Since attending Ohio University, where I got a degree in Violin Performance, I haven't really had a chance to open up into the styles of music I want to play. I've been biding my time playing in weddings, in local orchestras, and occasionally going to some jam sessions here in Columbus trying to keep in touch with some local musicians. It wasn't until I came in contact with a certain Ric "Dah Fiddlah" Smith that I was introduced to Homeland and the celtic rock world that I gave any serious thought to the genre. I have, over the years, dabbled in Irish fiddle music and I'm a big fan of groups like The Chieftains, The Corrs, and Whiskey Asylum. After meeting with the guys of Homeland and rehearsing one balmy Sunday afternoon, which was a total blast, I was invited to join the band. I'm totally stoked to play with these guys. They have a lot of fun playing and they have an excellent sound. I'll never be able to replace "Dah Fiddlah", but I'm looking
forward to making some sweet, sweet music.
An acoustic violin with a Barcus-Berry clamp-on piezo pick-up
RD-1 effects pedal board