I have always been interested in music since childhood. I was always fascinated by my fathers Yamaha Acoustic and at age 9 got my first electric guitar. I was always exposed to a lot of 70s Country Rock back then, this led to the progression to the Pedal Steel Guitar when i was 21.
Since then I have played numerous USA tours, European tours including summer festivals, Australian & New Zealand tours as part of Billy Bragg’s backing band. In this role I played Pedal Steel, 6 & 12 String Electric Guitar, Dobro (6 string slide) and Mandolin. Also as of 2015 I have been playing solo shows and an up coming Scottish tour with Billy.
In the past other prestigious events including the main “Pyramid” stage at Glastonbury Festival and The Sydney Opera House to a sold out crowd. Also TV appearances such as: the BBC Radio 2 Folk awards, NPR Tiny Desk Concert, Q Radio Canada and Question Time Australia (which can all be viewed on my YouTube Channel)
In January 2014 & 2015 I joined the Cayamo Cruise, sailing from Miami to the Caribbean, with singer songwriter Joe Purdy. On this cruise I also played Pedal Steel Guitar with Kris Kristofferson, Holly Williams, The Secret Sisters, Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale as part of Luke Bulla’s “Last Man Standing” shows.
I have also just finished a summer European tour with Joel Rafael, which will involve future dates next year.
Aside from performing on stage I spend a lot of time off tour recording instrumental parts for albums in the U.K. or further afield. Recent Album releases are ‘Woodbine & Ivey Band’ ‘ Nev Cottee’ Jason Serious Band’ & ‘Lauren Housley’ Click my Spotify link to hear these tracks.
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