I grew up playing violin, then transitioned to guitar when I was 12 years old. Neither felt quite right. Then in college I picked up a mandolin. It felt natural and I never looked back.
My love affair with playing music and the creative process is on again - off again. Sometimes I play everyday, other times I don't pick up my instrument for months. Playing with others inspires me to practice, learn traditional songs and write new music. So, now I'm on a quest to find a few like minded musicians in Southern California.
From 2001-2003, I played in an eclectic, "jam-grass" band in Los Angeles. We played mostly originals with a few covers and standards thrown in. The band's main influences were the Grateful Dead, Del McCoury Band, and Yonder Mountain String Band with a bit of funk thrown in for good measure. Then, in 2006, I played with a more traditional bluegrass meets singer-songwriter outfit in Austin, TX.
I love all types of music from traditional bluegrass to jazz, from Fela Kuti inspired Afro-beat to jambands like Phish and the Grateful Dead, from rock to roll. I'd love to learn more traditional bluegrass tunes, while also playing originals written by you and me.
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