The first thing I remember doing is playing violin, and I hope fiddling is the last thing I do before I die. Nothing brings me more joy than creating music, and I always strive to bring that same joy to my listeners.
I’ve been studying violin since age three, and have now journeyed from classical to bluegrass to rock, pop, and beyond. I also love learning about and sharing the history behind my music. After specializing in the history of Ancient Greek Music as an undergraduate at Yale University, I went on to study American Music in the Public Humanities Master’s Program at Brown. My music and history work have been featured at the Smithsonian, The Yale University Art Gallery, a Providence, RI vocational high school (through the year-long support of a Rhode Island State Council for the Arts’ grant), Smugglers’ Notch Ski Resort, and the 2014 and 2015 Brown University Folk Festival. I also served as the Director of Cultural Engagement for the non-profit Braver Angels (you can read about my work in Forbes here).
I currently live in Nashville, TN, where I perform solo and with the Pirate Band Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers. To learn more about me, check out this interview with the Brown Folk Fest and this podcast for Braver Angels.
This website gives you a preview of what I do–but my music is made for live performance, so come hear me in person!