Entertainment: Todd Herzog

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Todd Herzog never imagined he’d end up writing acoustic, spiritual pop music along the lines of John Mayer, Jason Mraz and Marc Cohn. But then again, he has always had complementary sides to his personality.

In high school, he played violin in a community orchestra and sang in a rock band. In college, he sang a cappella with the Tufts Beelzebubs, and studied Philosophy.

This was one half of a 5-year double bachelor’s degree program. The other half was spent at the New England Conservatory of Music, where he pursued Jazz Voice. “It was a course of study that my parents must’ve been skeptical of at best. . .Great, we’re spending $100,000 for you to be unemployed. . .”

After losing a friend to Leukemia, Herzog began a search for deeper meaning and spirituality. “I questioned everything. This was not the way I thought life was supposed to turn out, especially for someone so young.”