the struggle as a musician

In 2010, I quit my job, emptied my bank account, bought a Box Truck and a Piano, and hit the road in pursuit of a new life.

I was tired of living my life as a cog and feeling trapped by routine.

I was tired of working towards someone elses dream rather than my own.

I knew that if I really wanted to create the life of my passions I had to make sacrifices and go ALL IN.

My dream is to make a full time living traveling the world and making music.

The idea was to figure out a way to be 100% sustainable through my music and I paid for food and gas by playing piano on the streets of different cities.

It was incredibly difficult but I had unforgettable experiences and met so many people.

I spent months living out of a box truck, filming my journey with hopes of creating a web series that documented the people I met and the amazing experiences.

What has really kept me strong throughout my struggle are the multitude of messages I receive every week from people who have been inspired by my journey.

Some people have even told me that they quit their jobs because of how inspired they were. Link: Here is the Greatest Fan mail I've ever received.

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Because of my journey we have been on TV's in more than 20 countries around the world, Traveled more than 50,000 miles in 200 cities and 9 countries.

Link: Check out the Press Page

Where are we headed in 2014?

Its been 3 years since I started this project and I have had 3 different sponsors including Goodyear Latin America. In July 2013 I did a commercial with them and have become the poster boy for their marketing campaign.

Since 2010, I have been doing EVERYTHING myself. From filming, driving, playing piano, video editing, meeting people, web design, blogging, social networking...

Now I hire people from all around the world to help me manage my social networking, web site, videos, and daily working.

  • The major goal this year is produce the Epic Web series that I had intended to produce 2 years ago using the footage I have.
  • I have been approached by 3 different literary agents to write a book. I am looking to write a book for people in their late teens and early 20's who are about to enter the real world and face the same challenges I faced.
  • Record an album with my trio. We take songs that people know and play them in various styles and challenge our audience.
  • We are also planning to do live shows. We hope to build our reputation to be able to have a touring show and perform in cities around the world.
  • I am going to build my brand to where I can go to universities and speak about my experiences to students looking to follow their own dreams.