For fans of: Andy Grammer, Mat Kearney, Mike Posner

Releases:Young Broke & Fameless,” “Young Broke & Fameless 2

Take note:

  • Has collaborated with Chris Young, Kimberly Cole, and Tayyib Ali (all featured on his sophomore release, “Young Broke & Fameless 2″).
  • Won a Mastercard contest for college musicians, beating out 25,000 entries to tour with Big & Rich and Tim McGraw, and won an MTV contest to perform with The Fray. Has also shared the stage with Big Sean, Far East Movement, Girl Talk, Mike Posner, and Shwayze.
  • Counts Kanye West and The Black Eyed Peas as fans.
  • Played a weekly live mashup show on, on which he would perform freestyle jams of audience requests, that eventually grew to attract over 10,000 viewers per show.
  • Made international headlines by kidnapping Paris Hilton’s birthday cake and giving it to the homeless — a stunt that lead to Gawker naming him one of its “Most Heroic People of 2011.”
  • Has attracted approximately 600,000 downloads of his debut mixtape, “Young Broke & Fameless,” to date.
  • Launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his next release and more than doubled his goal of $10,000, raising $22,000, in just 30 days.

Listen to:

“Beautiful Lies”

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