Resume

Education

East Tennessee State University

Bachelor of Arts, Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music Studies, 2013

Tours

Smoky Mountain Bluegrass, Festival Season Tours, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Strat5, World Health Care Congress, D.C.; other corporate events, 2004-2008

The Anna Ross Project, Southeastern Tour, 2008
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Gold Jazz Band, Scandinavian Goodwill Tour, 1985

Film

Banjo Romantika: American Bluegrass Music & The Czech Imagination, House Band, 2013

Musical Theater

Tusculum Arts Outreach, Greeneville, TN (Mamma Mia!, 2021; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, 2016; Chitty Chitty, Bang Bang, 2015)

Barter Theatre, Abingdon, VA (Madame Buttermilk, 2019)

Greeneville Theater Guild, Greeneville, TN (Urinetown, 2017)

Jonesborough Repertoire Theatre, Jonesborough, TN (Meet Me in St. Louis, 2018; I Love a Piano, 2018; Kiss Me Kate, 2017; Swing!, 2016; USO Show, 2016; Smokey Joe’s Café, 2014)

Johnson City Community Theatre (I Love You Because, 2017; RENT, 2015; The Rocky Horror Show, 2015)

Steeple Players Community Theater, Hendersonville, TN (Footloose, 2010)

Other Live Performance

The B Sharps, Tusculum, TN

Jonesborough Rhythm Express, Jonesborough, TN

Joy Blair & Friends, East TN

File Under Kudzu, an R.E.M. Tribute, Asheville, NC

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Johnson City, TN, Chamber Orchestra
Muncey Memorial United Methodist Church, Johnson City, TN, Worship Team Sub
First United Methodist Church, Elizabethton, TN, Hee Haw Night Bassist
Rehoboth United Methodist Church, Gallatin, TN, Worship Team Sub
Lifechurch.tv, Hendersonville, TN, Worship Team
Tusculum College Community Jazz Band, Greeneville, TN
East Tennessee State University Bluegrass, Celtic, and Mandolin Orchestra performing groups, Johnson City, TN

Recordings

Joy Blair: Black Coffee, CD (upright bass)
Banjo Romantika: American Bluegrass Music & The Czech Imagination, CD/DVD (upright bass, tenor vocal)
The Great Smoky Mountain Bluegrass Band: Eponymous, CD (upright bass, tenor vocals)
The Anna Ross Project: Yesterday Comes Again, CD (electric bass)

 

Publications

Elkins, Jeffrey K. In Search of Meaning: Finding the Two-Finger Banjo Style. 2013. ETSU, BA honors thesis.

Gear

Muckelroy HMC5 Signature Bass

Skjold Firedrake 533 Bass

Engelhardt ES9 Double Bass  

Muckelroy HMC6 Custom Bass

Rob Allen MB2F Bass

Opatik Jazz Bass  

Acoustic Image Upshot  

Quilter Bass Block BB800

Mesa Boogie Walkabout 112 Combo