I've been playing live music and writing songs for over 25 years now-- starting with my first gig in St. Louis at the age of 15. I’ve lived in St, Louis, Seattle, Portland Oregon, St. Louis, Boston and Vermont. I currently live in Boise, Idaho with my wife and three kids and I play in a band called Curtis/Sutton & the Scavengers. Curtis/Sutton and the Scavengers have opened for such acts as: Hillfolk Noir, The Mastersons, DBUK, Pastor Pat White, Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats, Eilen Jewell, Jeff Crosby, The Country Lips, Bart Budwig--and several other artists in and around the Pacific Northwest. As a solo performer, I’ve opened for: Merl Saunders, Leftover Salmon, John Cruz, Hillfolk Noir, Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers and many other acts I can't remember off the top of my head. I was also featured as a solo performer on Garrison Keillor’s, A Prairie Home Companion, in October of 2006. I consider myself a songwriter first and foremost but I also, paint and write poetry and short stories. I studied creative writing at Boise State University and graduated with a B.A. in English (creative writing) in May of 2018. I gather inspiration for my songs from films, poems, visual art, fishing, nature, music and my awesome and inspirational family.