What are your favorite parts about the house?
Its a creaky spot. Lots of insects get in, its not really insulated. It was built in 1950. It’s got a lot of character, I love it. Mostly, I love how close it is to the beach.
What do you do for a living?
As many things as possible.
What do you enjoy more: painting or playing music?
I enjoy them equally. I’m figuring out a way to sing and play while painting with my feet.
You seem to travel a lot on the road. What are some of your favorite destinations?
Right now these are my favorite places in no particular order:
Block Island, RI
Asbury Park, NJ
Santa Fe, NM
Let’s say you’re hitting the road for a cross-country adventure tomorrow, what’s in your travel bag?
Brushes and paint and stuff.
Those Indian food packets from Trader Joe’s.
Soap that’s fine to use in a river.
A weird cheap camera.
I’d bring that great canvas shirt that Huckberry/Taylor Stitch makes but I think I lost it somewhere in Canada the last trip.
What do you want people to know about Rhode Island?
I’d like open-minded people to know that RI has some real hidden gems and like any place, you’ve got to get out and find those things. We are within reach of a lot of great cities and it’s still a super mellow place, at least in South County and by the coast. I want more hippies, artists, musicians, and just generally curious and creative people to move here because there’s a great spot off of Rte 1A by the beach for a tiny-house/Airstream community.
What do you not want people to know about Rhode Island?
That New Englanders are still salty as hell.
Any parting thoughts?
I’m calling my solo record “Westerly” because I love it here so much.