Featured Rock the Vote Artist
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Tell us about your first concert experience:
I can't really remember it because I was so young. I began playing cello when I was five. It must have been someone in New York at a cello recital. Pretty rock n roll!
If you couldn't be a musician, what would you be doing instead?
My second passion is film so probably something in that industry. I dabbled with the idea of studying film in college instead of music.
If you could collaborate with one artist, living or dead, who would it be and why?
Frank Zappa. He is a huge inspiration. He thought outside the box and always had great social commentary as well as humor involved in his music. Also he is one of my favorite guitarists.
If you became President, what is the first action you would take?
Hard to say. Probably figure out a way to unite the parties more. We need to be one nation in order to get this economy turned around.
What social cause is closest to your heart?
Civil Rights. Not just in the US but Worldwide.
What does the right to vote mean to you?
It's an amazing thing! I worked for the Obama campaign in 2008. That is where I really saw the power of every individual vote.
What bands or artists did you listen to when you were in high school? And which bands or artists influenced your style the most?
Prince and Sly and The Family Stone were favorites in high school. I still draw a lot from them. They are giants.
What activity or group were you involved with in high school that might surprise people today?
I was first cellist in my schools orchestra. It was a lot of fun and I miss playing in an orchestra.
What's the biggest obstacle that you had to overcome in high school? (could be personal or academic)
Do you do any volunteer or community work when you're not on tour?
As I mentioned I volunteered for the first Obama campaign. I will definitely be involved in the 2012 campaign.
What change would you like to see in our society in the next year?
I would like to see more economic stimulus.