In addition to being a trombone player in high school, I sang in choir and performed musical theater. In college I studied pop music, bluegrass, old time, and big band jazz. Prior to settling in East Tennessee to study traditional music and raise honeybees, I played for a number of years in Nashville, supporting blues and rock artists and alt-folk singer/songwriters. These days I spend most of my free time in theater orchestra pits and old time jams in Appalachia. I play 5, 6, and 7 string electric basses, upright bass, and key bass, and have competed and won ribbons for my bass performance and my honey.
I've had the pleasure of performing with some class acts and incredible musicians, including Tony Williamson, Richard Hood, Todd Moore, Joy Blair, Lee Bidgood, The Empty Bottle String Band, Brittany Haas, Kasie Shelnutt, Gap Civil, Roy Andrade, and Kris Truelsen.