I'm truly humbled by this honor! Big, special thank you to for making me one of their Artists to Watch in 2011! I am making every effort to live up to the hype, but I can't do it alone. If you're on board #TeamSuai, tell a friend about the music! If I'm performing in a city/venue near you, come out and see the show! The support means so much. :)

Read the full article HERE and don't forget to check out the other artists on the list!



Really excited about this new event! Myself and Shameless Plug have been working on this for a little while now to make it extra amazing. All of the information is available on the Facebook event page. I'll be performing to kick things off and hosting *whew*. Can't wait to see/hear everybody at Sound Check!


NEXT SHOW: Green Light in Ann Arbor, MI

Performing at Sava's in Ann Arbor, MI January 21st, 2011! Partying after my set to the sounds of DJ Teddy Ruck-Spin. Can't wait to see you all there! 



A couple photos from the show. Thank you Ann Arbor for being SUCH a great crowd.  

photo credit: Alma Davila-Toro

NEW GIG: Celebrity Music Editor!

Be sure to visit LivLuxMag every Tuesday for a new post from me! My first article is already up and I'm eager to hear what you all think about it. Writing from the perspective of a fan and an artist is a lot of fun for me. I really love that this is one more way for me to really connect with old and new supporters. In the words of Antoine Dodson, "I liiiive!". Thank you to publisher Donyale Walton for the opportunity! 



Happy New Year!

Thank you all for your support in 2010. It was a year of growth for me. Voluntarily leaving a major recording label and being involved with a few dirt bags really took a toll on me. I made every effort to work on my album and hold my life together, but things just got too heavy. I stopped recording and moved to Atlanta to escape everything for a little while. After returning home and spending a lot of time to myself, reflecting, the clouds slowly started to break. You were patient with me during my absences and I appreciate that!

I grew not only as a person, but also as a songwriter, vocalist and artist. The album I'm releasing is truly straight from my heart! I have fabricated nothing. I'm simply telling my unadulterated story over major and minor chords. There is enough disposable music floating through the airwaves, so I don't feel it necessary to contribute in that way. My intent is to make music that will last and most importantly, make you feel again. Contrary to what seems to be the general consensus amongst 18-30 year olds, it's okay to feel!

Now that I'm recording again, all is seemingly well. I'm so comfortable with myself and excited about where my career is headed. It's still a process though. Drudging up the difficult memories I sing about on this album to get good, honest vocal takes has proven to be a little mentally exhausting. But I'm keeping the bigger picture in mind, so it's totally worth the trouble. My goal is that this album helps someone to avoid a potentially heartbreaking situation or comfort someone who's currently 'going through'. And based on the feedback I've received from you all so far, that goal is already being met. I love it.

I really appreciate you all for your support. I'm here now, working and not stopping. Great things are in store. As I continue to grow and reach my goals this year, I pray you do the same!