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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.


Previous events

with The Wild Pines at Fireforge Brewery

Fireforge Brewery, 311 E Washington St, Greenville, SC

Let's welcome The Wild Pines to the taproom Friday February 7th from 7:00-9:00 P.M. The Wild Pines will take us on a warm, folksy journey filled with a chorus of strings and soul-shining vocal harmonies. As a band of songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, there is a delightful trade of instruments and song sharing with a mix of original and cover songs rooted in folk, blues and bluegrass.




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