The Voice and The Move

Many of you know that I was invited to sing in front of the producers of The Voice down in LA. I felt extremely confident about the audition and very well prepared-And the week prior was one of the most exciting and affirming weeks of my life as a performer-playing at The Bartlett, my dream venue in Spokane, two evenings in a row. 

The audition went well, but not what we had all hoped for. The producer said he thought my sound was really cool, but that I didn't give them the performance they needed on camera. I was pretty bummed, but my wife and I came home from that week in LA with a lot of hope and affirmation. I was able to connect with some really awesome people in the industry (Thanks to my friend Ashley for linking us up!). They all gave encouraging feedback on all the things we have been doing right-and they said just to keep doing what I am doing. I am hungry and willing to put in whatever it requires to get the message out there. Thank you all so much for believing in me enough to send us down to LA. I am so amped to get the message out there. 

And finally! Natalie has been given an amazing opportunity to work for a non profit in Portland, OR. Her first day was TODAY! I am incredibly proud of her, and so inspired by her tenacity to get in with the organization that she has wanted to be with for a long time-that makes me double hungry. I will be putting my best foot forward in this area. In fact, I just played at the 1905 open mic hosted by Jacob Westfall last night! We are very sad to leave all of our amazing family and friends in Spokane, however we are excited for the adventure that awaits. The goal for next 6 months is to get you all a full EP, and to hit the road, so I hope to see you all soon. We love you. #WEAMLIAM 

 My Beautiful Wife in Venice before the Winston House. 

My Beautiful Wife in Venice before the Winston House. 

 Channeling my inner Elvis for my Audition. Thank you to our amazing cousins for letting us crash in your amazing apartment in Hollywood :)

Channeling my inner Elvis for my Audition. Thank you to our amazing cousins for letting us crash in your amazing apartment in Hollywood :)

 All of our Spokane Loves at our send off. We love you!

All of our Spokane Loves at our send off. We love you!

 One of the amazing opportunities made possible by Ashley was entrance into the Winston House. And amazing community of Singers and songwriters. I hope to perform there someday very soon!

One of the amazing opportunities made possible by Ashley was entrance into the Winston House. And amazing community of Singers and songwriters. I hope to perform there someday very soon!

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