"I've been battling depression for as long as I can remember at this point. After graduating high school, I took on the responsibility of taking care of my mom who was in the late stages of Alzheimer's. I had to feed, bathe, and even change her diapers. I couldn’t even communicate with her as English wasn’t her first language. She passed away in 2012 at just 59 years old.
I fell into a deep slump right after and didn't want to be around anything or anyone. I was bitter. I was angry, and I honestly didn't want to be alive anymore. Shortly after that, I got my first offer to guitar tech on tour. I quit my obligations at home and flew out with one thing on my mind: becoming the best person and musician I can be and the human my mom would -want- me to be.
Music is really the most powerful thing I've ever encountered. Relationships fail, friends come and go, and people die. But music will ALWAYS be there for you. It’s constant and it never has an expiration date. If you're having a bad day, pick up some headphones and put down whatever is troubling you."