I began to sing and play traditional blues in High School with my dear friends Danny Roaman and Jonah Tolchin- both talented guitar players who at an early age had the love and desire to play and found a similar solace in the blues and old time country music. We played at coffee houses and school gatherings, I was on vocals and tenor sax and Danny and Jonah would play guitar and harmonica, there was a chemistry that still strongly resonates with us today.
I love what I do, I love the blues, Country, Soul. I love sharing my experience and love of music with people. It was at college that I really realized that music is one of the most healing gifts that we have as human beings on this beautiful earth.
I feel a strong purpose to keep this experience alive for people in my generation and the generations to come- to remember music before there were auto-tuned and synthesized vocals, beats, before you could make music with a machine– and to celebrate music and musicians that sing and play their own instruments free from modification, with poems and words that resonate from deeply within.
I hope that you enjoy Little Helen Rose: Live at the Monkey Room. We recorded live at my parent's house; one take, one experience, no overdubs, no fixes, no extra nothin'. My intent was to really dig deep and play the music how it was meant to be played—without any alterations—just raw and real.