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Resume

Education

BIMM University, London, UK – Master of Arts (currently attending)
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN – Bachelor of Arts
Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin, TN – Associate of Science

Tours

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)

Film

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

Sisi Alexander, London, UK (current)
Daniela Galhoz Trio, London, UK (current)
CHIME Community Arts, London, UK (current)
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

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.

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