I am a versatile multi-instrumentalist playing fiddle, guitar, mandolin and other stringed instruments. I am also a composer, arranger, performer, and audio engineer, exploring diverse genres including Old-time, Bluegrass, New Acoustic, Jazz, Celtic, Quebecois, and Scandinavian. Music has been a major part of my life from a very early age; I got my first fiddle at age two and a half. I draw my inspirations from various traditional music genres, and from modern day innovators and tradition bearers such as Darol Anger, Brittany Haas, Liz Carroll, Grant Gordy, Jacob Jolliff, Joe K. Walsh, Alex Hargreaves, John Doyle, Bryan Sutton, Alasdair Fraser, and Bruce Molsky.
I have performed at many venues around the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere in the world including Seattle's Folklife Festival, the Bellingham Folk Festival, and the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, and shared the stage with the likes of Darol Anger, Alasdair Fraser, Rushad Eggleston, Natalie Haas, Moira Smiley, and We Banjo 3. I currently perform with guitarist Sage Scheuerell, a duo which focuses on old time tunes and songs but incorporates some original and more contemporary material. As well, I play with Riff Raff, a contra dance band. We play for dances from Seattle to Portland with a range of New England, Celtic, Old Time, Quebecois tunes as well as more contemporary tunes in those veins. In addition, I play with Lost Pass, a mostly Irish flavored Contra Dance band.
In the past I have played with REDS band, an innovative string folk quartet, The Bow Pullers, Jumping Off Place and in a duo with Carl Dexter. Click here to listen to some of my work with Carl.