What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music
And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
I would say primarily folk and blues, but tend to write anything and everything I feel like with varying styles. I would say my sound is a lot like Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes mixed with Jack White/White Stripes.
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
DayDreams came from the fact that I don’t dream much when I sleep, but tend to daydream plenty. Mainly after my hockey career ended just before going professional and how music out of the ashes just started taking off out of nowhere and I began seeing how much hockey led me to music. It’s something i can talk all day on, as its something that i feel is in my soul to make music and all the little things that happened along the way that only push the envelope more.
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
Conor Oberst, Bright Eyes, Elliot Smith, Jack White, New Amsterdams, Portugal. The Man, Iron & Wine, Stevie Ray Vaughn, etc.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
I am working on getting back to performing and finding a label or someone I can record and distribute music with as I have been writing a lot more lately; as well as the fact that I’ve been in and out of the game from going to rehab 3 times in 2016 and currently 18 months clean and sober. Just trying to get back on the horse.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
One of my goals is to be mentioned in the same sentence as Conor Oberst just as he was considered, 'the next Bob Dylan.' But my main goal is to be able to support myself on music alone. Nothing big, just to be able to do this as a career with no day job.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
Hey Boy, it always makes a splash and told i should write more songs like it.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus far?
Getting more exposure and recognition with something to show for it other than just being a fan of my music. Another being when I am making progress to keep that progress, but i find that will be easier now that I’m clean and sober.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
I tend to write the music first, and then after playing it over and over words begin to fall out. At that point i start hearing different sounds or instruments in my head and then work those out to give it a more complete sound.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
It honestly hasn’t done too much, but has assisted in some aspects.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
Classic Cars by Bright Eyes, but generally anything involving Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes, never gets old.
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
I was on my way to becoming a professional hockey player until a knee injury ended my career at 19.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
If you like it, someone else will like it. Genuinely write, genuinely perform, and own it.
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
The music we deem to be 'good' and what will make money; more talent oriented
How Do You Feel About Originality?
It’s the most important thing. If you don’t have your own sound, you’re only riding someone else's coattails.
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
If you are suffering from drug addiction or alcoholism, there is a way out of that life. I suffered from heroin, meth, and alcohol addiction for years and 3 stints at rehab finally gave me a way out to change my life and get back to being myself and doing what I love. You can too!
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