Hi, my name's Will Mitchell. I'm a indie-folk artist living in Washington, DC. I write about different things. They're almost always from my own life experiences. I've been writing music since I was very young, and its never gotten old to me. I really want to write something that is just undeniably beautiful..or just really..I don't know...life-affirming? The quest continues.. I play piano, guitar, some bass, and some banjo. I am terrible at the drums. I mean, I am remarkably bad at them.
I was born in Montgomery, AL in 1983. My parents named me Will after my dad William (who goes by Bill). I had a very happy childhood, and life continues to give me very little to complain about (this is why I don't play the blues). I went to college at Berklee in Boston when I was 18. I majored in songwriting (yes, that's a major). After that I moved to Atlanta, GA with my good friend Joe Koubek and we started the band Future Self. Joe moved to Florida, and I stayed behind. I met some other musicians and friends...We brought Future Self back for a while, but like many things it didn't last.
So now its just me. Its good though because I need more accountability in my life. If I succeed or fail its all on me, and there's something invigorating about that.
Atlanta is great because its a big city...There's lots of different places to go and things to see...Its also not far from my family in Alabama. Now I work on music for myself and others, I teach, and I do other music related things. I also play around town so come check out my songs.
Anyways, I'm going to conclude this rather pointless biography. I write music because it makes me happy...because I am compelled to do it. I hope you like it. But if you don't, that's OK too.