I was born in England but I grew up in Canada and Australia. My family came “home” to England when I was ten but I was already an Aussie at heart, in love with the old convict songs from Botany Bay, the same songs and Scots-Irish fiddle tunes that are at the root of American oldtime and bluegrass music.
I’ve been playing bluegrass music on the guitar (mandolin, bass, or fiddle) since I was twelve. I arrived in the States in 1986 and hosted a bluegrass show on KOPN Community Radio from 1987 to 2014.
On the fiddle I’m writing oldtime Celtic-style fiddle tunes, some more crooked than others. And with Steve O’Dell, I’m writing songs, some more unsettling than others.
NEW SONG: Flies of July