Gigs & Recordings

I'm an experienced cellist, violinist, violist, pianist, singer, and a fair recorder, guitar, and electric bass player currently collaborating with singer-songwriter Nils Erickson both as a duo and in our family band, The Kerfuffalos, as well as writing an ongoing collection of my own solo songs.

I have been playing with bands and songwriters for nearly two decades. I enjoy creating my own parts to songs, ranging from background accompaniment to higher register counterpoint with the vocal line, and am comfortable as both an improviser and composer. I happily take suggestions and can easily take something you've worked out on your own instrument or written down and either play it exactly or use it as the basis of my improvisation.

Musicians I have worked with include Nils Erickson, Alison Wood, Christian Samatis, Mike Murray, Jonny Pape, Boys Suck (now called The Motion Sick), Andrew Boyd, Boxborough, and Not Quite Right.

A few of my favorite bands are the Counting Crows, Ryan Adams, Dar Williams, Jack Johnson, Rhett Miller and the Old 97s, Norah Jones, Gillian Welch, Tribalistas, Ani DiFranco, Greg Brown, John Gorka, The Lemonheads, Lucinda Williams, The Wailin' Jennys, Meg Hutchinson, Paris Combo, and Wilco.

For recordings, I am pretty well open to all genres and band configurations! For gigs, I like to have the melodic freedom of a thinner texture, so solo artists or more acoustic-based bands are my preference. If you have a website, definitely pass that along when you fill out my contact form.

If you are looking for a local expert recording or live audio engineer, I highly recommend Traveling Monkey Sound