Band to Join, Vocalist, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro.


I've been a multi-instrumentalist for thirty years. I started playing piano and guitar when I was young but focusing on guitar through most of my music life. Along the way, I've also played bass, banjo, pedal steel, ukulele, pennywhistle, Irish flute, and some drums. Nowadays, my main instruments are mandolin and guitar. I do sing, but it isn't my musical focus.

In my first twenty years, I played in many bands, wrote music, recorded, played gigs, and generally had a great time. About 15 years ago, I went on a musical hiatus, focusing on work and family and barely playing at all. Over the last five years, I've picked it up again and have been practicing seriously on mandolin and guitar. It takes a while to build back what you've let waste over ten years, but it's coming back.

My musical interests span indie/alternative, roots rock, country/alt-country, folk, blues, irish, and lately a lot of oldtime and bluegrass. I love discovering new indie music on every bit as much as wandering through my collection of recorded music from the last 70 years.

Screen name:
Member since:
Sep 20 2008
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Most available:


# Rock/Folk/Blues
Superchunk, Replacements, Constantines, Fugazi (well, "13 Songs" anyway), Sleater-Kinney, Courtney Barnett, Bon Iver, Daniel Jurado, Mark Eitzel, Los Lobos, Bruce Springsteen, Rolling Stones, Kinks, Johnny Winter, Juliana Hatfield, Richard Thompson, Tom Waits, U2, Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, and many more.

# Country/Bluegrass/Oldtime
Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, Stanley Brothers, Jimmy Martin, Willie Nelson, Mike Compton, Michael Daves, Kacey Musgraves

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Lead Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:
Background Singer:


Gibson F-5G Custom Mandolin
Martin D-18 Authentic 1939
Taylor Acoustic Guitar
Ome Minstrel Jubilee Open Back Banjo
Martin S1 Soprano Ukulele
Fender Telecaster '52 Reissue Electric Guitar
Victoria 45410 Amp
Benson Vinny Reverb Combo
Lots of pedals