Super excited to share that I made the UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association news!!! My story has been featured as part of a series called “There’s an Ag for That,” dedicated to the impact UC Davis alumni are making in our world. Topics covered in this story include balancing music with engineering to make the best of both worlds, and giving back to the community through the power of music. Many thanks to Ashley Han for taking the time to chat and share my story with the UC Davis Alumni community.
I’m absolutely thrilled to share the release date and cover artwork for my debut full-length album! “The Creator” will be released at the end of this month on October 26, 2021, on all digital music streaming platforms and in physical CD format, and will be available for pre-order soon!
Dedicated to all the world’s “creators,” this album celebrates the creativity and intellect of both musicians and engineers, who share the gift of creating something from nothing. The follow-up to my Get Grüvy EP released last year in June 2020, this album has been nearly 7 years in the making - a total of 9 original songs (4 previously released from last year’s EP and 5 newly recorded tunes) all written during my time studying mechanical engineering at UC Davis and living in Davis, CA from 2014-2018.
Special thanks as always to the dream team for making this album possible:
Michael Peterson, Harvest Moon Studios | Studio Recordings: “Somewhere Warmer, “No Wake Zone,” “Out of Sight, Out of Mind,” “Telepathy”
Alex Anderson, Tree of Life Studio | Engineering, Mixing, and Mastering
Sean de Burca, Sean de Burca Graphic Design | Album Artwork and Design
And of course, thanks to all of you who have been a part of my musical journey - I couldn’t have made this longtime dream a reality without your continued support!
The official music video for my new single “As Far as the Eyes Can See” is now up on Candyrat Records! Many thanks to Rob and Holly Poland for featuring this video on the YouTube channel that inspired me to play modern fingerstyle guitar 10 years ago, and to Alex Anderson at Tree of Life Studio for an amazing mixing/mastering job and bringing this track to life. I wrote this song back in the summer of 2015 - not much of a backstory behind the song in particular - at the time, the title simply had a nice ring to it. Little did I know I’d find myself in San Diego 6 years later, creating a video with my dad that would capture the essence of the song so perfectly 🌊☀️
“As Far as the Eyes Can See” is the lead single off my upcoming debut album, “The Creator,” scheduled to release this fall.
Honored to be G7th Capo's Artist of the week! I've used G7th Capos since 2015, and the Performance 3 is my personal favorite of the lineup so far. It truly lives up to its name, providing a buzz-free and in-tune playing experience across all my acoustic and electric guitars, all while maintaining the classic G7th look that makes it widely recognized around the world. Later this month, I will be doing an IG Live interview with Artist Relations Rep Tommy Loose on G7th’s Instagram page Sunday, 5/23 at 1pm PST / 9pm BST. It's a dream come true to be a part of the G7th family!
I am thrilled to announce Candyrat Records has released the music video for my fingerstyle arrangement of the 80s hit, “Take Me Home Tonight” by Eddie Money. I first discovered Candyrat Records when I was in high school back in the summer of 2011 - it was the turning point that led me down the path of pursuing modern fingerstyle guitar performance and composition. It’s surreal to see everything come full circle 10 years later in 2021. A longtime fingerstyle fan-girl’s dream come true! Many thanks to Rob and Holly Poland for having me as a guest artist on this legendary channel/record label, and shoutout to Alex Anderson as always for an excellent mixing/mastering job on this track. And last but not least, I couldn’t have done it without the support of my friends and family!
Available now on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming platforms.
Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Alex Anderson at Tree of Life Studio.
Video by soulfunksoulgood®. Opening scene filmed at Armadillo Music in Davis, CA. Shot entirely on iPhone 12 Pro Max.