My musical training began with 9 years of classical piano. I grew up in the Ozark mountains of Missouri and have roots in Country, Folk, and Bluegrass music. Mandolin player and singer Jef Ramsey and I make up a duo called Blades of Grass. I play acoustic guitar, harmonize, and sing lead vocals in the ensemble. Our repertoire includes bluegrass, 1940’s swing standards, Country swing, Cajun, Tejano, Gypsy Jazz, Vintage Country, Texas Swing, Jazz Standards, original compositions and more. We have been performing in the Rogue Valley for 9 years, and frequently expand into a trio or larger band adding stand-up bass, dobro, and fiddle. I am also available to teach piano, guitar, and voice lessons.