I play folk and acoustic blues at open mics across the D.C. area.
I ws born in Cleveland, Ohio and ended up in Northern Virginia. I know many songs.
My main venue is the open mic at Stacy's Coffee House in Falls Church, VA.
I'm influenced by everything I hear...I really like to listen to "obsolete" records 'cause the songs are good. I also tune into the roots music played on Sundays by WAMU. I'm a big fan of bluegrass, but i don't know anyone who plays banjo. Or mandolin. Or dobro. These instruments are not favored by many of my peers.
A guitar. And an asian made harmonica I bought a few years back for five dollars- I put it on a rack to pick and play at the same time.
All of my recordings are extremely low-fi. One mike, one track, on free open source software.