I trained classically as a youngster and started fiddling in the late 1970’s, learning tunes from lobsterman & folk fiddler Albert Collins of South Blue Hill, Maine. I was a founding member of Oakum Bay String Band (1981-2011), the long-time host band for the monthly Blue Hill contradance, which had a remarkable 34 year run (1976-2010).
In addition to playing and teaching the fiddle tunes of Maine, Appalachia and the Canadian Maritimes, I have a strong interest in Irish traditional music. In 1988 I started “New Potatoes”, a weekly Celtic music show on WERU-FM, which I hosted until my relocation to Hanover, NH in 2017. I’m a member of The Montville Project , a repertory dance band, which has recorded two albums of New England dance music and I have also recorded a personal album, Never Better. All are available through CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon.
I’m currently on staff at Maine Fiddle Camp, teach at Fiddle Hell in Massachusetts, and have taught Acadia School of Traditional Music & Art. I’m available for individual fiddle instruction by appointment in the Hanover, NH, area.