Recently I was asked to contribute an article about my experiences as a Deaf individual working in the music industry. As I continue freelancing and navigating jobs in this competitive and ever-changing industry, I decided to gear my post towards other D/Hoh individuals trying to make it in “hearing industries” and share some advice. The article got a great response throughout the UK and here in the US.
Click here to give it a read and let me know your thoughts!!
The Deaf and Loud Spring ’15 Tour has officially wrapped. Another amazing journey with band and crew – after warming up with a few shows around Michigan, we hit the road for three weeks starting with a show at Mt. Aloysius College in PA, and a D-PAN ASL Music Video workshop in Delaware, continuing on to shows in South Carolina, St. Augustine, and Tampa Fl, Corpus Christi, Austin, and Houston TX, stops in Memphis to visit Graceland and Sun Studios, and wrapping with shows in Louisville and lastly Mississippi, it was one for the books.
A special THANK YOU to everyone that came out to show their support and rock out with us. It was AWESOME to have Robbie Wilde, a Deaf DJ from New Jersey join us. Thanks to Sean Forbes for once again bringing me along on tour. I couldn’t be more honored to share the stage with Sean, Robbie, and Jake Bass.
To be able to tour, play music with friends, meet friends old and new, inspire people, and make a living doing this as a Deaf individual is something I’ve worked extremely hard for, and I’m forever grateful for all the kind words and support. Sean and I have been touring together for 8 years, and it’s amazes me that we can continue doing this and make these shows bigger and better everytime we go back to a town.
Deaf and Loud, Band and Crew
Central Michigan University
My gear for the tour
South Carolina School for the Deaf
Band and Crew pre-show hangs in St. Augustine Fl.
Deaf and Loud, band and crew
St. Augustine, Florida
Reverse Crowd shot in St. Augustine
University of South Florida, Tampa
Rest Stop hangs in Texas
Corpus Christi, TX
“Can’t Take Away The Good Times” in Austin, TX
Deaf actor, Russell Harvard in Austin, TX
The band spent a day off in Mempis, TN at Elvis’ Graceland.
My Elvis Pose
Swung by Sun Studios after visiting Graceland
This mic was used by Sun Studio Legends such as Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, B.B. King, Muddy Waters and so many more!
Rocking the stage in Biloxi, MS
Biloxi, MS with DJ Nicar, Rosa Lee and Wawa
This guitar was part of a free giveaway raffle sponsored by RIT