I'm a banjo player, songwriter, teacher and dance caller who has been part of the old-time music community in the Pacific Northwest for 20 years. I play folk songs, instrumentals, and originals. My topics range from personal and contemporary topics to historical, and I strive for the straight forward story-telling of the old-time songs I love.
Old-time music is a living tradition that is highly social and participatory. I always bring a connective element to my performances by sharing the stories behind the music, encouraging people to sing along, or even calling a square dance!
Over the years I’ve performed at:
The Vancouver Folk Festival
The Mission Folk Music Festival
The Portland Old Time Gathering
and many more!
Follow my creative journey on Patreon! My weekly posts include banjo tunes, original songs, banjo instruction, and fun art projects like crankies and automata
This little project features three songs that I wrote during 2020. I made them in my home office with one plug-and-play USB mic and no software. Despite the lack of polish (or maybe partly because of it) these tracks really reflect my experiences during this long, trying year.