Derek Sallmann is a 23 year old singer/songwriter based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was born in Waukesha, WI (Les Paul's birth place) and didn't start playing guitar until the age of 13. He began publicly performing in 2013, and since then, has played over 400 shows, including Milwaukee's Summerfest. His melodies are simple and infectious, with a mix of pop and folk influences. He is a Wisconsin Lutheran College graduate and was a biology major in college. He hopes to be able to combine his love of music to help promote habitat conservation for endangered species and animal rehabilitation.