting on tabs. However, I do have a FREE MUSIC DOWNLOAD for you guys! I have just uploaded my new composition "scEYEnce" to youtube. You can download this recording *HERE*. The download option is just above and to the right of the big orangish-red play button. Enjoy the free music, and if you like what you hear, please download one (or both!) of my albums here at my website in the "Music" tab. Catch ya later!

July 4, 2011

The 4th of July is a great time for fireworks, but you know what's better than fireworks? Meteor Showers! Speaking of Meteor Showers, my new album "Meteor Shower" has been getting great reviews. Thank you so much to everyone who has downloaded the album (available under the "Music" tab) and has given me such great feedback. You can find me featured in THE UNDERGROUND GUITARIST this summer (Thank you Mac!). In other news, my acoustic cover of Edge of Glory by Lady Gaga has been getting a lot of attention with over 10,000 views already! If you live in Indiana, check out the updated schedule of shows with my band, Sure Thing. We put on a great show!

May 5, 2011

Happy cinco de mayo! I have just released my 2nd album, "Meteor Shower". It features 10 compositions on guitar, plus 1 ukulele piece. This album is a great blend of two musical qualities which I often strive for: the "adrenaline rush" and the "nostalgia rush". Click on the link below to download the album!

Meteor Shower

March 24, 2011

Welcome to my brand new website! There are lots of cool links to check out including, photos, upcoming shows and my answers to frequently asked questions about my music and guitar in general. And if you haven't yet, please check out my 1st album, "What I Like". This site is still under construction, and this spring and summer I will be furiously writing out tabs/sheet music for my music. So stay tuned!

I am also busy recording tracks for my 2nd album, "Meteor Shower". This album will include 10 instrumental acoustic guitar tracks and a bonus ukulele instrumental track. Here's a rough draft of the line-up:

1. Meteor Shower Mvmt. 1: Meteor Shower***
2. Meteor Shower Mvmt. 2: Mirror Bridge
3. Meteor Shower Mvmt. 3: Suspension of Disbelief
4. Grand Cayman***
5. Flying Underwater***
6. Quantum Wave
7. Snowmass Mvmt 1: Sam's Knob
8. Snowmass Mvmt 2: Big Burn
9. Snowmass Mvmt 3: Alpine Springs
10. Snowmass Mvmt 4: Elk Camp
11. Before My Eyes Close***

*** Songs are already on YouTube. Check 'em out!

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