Everything from traditional blues, ragtime, and early jazz to classic & contemporary acoustic folk/rock/pop music, with some classic country and bluegrass for good measure. I can taylor a set to fit most venues and audiences.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
I've been playing in and around Pittsburgh for about ten years and have been playing guitar and singing for about 25 years. I can play a wide variety of styles; if I'm familiar with a song, I can usually read it from a page and sing it with minimal practice. This allows me to cater to many different audiences with different tastes. My repertoire and dynamic range allows me to be the focus of attention in a room, background sound, or anywhere in between.
I have a sound system that can work for any size room if needed. The sound system as well as my instrument are high quality and always in good working order. If there is an existing sound system, I can work with that as well, with or without a sound technician.
You can expect timely responses to your initial request and subsequent communications, an overall professional demeanor, and an ability to taylor my appearance and sound to your particular needs.
Additional Booking Notes
If needed, I have a 500 watt Yamaha PA system with two JBL main speakers and a floor monitor. My acoustic guitar is equipped with a passive pickup which I plug into an equalizer/D.I. box. It is compatible with any sound system. I can stand or sit, but usually prefer to sit and often require a chair or stool.
Influences & Inspiration
Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Blake, Reverend Gary Davis, Brownie McGhee, Dave Van Ronk, Bob Dylan, Doc Watson, Clarence White, The Rolling Stones, Hot Tuna, The Allman Brothers, The Grateful Dead, The Band, The Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Devil Makes Three, Pokey Lafarge, The Punch Brothers, The Wood Brothers, The Lumineers
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