"Music defines me. I was exposed to it at a really young age. My dad had a cover band - you know, one of those dad bands that play awesome covers. They practiced in our basement. I'd be running around, dancing to their band practices in my diaper.
I taught myself how to play drums by listening to Sheryl Crow, and had a band all throughout high school and college. I went to college in Nashville, specifically to study music. I guess music is just this thing that's been ever-present in my life. I have certain records and songs that are tentpoles in my life - you can look at my record collection and get a sense of who I am as a person. That's unique. There aren't other art forms that you can really do that with.
I've always been passionate about pursuing music, one way or another."
What I Love Most about Denver
"I came out here from Chicago, where there's a churn-and-burn lifestyle. You work hard during the day, go to the bar and night, and then repeat it all over again. We came to Denver to grow Vinyl Me, Please. The weather here is amazing, and the lifestyle - the work life balance - is perfect. You work for most of the day, and at night you can go home for a bike ride or a run, or to a brewery with friends. Then on weekends, you're doing things outside. It's a really healthy lifestyle, and such a nice change from Chicago."
"Topo Designs has mastered the mountain vibe, mixed with the casualness of Denver. They're a company we look up to a lot, as a representation of the area and the people that make-up this city."
My Local Listen
"Tennis is an awesome band out of Denver. Their latest record ‘Yours Conditionally’ is an amazing. They put it out themselves. They encapsulates what Denver and Colorado stands for from a music perspective."