Birthplace: Elkin, NC

Photo by jake rothwell

Photo by jake rothwell

Instruments Played: Guitar/Vocals/Harmonica

Musical / Personal Influences: Ryan Adams, Tom Petty, Hiss Golden Messenger, Seth & Scott Avett, Jackson Browne, JJ Cale, Gram Parsons, Jim Croce, and so many more. 

Favorite Concert Attended: Seeing City & Colour in Raleigh at the Lincoln Theater the summer of 2012. Behind songwriting, I'm really big on instrumentation and what artist choose to use to bring out the best in their songs.  They used my favorite instruments and melted the place at all the right times.  .

Favorite Time Sawyer Moment: 2012 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion. It showed me that this is something I can do for a living.

What drives You To Play Music: Music gives you the ability to connect with everybody in some shape or form. It is such an emotionally powerful tool.  Its so honest and true.  I think we're all going through a lot of the same issues in our own ways, and writing songs lets me say what I need to say while being able to connect with people who may be feeling the same way I am.  


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