I am a fiddle player, music teacher, and square dance caller based in the Bay Area. My passion is playing and teaching fiddle music, and calling square dances.
Although I played music throughout childhood, I didn't discover the fiddle until high school. When my grandfather died, my family found a couple of old violins in his attic. My dad had the better one fixed up, and after my first lesson I fell in love with it. About a year later I discovered bluegrass jamming, and before long was regularly sneaking into the local bluegrass bar for jams.
I play regularly with the Bearcat Stringband.
In 2014, after many nights as a dancer and musician, I started calling traditional square dances, and am happy to say now do quite a bit of that! I've called dances up and down the west coast, including at the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention, The CBA Father's Day Bluegrass Festival Music Camp, Los Angeles Old Time Social, and Parkfield Bluegrass Festival.