vagrant moon's passion for music began long before he ever had a "real" instrument. In the first grade, he memorized the entire lyrics to Bon Jovi's hit "I'll Be There For You" to woo women (well, really just first-grade girls) as they waited in the cafeteria before school for the bell to ring.
As a child of the '80s, this Louisville, Ky., native was also influenced by music videos on MTV. The authentic and raw tones of bands like Guns 'N Roses grabbed his attention. He used to dress up in a Karate suit, complete with sun glasses and a head band, and pretend he was a rock star as he'd strum a piece of wood carved out to look like an electric guitar as he watched MTV.
He didn't receive a real guitar until the summer before high school, but until then, vagrant moon would make home-style guitars out of rubber bands and "Constructs" toys.
In college, vagrant moon began to embrace the softer side of rock n’ roll: folk-based tunes. Much of his own music is shaped by the lyric-driven styles of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Bill Mallonee and Bruce Cockburn, to name a few. However, he is also influenced by heavy metal, industrial, ambient, and hip hop.
vagrant moon has recorded and produced two modern folk albums, ReBoRn (2003) and Bruises Become Bronze (2011); one hip hop/spoken word album, The Synoptic (2020); three EPs, Way Too Long (2013), The Sunset Tapes (2019) and The Red, White and Blue Myth (2020); and one single, El Rahib (2019).
Having become intrigued by the entire music making process over the last several years, especially with the aspects of engineering and producing, vagrant moon now mostly writes music so that he can record it. Writing then becomes the means to the end, which is recording and producing.