Hello and welcome to my website. I am a fiddler and guitarist and play bluegrass and western swing with passion!
For many years, I have played on the Australian music scene as a sideman and as a bandleader. I have always loved the 'classic' sound of traditional music and my influences include the great players of the genres. I have also been lucky enough to play with many talented Australian singers and musicians, who have all helped in shaping my musical style.
I'll keep you posted here about gigs and news - feel free to contact me.
It has been a quiet winter, but won't be for long. I have been busy teaching, practicing and even taking up clawhammer banjo! Soon the festivals will be rolling on and, as always, I am looking forward to them.
Next up is the Kelly Country Pick in historic Beechworth. Centred around the old Priory building, the emphasis is on picking and workshops and it is always a great weekend getaway.
The Dorrigo bluegrass and folk festival is now well established and continues to expand. Always well organised, the Saturday night concert, in particular, is one of the great events of the festival year.
The big daddy of them all is, of course, Harrietville - now called Mountain Grass. Much loved by pickers and audience alike, this year will see a change in the organising committee and a broadening to encompass the whole town. I know a lot of people who are looking forward to this one - for the music and the location.
All these festivals feature concerts, jam sessions, workshops and there are plenty of places to get good food and coffee - which should never be underestimated! Hope to see you at one or more of these events.
|15-18 August 2013||Bluegrass Parkway||Kelly County Pick (Beechworth, VIC)|
|25-27 October 2013||Bluegrass Parkway||Dorrigo Bluegrass and Folk Festival (NSW)|
|22-24 November 2013||Bluegrass Parkway||Mountain Grass (VIC)|