On August 21, 2013 I lost my lover of 4 and a half years, best friend, and fellow bandmate and musical collaborator, Ben Lewis, to a fatal fall on the Appalachian Trial in Massachusetts. Many of the songs I have written before he passed embodied our love and time together and I am thankful that I now have permanent record of it to share with friends and strangers alike.
My mission from this day forth is to keep his life and music alive through using my own songwriting and expression, collaborating with Ben's bandmates from other projects, and allowing the world discover how tender and inspirational his life and being was and is.
There are hardly words to describe the pain, the longing, the upset, the inspiration and beauty his unfortunate passing has instilled in me, our friends and family. I will strive to to honor Ben in the only way I think feels right. To sing with love in my heart, and make notes come together in celebration and remembrance.
I love you.