Since my earliest days in middle school classrooms, I knew with absolute certainty that I wanted to write. As a high school student, I knew that I wanted to become a journalist. And, since entering college, I’ve come to discover my love for music journalism. For me, its been a slow but inevitable progression towards purpose. As a writer, I love exploring the arts, and as a fan of music, I love exploring the vast and varied styles available.
That particular rabbit hole began around the age of six, when I first began paying attention to sounds coming from my father’s basement. I could hear the strum of a guitar in those hours, and I recall a peculiar curiosity guiding me down the steps. Later, I began to find enjoyment in my father’s music – Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Steely Dan and Deep Purple. This interest eventually coalesced into my own quest for my own music.
Now here I am, more than a decade later, with a sizable collection of LPs, an old turntable and an insatiable appetite for new, exciting art. If you’re here reading this page, you probably share that last part. By following this blog it’s my hope that you’ll dive further down this rabbit hole with me, discovering new art as we look at music from a critical eye and dig up some of the underground’s best kept secrets. Welcome to ToneScratch.