Struggling Christian, husband, dad, songwriter.
Kerrville Folk Festival (3 time New Folk Finalist)
Wildflower Festival (Winner)
Gig Harbor Folk Festival (Winner)
Songwriter Serenade (Finalist)
I was raised in a musical family as a relative of famed ballad hunter, John A Lomax. I try to write songs I can believe in as guideposts and attempt to perform concerts as intentional, meaningful conversations. I hope that songs I have worked on become useful for listeners.
I have released eight albums (1999-2016), was included on a Traveling Texas compilation of the Center for Texas Music History, and performed over 100 shows annually from 2000-2006 (based out of Nashville and then Austin).
I struggle with self-promotion, but enjoy promoting the art of others... I served as Director of the San Angelo, TX Cultural Affairs Council and Cactus Jazz Series from 2009-2014, and the San Angelo Concert Series (hosting nationally known songwriters) for 12 years.
These days, I live in Lake Forest, IL with my lovely wife, Claire (an Episcopal priest), our boys Cal (2008) and James (2010), and Harold the dog.
I do feel a vocational call to write and share songs, so I hope you will consider using the contact page to inquire about booking a concert in your venue, church, or home.