I've been a singer, guitarist, percussionist, and songwriter for Celtic-American folk rock band Emerald Rose since 1996; my major instrument for the band is the bodhran, or traditional Irish frame drum. Being a singer-songwriter, however, has been part of my musical life since I was a teenager, and my solo endeavors return to this root. Many of my songs take their inspiration from the mystical path, Earth-centered spirituality, and Celtic mythology. I also continue to sing songs from the Celtic and American folk traditions. In addition, I'm a storyteller, stage magician, and former actor and dancer, so I have many performance skills to draw on.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
I love performing live, whether it's at a coffee house, pub, theater, festival, party, or house concert. There's nothing like being in the moment, making music and connecting with an audience! I also enjoy presenting shows that integrate music, storytelling, and magic, or music and Celtic/bardic history.
Your musical influences
Robin Williamson, Jethro Tull, Jackson Brown, Eagles, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Steeleye Span, Tannahill Weavers, Damh the Bard, Heather Jinmaku, Coyote Run, Dreamtrybe