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Curriculum Vitae


British & Irish Modern Music University (BIMM), London, UK – Master of Arts in Popular Music Bass Performance, Merit.
East Tennessee State University (ETSU), Johnson City, TN – Bachelor of Arts in Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music Studies, Honors.
Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin, TN – Associate of Science


Danielle Galhoz Trio, London Venues & Festivals, 2023 (electric bass)

Tappalachian Dance Team, Festival Season, 2023 (upright bass)

The Great Smoky Mountain Bluegrass Band, Festival Season Tours, 2012-2015 (upright bass, vocal)
Strat5, World Health Care Congress, D.C., 2004-2008 (electric bass, acoustic guitar, banjo, vocal)
The Anna Ross Project, Southeastern Tour, 2008 (electric and upright bass)
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Gold Jazz Band, Scandinavian Goodwill Tour, 1985 (electric bass)


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

Musical Theater

Tusculum Arts Outreach, Greeneville, TN (Mamma Mia!, 2021; Matilda the Musical, 2019; 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

Daniela Galhoz Trio, London, UK
Sisi Alexander
, London, UK

Tappalachian Dance Team, Southern England

Niamh Fletcher, London, UK

CHIME Community Arts, London, UK
The B Sharps Jazz Quintet, Greeneville, TN
Richard Hood, Roy Andrade, and Brittany Haas, Johnson City, TN
Jonesborough Rhythm Express Big Band, Jonesborough, TN
File Under Kudzu (R.E.M. Tribute), Asheville, NC
St. John’s Episcopal Church Chamber Orchestra, Johnson City, TN
Tusculum College Community Jazz Band, Greeneville, TN
East Tennessee State University Bluegrass, Celtic, and Mandolin Orchestra performing groups


Daniela Galhoz: London, Digital (5, 6, and 7 string electric bass)

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 (4 and 5 string fretted and fretless electric bass)



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

Elkins, Jeffrey K. Rolling in the Deep: Using only the electric bass to accompany vocals in popular music duets. 2023. BIMM, MA thesis.

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