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Currently, I play regularly 5 days a week on Broadway in Nashville as well as in sessions as requested. I am exploring the online resource for live musical performance in separate environments to be able to provide concerts and shows for public and private functions. I continue fostering relationships with many people in the music industry to further my career and keep playing music.
I am a Colorado native with a rich musical heritage, and I began lessons at the age of 7. My Aunt taught me at the age of 14 to play with her country bands. When she passed away from cancer, I stepped in her shoes and continued the legacy. I attended South Plains College in Levelland, TX to further my education and received an Associate of Applied Arts Degree in Commercial Music, where I focused on country, bluegrass, western swing and jazz genres. I played with several local bands throughout Texas and Oklahoma through college and after. I moved to Fort Worth where I was hired to play with Dave Alexander (and his Legends of Western Swing Band), Dan Roberts (singer, songwriter) and others. In 2003, I moved to Nashville to further pursue my music career and was hired immediately by several bands on the lower Broadway honky tonk strip. I also briefly toured with Tanya Tucker, Trent Willmon, Billy Arnold, The Roys, Chelsea Lena, and several others. I've also toured with Wild Gypsy with the USO and AAFES to play for the troops in many countries. You can also find my fiddle and vocals on several independent label artists and groups EPs and recordings. Recently, I've recorded with Sarah Lawton, Frank Foster, Jim Brown, Sarah Martin and others. Please visit my website www.thebarefootfiddler.com for extensive discography and career history.