Something Collective’s EP has been released today on iTunes and on our bandcamp site. Give a listen and get some more good music in your life.
Hometown: Sand Diego, Ca
Self-Titled Album (2011)
“I was born November 11th 1988 in San Diego California. Growing up next to the ocean and having parents that loved music inspired me to create a lifestyle that reflected my upbringing. When I was around fourteen my dad passed off his acoustic guitar to me and from that point I knew what I wanted to do with my time. I grew up watching him play at church and owe most of my inspiration to create genuine music from him.
Most of my musical inspiration comes from musicians like Bob Dylan, and Paul Simon. I remember seeing Ziggy Marley at the Del Mar fair grounds and enjoying the vibe so much that reggae became almost an obsession for myself. I liked the idea of a spiritual music that addressed social issues and I was able to relate to Reggae music as an individual. One of the most inspirational artist that I feel reflects true creativity and honesty in music in Mason Jennings. If Bob Dylan had Woodie Guthry to thank, I have Mason….
I moved to Santa Cruz California with 40 dollars in my wallet when I was twenty. In Santa Cruz I played music for a year and a half with my former band “Old Harbor Bay”. We had small success yet I grew into my own while living in the mountains of Bonny Doon. After Old Harbor Bay split up most of the members and friends decided to move back to San Diego. I stayed in Santa Cruz after forming Easy Mash.
Our keyboard player Kelsey introduced me to my producer and good friend Erik Lehmer. We were able to record some music with him and I really liked how we worked as a team sharing similar ideas for sound and style. I spent about five months working on my own self titled album and I’m very happy to finally share my music with an audience. I really wanted to create a simple album with songs that tell stories and stir up those sometimes unwanted emotions. With the help of Erik and Rest Easy Records I’ve been able to kick start my dream and continue to grow as an artist. I hope you enjoy the music.”