Since quitting his day job at The Post House Diner back in 2005, Rory has played over 550 clubs, colleges and festivals, won grand prize for two major songwriting contests (the 2012 Cd Baby and2013 Sara Evans Songwriting Competitions, as well as runner up for the 2014 Indie International Songwriting Competition), has opened for Stephane Wrembel, Luke Brindley, James Maddock, Eric Andersen, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Craig Bickhardt, Mutlu, Todd Carey, Curtis Peoples and more, and his songs have been featured on an album with Emmylou Harris, John Oates, Neko Case, Cyndi Lauper, and Shelby Lynne. His music has seen time on NPR as well as steady rotation on
satellite, internet, and college radio. His latest single, "Better Now", was featured in documentary film, "Finding Seoul". Tim Westergren of Pandora Radio says, “Rory’s music represents a particular part of our catalogue, independent artists who are getting a lot of exposure.”