From the "South Side" of Chicago, comes a true hero of the Blues... interpreting vintage acoustic Delta style Blues and Folk obscurities, and featuring a song bag of original bottleneck slide Blues and Folk songs, influenced by early American Roots Blues and eclectic Folk novelties, to the delight of audiences everywhere for the last three decades.
This award winning songwriter, recording and performance artist has gained multinational media attention via recent compositions like, "Wall Street Bail Out Blues". Major industry multimedia recording collaborations continue to garner fans and recognition worldwide. Featured in a half dozen film and video projects across the US, on the recordings of more than a dozen Northwest artists, in addition to eight self produced recordings since 1995.
Turning trash into musical treasure with a homemade, "Nobro", resophonic guitar, constructed from recycled garage sale junk. Among the list of recycled items used to create this musical found object functional art sculpture is a slice from an old base ball bat, a piece from a vintage vegetable steamer set, a couple of 1950s record player speaker cavity cover plates, a brass door kick plate, a 100+ year old piano's sound board and a table leg.
Earthy vocals, bottleneck slidin' and the rhythmic moans of harmonica combine, while foot stompin' abounds. Unique among Northwest songwriters and singers, an aficionado of storytellin', a fingerpicker of found and self-penned messages and a premiere virtuoso Daredevil in the musical folk art of exploring the eerie tones and subtle timbre of bowed hand saw melodies.