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“Derik’s incredible vocal talent, songwriting, and genuine discipline sets him ahead of other artists.  This tour concept is absolutely revolutionary, and I’m so proud of Derik for the way he’s impacting and fundraising for music education in schools.” 
-Matthew Morrison, GLEE star and Emmy & Tony nominee


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  • There is freedom in simplicity. In life, in love, in music. The problems we face that require complex and difficult solutions often go against what is natural, what is emotionally just, and what our heart wants most. Embrace the clarity and the power that comes with choosing not to overthink, overwhelm, and overcomplicate. 🔸
Lately I've been learning what it means to fall in love gracefully and gradually, and the peaceful glow of happiness that exists as the result of a simple be-in-the-moment state of mind. I'm rediscovering the power of music without restrictions, and the joy of harmony. To enact your creativity is to imprint your soul upon the world--why settle for anything other than your soul in its purest and simplest state? 🔸
Simplicity is my thought of the day. What does simplicity mean to you? 🔸
📸: @daltennelson, from our original music video "The Way It's Gonna Go." (Link in bio) Originally written as a break up song based around a mantra of wisdom bestowed upon me by @riananelson ("just remember derik, it's gonna go the way it's gonna go"), but the song has become a favorite for weddings, too. I love when old songs show me new meanings.
    There is freedom in simplicity. In life, in love, in music. The problems we face that require complex and difficult solutions often go against what is natural, what is emotionally just, and what our heart wants most. Embrace the clarity and the power that comes with choosing not to overthink, overwhelm, and overcomplicate. 🔸 Lately I've been learning what it means to fall in love gracefully and gradually, and the peaceful glow of happiness that exists as the result of a simple be-in-the-moment state of mind. I'm rediscovering the power of music without restrictions, and the joy of harmony. To enact your creativity is to imprint your soul upon the world--why settle for anything other than your soul in its purest and simplest state? 🔸 Simplicity is my thought of the day. What does simplicity mean to you? 🔸 📸: @daltennelson, from our original music video "The Way It's Gonna Go." (Link in bio) Originally written as a break up song based around a mantra of wisdom bestowed upon me by @riananelson ("just remember derik, it's gonna go the way it's gonna go"), but the song has become a favorite for weddings, too. I love when old songs show me new meanings.
  • An incredible hike today with the whole fam. I love summers in Washington... We sang up and down mountains and through thick old growth forests today and it rejuvenated my soul. At one point I carried a large stick around to protect everyone from cougars and bears (#heroic, duh). Very thankful for @riananelson and @daltennelson ❤️👱🏻👸🏼👱🏻
    An incredible hike today with the whole fam. I love summers in Washington... We sang up and down mountains and through thick old growth forests today and it rejuvenated my soul. At one point I carried a large stick around to protect everyone from cougars and bears (#heroic, duh). Very thankful for @riananelson and @daltennelson ❤️👱🏻👸🏼👱🏻
  • I know you won't believe me, but this photo was completely unstaged. #cat #ukulele
    I know you won't believe me, but this photo was completely unstaged. #cat #ukulele
  • Grateful to have spent the weekend between spring and summer in an amazing city with an amazing girl. Wishing everyone a very happy #FirstDayOfSummer ❤️🌞
    Grateful to have spent the weekend between spring and summer in an amazing city with an amazing girl. Wishing everyone a very happy #FirstDayOfSummer ❤️🌞
  • It was #DateNight tonight with my #bff!!! ❤️❤️❤️ so incredibly thankful to have an amazing mom @maritnelson
    It was #DateNight tonight with my #bff!!! ❤️❤️❤️ so incredibly thankful to have an amazing mom @maritnelson
  • My sister @riananelson & I are performing tonight at @relayforlife_kentwa! Feels so good to be doing some acoustic gigs with an amazing sis for an incredible cause!! #AmericanCancerSociety #relayforlife
    My sister @riananelson & I are performing tonight at @relayforlife_kentwa! Feels so good to be doing some acoustic gigs with an amazing sis for an incredible cause!! #AmericanCancerSociety #relayforlife
  • I tend to subscribe to the idea that a personal life should remain personal. However, when someone incredible comes into your life, it's hard to refrain from shouting it from the proverbial social media rooftops. I am so grateful to have met such a kind, caring, smart, compassionate, driven, and supportive girl... Today she moves to Philadelphia, and I couldn't be happier to have someone in my life that's so damn hard to say goodbye to. I miss you already, @camille_moore. ❤️
    I tend to subscribe to the idea that a personal life should remain personal. However, when someone incredible comes into your life, it's hard to refrain from shouting it from the proverbial social media rooftops. I am so grateful to have met such a kind, caring, smart, compassionate, driven, and supportive girl... Today she moves to Philadelphia, and I couldn't be happier to have someone in my life that's so damn hard to say goodbye to. I miss you already, @camille_moore. ❤️
  • The "Creative Well" is different for everyone, and for me it tends to fill up slowly until one dip of the bucket starts a cascading waterfall of ideas. Over the last few weeks, the Well has been steadily collecting the fragmented deposits of my heart & mind... Today I dipped the bucket. #writing ✍🏻🎹🎸🎶
    The "Creative Well" is different for everyone, and for me it tends to fill up slowly until one dip of the bucket starts a cascading waterfall of ideas. Over the last few weeks, the Well has been steadily collecting the fragmented deposits of my heart & mind... Today I dipped the bucket. #writing ✍🏻🎹🎸🎶
  • Catch me singing in a special cameo on #ModernFamily tonight!! 9/8c on ABC 😛
    Catch me singing in a special cameo on #ModernFamily tonight!! 9/8c on ABC 😛
  • May she never lose that childlike wonder. 
@riananelson 🌳🍊
    May she never lose that childlike wonder. @riananelson 🌳🍊
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