Conner Cherland

For fans of:Shakey Graves, Sufjan Stevens, Ed Sheeran, Josh Garrels, Penny & Sparrow

I wasn’t groomed for music, I played volleyball for as long as I can remember (parents met each other on the court). As a result, my story will sound pretty similar to High School Musical – the jock secretly expressing himself through music and growing more comfortable singing in front of people.

I’m obsessively interested in what makes a good song – figuring out the distance between notes that perks an ear, and finding the phrase that sticks in your brain. I care about words, particularly in a well-written song.

At the end of 2014 I made a goal to write 40 songs within 6 months. That time is gone and I’ve officially written more than 110 songs, and some of them are really bad…and you’ll probably never hear them.

But, I figured if I wrote that many, at least I’d have a couple we could all enjoy.

That brings us to right now, an exciting time where I’m going to keep writing as many songs as possible, play a lot of shows, and mostly learn. Join me!