There’s a Pearl Jam song called “Thumbing My Way” that contains the line “no matter how cold the winter, there’s a springtime ahead”. That particular lyric struck an immediate chord with me the first time I heard it, and for the last 16 years or so since first listening to the Binaural record, Cold the Winter has been the name I’ve used to represent the music that I write.

I write, play, and record all of the guitars, bass, and lyrics, and also program all of the drums for Cold the Winter. While I do record vocals, for Skylines and the Horizon, I borrowed the vocal talents of my good friends JD and Matt. In addition, JD wrote the drums that served as inspiration for “ALTG”, guitar that helped “Zombies” end up where it did, helped write the drums for “So Far”, and will continue to provide guidance in that area.

Therefore, the members of Cold the Winter are JD, Matt, and me.

This site serves as a space to talk about the writing and recording process of whatever project I’m working on, how a song has changed and grown over the years, for the guitars, amps, and pedals I’ve used to record my music, or whatever strikes my fancy. I may eventually document these and other thoughts via video. That being said, the opinions expressed in the lyrics of Cold the Winter and on this site in general may or may not represent JD and/or Matt.

If you have any questions, please feel free to send them along and I’ll do my best to answer them.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, the blog posts, or any time you spend here.

Be sound.

Yeah, I stole that from a Pearl Jam song too.