Can you take us back to the very beginning of your music journey? What sparked your interest in music?
As the youngest sibling of a very musical family, some of my earliest memories are of sitting in the basement of our home in rural Maryland, an hour outside of DC, watching my brothers’ band practice. Those moments first drew me to the guitar and drums, and later other instruments like the piano, bass, and tenor saxophone. By eight years old, I was releasing music on MySpace.
As a teen, I played with Nashville-based New Orleans-style “jazz punk” band The Willies and later fronted Baltimore garage-rock group STRANGER before starting the Jeff Draco project.