What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today? Amber: I’ve never not had music as a coping mechanism. There are pictures of me as a toddler with a guitar slung over my tiny little legs, running my fingers over the strings and humming before I could actually speak. I quickly learned that music was the best tool I had to deal with my turbulent home environment. I began to write songs mostly as calls for help or love from the adults around me. It was a way of expressing emotions that were passed my comprehension at that age. So I taught my self the alphabet in order to write my songs down, and became obsessed with vocabulary and dictionaries. Music carried me and protected me through seasons of my life that were filled when neglect, assault and domestic violence. I started to understand that some of the songs I was writing were bigger than me, as they began to bring the adults around me to tears. I began to understand the power of lyrics, and the connection of pain. I could write a song about my father, that would bring a grown woman closure about her father. I felt that feeling for the first time in 2nd grade and unknowingly decided then that I would commit my whole life to it. I am still in constant pursuit of reaching into my soul with bare hands, to heal and understand my life…. knowing it will connect to at least one lonely soul on this planet who’s in search of the same thing….. to reach those feelings that can’t be put to words.