Ephraim McFarland was born and raised in O’Fallon, Missouri, where he went to private Christian school and discovered his affinity for music in the band program there. He taught himself guitar beginning in the fifth grade by watching youtube videos and googling chord charts. After seeing his potential, his parents sent him to lessons in middle school, learning key elements of music theory and blues progressions from Dennis Yancy, an accomplished blues guitarist and family/church friend. Ephraim went on to join his high school’s jazz band, playing jazz guitar for four years before switching to trombone as a primary instrument.
In high school, many new musical artists were introduced to Ephraim, influencing his taste and style. Indie artists such as Bon Iver, S. Carey, and From Indian Lakes (as well as an introduction to jazz, world, and R&B music) planted new concepts into Ephraim’s understanding of musical expression.
Ephraim plans to write and release music consistently during his college career at Evangel University as a Music Education major. He hopes to always relay thought-provoking and relatable concepts through a medium of enjoyable and original music, as well as reflect the creative nature of God that was graciously gifted to us.