Derek is an amazing emerging artist who in his 17 short years of life has experienced many trials and tribulations in his life. From experiencing the loss of a newborn sibling, to a family member who was wrongfully convicted of a serious crime to the loss of a grandparent at a young age. Derek just picked up a guitar and began playing one day. Musical talent runs in his blood, and his unique experiences give his musical talents a sense of deliberate purpose as he communicates that he understands what the listener feels. His music is filled with empathy and we believe that you will find it truly moving.