Unseen...he tried to hide
Unheard...he became quiet
Feeling too much...he looked for ways to escape
At an early age, Travis Ekodol learned that it wasn’t safe to be himself and then spent many years trying to run from his true nature. Feeling lost in a world that didn’t understand him, he often spent time alone and in introspection. At 17 years old, he was introduced to Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix and was for the first time able to connect with something in a way that felt authentic and true.
“I am fascinated by what it means to be human. It is beautiful and brutal all at the same time. Sound is a gateway to the full spectrum of emotions that we can experience. A note can make you feel something real and raw. If I am doing anything right, my hope is that my music resonates with the truth inside of us all.”
With a unique ability to hear subtle nuances and teaching himself mostly by ear, Travis has spent the last few decades experimenting with sound, alternate tunings and stretching himself creatively while bending all of the rules.
His recent single, “Good Reason”, was produced by J.R. Richards, the original lead singer and songwriter for Dishwalla, and he continues to collaborate and write for other artists as well as working on his debut album.