In an acoustic project, Plowed, I played mandolin which opened for Ralph Stanley. Another project, Crooked Roadshow played the side stage with the Allman Brothers. In the band Thacker Dairy Road, I played bass opening for Darius Rucker and Jason Michael Carroll. I played six-string banjo in the band Porch Dog Revival, playing on an episode of PBS's Song of the Mountains in addition to opening for artists like Steep Canyon Rangers and Larry Keel.
I have also been lucky enough to fill in with some of the best musicians in the area on several different instruments in different genres. In short, I consider myself a lucky and happy guy with a life filled with music.
I am fortunate enough to be able to make a living at music whether it's performing, writing/composing, teaching, recording or tuning pianos. In all aspects, I try to always put my heart into it. To me, it's where the music begins, lives, stirs and thrives.
Although passionate about all aspects I am involved with, I really enjoy getting creative. I try to at least write a song a week and record as often as possible. In 2014, I released my first solo album and plan to release new singles beginning with "Rendezvous." Dozens of songs are just waiting for the time to record them. In the meantime, I play many of them live.
A little history:
In 2012, I started playing solo shows, performing originals and songs that inspire me. Over the years, I have been a part of several original bands and have had some fantastic experiences. In Mood Cultivation Project, I played mostly guitar. Including hundreds of shows, we opened for Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker Band, Drive By Truckers and many other national bands. MCP has started playing shows again; at least on occasion.