"I have always been a songwriter. I had previously thought that it began with my guitar playing around the age of 12, but the recent discovery of a VHS tape from earlier in my childhood proved that to be, hilariously, not the case. I have not, however, always been a performer. I have had anxiety and panic attacks since kindergarten, and being in the spotlight was one of several main triggers. I played shows throughout middle school, high school and college, but I was always walking a fine line, drinking just enough booze in order to calm down my central nervous system. I only became a performer after a serious car accident, a wild spike in my anxiety, and a life-saving resolution to actively stop fearing (death) so much. Years later, I can’t imagine my life without the performance dynamic, although some other old triggers have not fared the same. I’m really hoping to make that 10-year checkup, Doc."
—Jordan Kirk, singer/songwriter