Welcome to my GigTown artist profile. I am a well seasoned acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter that specializes in flatpicking guitar and roots music. Currently based in San Diego, Ca, I was raised between the Mountains and Swamps throughout the Southeastern U.S. taking in musical influences along the way from the likes of Doc Watson, Tony Rice, The Allman Brothers, Jimi Hendrix and Phish. I began learning the art of acoustic roots music at an early age and spent many years honing my musical voice and style. As a 10th generation Appalachian, I come from families rich in musical heritage and the fire of that torch burns brightly in my music today while leaving room for new and inspiring ideas.
My performances strategically balance fiery guitar picking, tone filled melodies, heart felt ballads and witty song selections to entertain the listener and keep them wondering what will come next. While I have my own songs that I have written, you can also hear songs from such artists as Johnny Cash, Tony Rice, Ricky Skaggs, Roger Miller, Phish, The Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Hank Williams and Gordon Lightfoot to name a few.
I arranged and produced my first two releases both of which are currently available at all digital music outlets. The first, titled “The John Olivers - Herringbones,” was released in November of 2015 and features my father and I and the two guitars I learned the craft with. The second, a self titled EP with my band Guiro Grass, was released in July of 2016. Guiro Grass is an acoustic duo consisting of flatpicking guitar and guiro(pr: wee-doh) that combines bluegrass and folk with latin grooves from Puerto Rico and Cuba. I am currently working on writing new music for my next release as well as furthering my musical education and flatpicking style refinement with world renowned and Grammy award winning guitarist Bryan Sutton at the Artist Works music academy.
Thanks for stopping by to check out my profile. Contact me if you would like to consider me to play your next event. I would love to come down and pick and grin for your guests.
Acoustic, Bluegrass, Country