A few years ago I had first discovered Rory playing live at a songwriter showcase in New Hope, PA. He really has such a presence and confidence in his performing which I’m really glad I got to see in person. You can tell right off the bat the amount of passion he has put into his music. He has made a name for himself in the local scene performing at notable venues on the East Coast such as Knitting Factory, The Bowery Electric, Pianos, and Rockwood Music Hall to Revolution Music Hall on Long Island, and The Saint and Brighton Bar on the Jersey Shore. He has also had the honor of opening for featured headliners such as American Idol winner Lee DeWyze, actor/musician Drake Bell, and John Corabi of Motley Crue/Dead Daisies fame and has had songs licensed by MTV, NASCAR, and The Discovery Network. Rory recently put out a brand new track called “Forgotten” from his upcoming EP “Songs From An Empty Room.” This song is written from the perspective of a dying man who is trying to reconcile his affections for those he loves with the fact that he feels cast aside.
The vulnerability of this song and writing style reminds me a lot of City And Colour. His voice also slightly reminiscent of Matt Nathanson but definitely has his own unique sound. It’s important to note that Rory is a mental health counselor and was inspired by the tough circumstances he has come across while helping others. This also came from a very personal place as his dad has been battling health issues he has felt he has truly witnessed the fragility of life. This song has a calming effect a type of healing message that resonated with me. A very selfless song that talks about letting go and accepting the life we have been given. I really think a lot of people will relate to this beautiful song.
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