Music Experience and Credentials

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Instruments and Styles

  • Play mandolin, bouzouki, tenor banjo, acoustic guitar, electric bass, piano, and organ
  • Accomplished in Newgrass, Bluegrass, Folk, Irish/Scottish/Celtic, Classical, Old-time, Country, Rock, and Swing styles
  • Excellent improviser and a fast ear
  • Can sight-read music, charts, or play by ear
  • Comfortable in high-pressure studio and live situations

Current Musical Groups and Recordings

Past Musical Groups and Recordings

  • Guitar, bouzouki, and mandolin with Round the House, Tucson-based Irish group; Third studio CD released March 2007; Toured throughout the US
  • Mandolin, guitar, and bouzouki with The String Figures, Tucson-based Bluegrass / Swing / Newgrass group; first studio CD released in 2008; in 2003 opened for Leftover Salmon
  • Mandolin, guitar, bouzouki and piano with harpist Jennifer Robertson-Tessi; perform for weddings, concerts, and special events
  • Mandolin with The Street Minstrels; perform for weddings, concerts, and special events
  • Mandolin with the Barnjazz Quartet, Tucson Swinggrass group, live CD released 2005

Other Recordings and Past Performance Experience

  • Composed and produced a recording of music for a ballet commissioned by the University of New Hampshire Department of Theatre and Dance; work was premiered in 2003; 55 minute piece for 15 piece ensemble
  • Composed, performed and recorded music for CD of poetry by Tom Bullington; CD was released in 2004; folk music for mandolin, fiddle, banjo, guitar and bass
  • Mandolin, tenor banjo, guitar and bouzouki with The Determined Luddites, Tucson high-energy acoustic alternative group; performances throughout Arizona and New Mexico; full length studio CD released in 2002, full length demo of original material recorded in 2004, second full length studio CD released in 2005
  • Session musician on Barrio Jam CD by Tucson band The Wayback Machine, released in 2004
  • Session musician on Welcome to the Family CD by Tucson band The Wayback Machine, released in 2007
  • Appeared as a musician in the 2007 Indie film The Last Blast
  • Mandolin with Crystal Ridge, award-winning Tucson Bluegrass group
  • Keyboards and organ with Big Galoot, Tucson Alt-country / Surf-rock group; 6 studio tracks recorded in 2002
  • Mandolin and tenor banjo with the Wayback Machine, Tucson Jam Band
  • Mandolin, bouzouki, and tenor banjo with Palmer's Gate, Tucson Irish group
  • Producer and assistant-producer on recordings for various artists from soloists to orchestras
  • Musician for Arizona Contradance events
  • Piano and organ accompanist for classical musicians, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Piano with several jazz groups, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Guest musician with many groups from Irish to bluegrass to rock

Awards and Contests

Education (Music related)

Work Experience (Music related)

  • Faculty at Cleveland Institute of Music teaching Audio Recording and Music Theory, 1997 - 2000
  • Music editor, assistant engineer/producer, and systems specialist at Telarc, Cleveland, Ohio, 1997 - 2000
  • Freelance recording engineer and producer, Cleveland, Ohio, 1994 - 2000
  • Instrument setup and repair, Wild Dutchís Guitar Hospital (with John Boehnlein), Cleveland, Ohio, 1999 - 2000
  • Graphic design, audio restoration, instrument repair, and engineering work at Draco Audio, Tucson, Arizona, 2000 - 2002
  • Music lessons, Tucson, Arizona, 2002 - present


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