Little Diamonds started playing music when he was 11 or 12-years-old. A friend of the family suggested that he go enter into a Dylan Days singer-songwriter contest in Hibbing, MN. After seeing Bob Dylan at the Northrop Auditorium on Election Day in November of 2008 (the day President Obama was elected), Little Diamonds wrote a song entitled “Song to Bob” and with it won the singer-songwriter contest. From there, he played in Bob Dylan’s childhood home, met an agent, and ended up opening for some national acts including the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Delbert McClinton, Felix Cavelierre of the Young Rascals, Denny Laine from the Moody Blues and Paul McCartney’s Wings, the Turtles, Three Dog Night, Joey Molland from Badfinger, Phil Solem of the Rembrandts, and Brewer & Shipley.
Little Diamonds is a self-taught musician, and at a young age decided to write his own lyrics and music. He plays multiple instruments, and has just released his sophomore album, New Orleans Bound. His style of music is a snowball of folk, americana, country, blues, rock, cajun, dixie-land all rolled into one, and his poetry and words come from his living in a predominantly rough neighborhood and his life experiences thus far.
His biggest influences come from Hank Thompson, Hank Snow, Babe Stovall, and The Band. His modern influences include The Avett Brothers, Brandi Carlile, Ray Lamontagne, among others.
The musical road he will travel has been said by many in the music field to be vast and long because of his writing and singing capabilities. So be looking for this young kindred soul coming to a town near you.