1994 – Present       Study, record, teach, and perform solo guitar, 

                                                             both instrumental and guitar/vocals

                                             Opening act & festival billing with scores of national

                                                                                   and International touring performers

 

     2016                          Released  'The Mississippi John Hurt Songbook'

 

August 2010              Performance with Laurence Juber

                                            Wings (with Paul McCartney) guitarist, 2-time Grammy Award winner

 

      2010                        Released 'Official Bootleg, Vol. 1', live performance CD

 

2005 and 2006                   Voted “Best Acoustic Guitarist, Any Style”

                                                     in polls conducted by Gear Junkies                                                            

                                                            Alaska’s largest online musicians’ network

 

  2002 – 2012         Taught guitar classes at Turnagain Arts Center in Anchorage

                                               Courses included Beginning Fingerpicking, Fingerstyle I & II,

                                                                          Acoustic Blues Guitar, and British Traditional Guitar.

                                                                  Began developing curricula including American Folk Revival,

                                                                              American Primitive/Basic Guitar Composition,

                                                                                       and Guitar Accompaniment for Singer-Songwriters

 

                              Instructor at annual Acoustic Alaska Guitar Camp outside Wasilla

 

Sept. 19-21, 2000       Performed in Anchorage with John Renbourn

                                           double Grammy Award nominee, British folk/jazz legend,

                                                                 and inspiration to me since I was a teenager

 

  1999-02                Performed/toured locally, state-wide, and nationally

                                         including on nationally-syndicated radio program  

                                                                                              West Coast-Live  (KALW 91.7 San Francisco)

                                                                                                            

                                 Studied privately with Duck Baker

                                     - one of the most highly regarded fingerstyle guitarists of his generation

 

  1986-94                        Played professionally in a series of R&B/Pop bands

                                          Began offering private instruction to students ages 8 to adult

 

  1984-85              Studied at

                                        Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music

                                                                                                                in Los Angeles

 

  1983-84                        Studied Music Theory at Mississippi State University

                                 3 Semesters - all music courses - into the Masters theory & composition program

 

  1980-83              Attended Anchorage Community College/U of Alaska-Anchorage  

                                    Study included jazz theory and private instruction with Wendy Williamson  

                                                                                          – jazz virtuoso & head of the music department

                                   

     1978                  Weeklong seminar w legendary jazz/studio player, Howard Roberts                                                                          founder of Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music in Los Angeles

 

    1971-72               Studied with Dave Brumble,

                                         private student of Andres Segovia  (father of modern classical guitar)

 

     1968                                  Began playing guitar at 8 years of age