Clawhammer banjo player and teacher
I've been playing and teaching my driving clawhammer banjo style for more than 40 years. I'm the co-founder of the nationally-touring Hotpoint Stringband, with whom I have recorded five albums, and I've collaborated on too many other musical projects to count! Well over 3000 subscribers enjoy my YouTube banjo teaching channel, and a track from my solo CD was featured on an episode of the acclaimed HBO series Deadwood. I won the Ohio State Banjo Contest nine times, and am very proud to have placed in the contests at the Appalachian Stringband Festival (Clifftop) a number of times (3rd in Banjo, and First Place in both the Traditional Band and NeoTraditional Band contests.)
I love teaching banjo, and especially love working with beginners and with folks trying to make the transition to learning tunes from recordings or "on the fly" at jams rather than note-by-note from an instructor or from tablature. Check out my teaching page for more info.