This page is very important. It is a list of my musical/artistic friends and collaborators. Please look them up. They are wonderful people, doing good things for their communities, and the world.
Sam Moss is a smoldering musician. Virtuoso guitarist and violinist, he's also an exceptional songwriter, singer, composer, and banjo player. An extremely unique person, to say the least. We met at Bennington College, playing gypsy-swing. Sam is also a member of the Howling Kettles, and Hot Eagle.
Alison May sings to astound, writes incredible, detailed music, and plays guitars and drums with the best of 'em. We have collaborated on recordings, tours, and performances. She is an inspiring Professional and Creative. Alison also makes me laugh my guts out.
George Weber was my high school music teacher. He is an ongoing inspiration to me, and many others. We're regular bandmates in the Roaring Fork Valley now, but George is also a humble Grammy-nominated educator, and first-rate vibraphonist and percussionist.
Trevor Wilson is a titanic creative force. Another huge inspiration for me and many other artists. He is always changing, shifting, refining- an ongoing master at being himself. We met at Bennington College.
Kitty Brazelton was one of my professors at Benningon College, in Vermont. I began playing music relatively late in life and didn't study it thoroughly until college. While I certainly struggled as a newcomer to musicianship, Kitty reassured me that my hard work would pay off in the long run. Thank you Kitty!
John Kirk was another music professor at Bennington College. He has a unique glow about him, and plays almost every stringed instrument extremely well. John is also a model gentleman, folk scholar, and superlative role model to many.
Chris Kelly and I began playing music as a duo blues band in my garage, covering the White Stripes, Howlin Wolf, and Led Zeppelin. We got our first gig together, straight out of high school in the "house band" during open mic nights at the now-defunct Club Chelsea in Aspen. Chris currently lives in Austin, TX.
Michael Addis is my cousin, and was the first musician I met in my family. He also leans towards American Roots music, and has had a big influence on my musicality over the years. Michael is a gender studies/psychology professor, and recently published a book.
Lester Price is the wry, twisted genius behind Misery Loves Co Records. He is also a harmonic Picasso, and knows every way to invert every chord (seriously). Lester's guitar playing is often subtle, taking you on a journey so smooth you don't even realize you've left home until you're coming round the bend, front door in sight. He is a constant advocate for music education in the US.
The Future Collective is based in Brattleboro, VT. The collective was formed by my dear friends and neighbors while I lived there. According to their mission statement, they are "working to provide fun, accessible, inclusive, anti-oppressive, community-minded spaces and events that foster creative, political and personal expression."