Thanks for dropping by - I’m so happy to share my music with you!
I'm a banjo player, singer, and dance caller. I’ve been part of the old-time music community in the Pacific Northwest for 20 years and I’ve spent that time developing my repertoire of folk songs, banjo instrumentals, jug-band tunes, and country blues.
More recently I’ve begun writing my own songs. My topics range from the personal and contemporary to the historical, but I always 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 try to bring a connective element to my performances, whether it’s by sharing the stories behind the music, encouraging people to sing along, or 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!
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.