I'm a musician in Portland, Oregon with a passion for pre-war folk and blues music. I used to write original songs and perform as a singer-songwriter; I now prefer discovering old songs and performing with other musicians whenever possible. I've also taught classes and private lessons, and organized benefit concerts and jams. Read on for more details….
Jug Playing Sampler
December 1, 2014
If I ever hear of an opportunity for a professional jug playing gig, I want to be ready, so I assembled this demo reel to show off my jug chops.
Spodee-o's Sample Videos
September 25, 2014
The Spodee-o's have recorded some new demo videos, featuring a quartet configuration with resonator guitar, harmonica, washboard and upright bass. Watch the videos
Get It Videos
August 20, 2014
When I learned that two Memphis Jug Band songs have never been found, I was intrigued. When I read the titles of the songs, I had to do something about it! See the results of the subsequent songwriting project.
September 7, 2013
I became inspired to recreate two rare and inspirational videos of pioneering jug band musicians, so I gathered some friends, borrowed some vintage instruments and recorded copies of Whistler's Jug Band playing Foldin' Bed and Will Shade and Charlie Burse playing Kansas City Blues.