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About Me


I'm a multi-instrumentalist, folk musician, and music teacher located in upstate South Carolina. I'll attempt to play anything with strings and have a love of Appalachian music traditions. Here you'll find information about my music, lessons, and who/where/when I'm playing in the near future. If you see anything you're interested in, drop me a line. I'm always happy to talk music.

Currently you can catch me playing bass with The Wild Pines and The New Time Travelers.


Solo Acoustic - Fill the Bowl. Fill the Boot

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Clemson Arts Center, 212 Butler St., Clemson, SC

The Arts Center of Clemson and the Clemson Fire Department are teaming up for this fundraiser. The Arts Center is raising money for a clay studio kiln and the fire department is raising money for the Jeff Chavis House at the JMS Burn Center in Augusta which is the facility where Clemson burn patients are treated.

Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door. Each ticket includes a handmade bowl created by our talented Clay Studio artists and one alcoholic drink. There will be plenty of bowl food, sides and desserts including chili from the Clemson's Wendy's. Additional alcoholic beverages will be available along with free non-alcoholic beverages.

Rally in the Valley with The Wild Pines

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Lake Jemiki, Lake Jemiki Rd, Walhalla, SC, Walhalla, SC

60 & 34 Mile Ride in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountain supporting land conversation in Oconee County. A beautiful bicycle ride followed by one of the best post ride meals with BBQ and Craft Beer while listening to live Bluegrass music at Lake Jemiki near Walhalla, SC. Hosted by RV, Inc.

Greenville Farmer's Market with The Wild Pines

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Greenville Farmer's Market, Main Street at McBee Ave, Greenville, SC

On Saturday mornings from the beginning of May until the end of October, two blocks of downtown Greenville’s Main Street are transformed into a bustling farmers' market. The market features over 75 vendors selling the season’s freshest produce and the area’s most original and high quality crafts. Each week thousands of people flock to the TD Saturday Market for locally-sourced products where all food must be grown or produced within 100 miles of Greenville and crafters are highly-encouraged to use locally-sourced supplies. Now, about to enter its 17th season in May, the market offers exciting programming, including live music, children’s activities and chef’s demonstrations sponsored by partnerships with local organizations.



Fiddle Tunes for Clawhammer Banjo
  • Fiddle Tunes for Clawhammer Banjo
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This book contains twelve beginner-intermediate tab arrangements of popular fiddle tunes arranged for Clawhammer style banjo. In Open G and Double C Tuning

The songs included are as follows: Angeline the Baker, Arkansas Traveler, Cripple Creek, Flop Eared Mule, Old Joe Clark, Red Haired Boy, Saint Anne's Reel, Soldier's Joy, Spotted Pony, Waterbound, Whiskey Before Breakfast, Wildwood Flower

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A clawhammer banjo lesson at the Clemson Arts Center

I offer guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and upright bass lessons to students in the greater Clemson area. I focus on traditional Appalachian music, but can help students get started and progress in any style. contact me for more information, about lessons.

In addition to private one-on-one lessons you can also find me teaching group lessons with Young Appalachian Musicians (YAM). For more information about YAM locations and classes visit: yamupstate.com