My bachelor’s degree is in music. Originally I was going to make my living as a jazz saxophonist. Then I was going to me a band teacher. But for various reasons that we can discuss over a bourbon one of these days, music did not become my career. Still I’ve found a number of ways to incorporate music into my life.
My musical tastes are widespread and I find myself sampling from many genres. I especially love the world of folk music, including traditional music from all over the globe. I spend a lot of time with the American genres of cowboy, Cajun, and old-time. As I mentioned earlier, jazz was my first love and I never stray far.
I starting writing about music in 2009, both for this website and for RootsWorld magazine. Since 2011 I’ve been involved in community radio. I host a weekly show featuring a broad swath of folk music called Ramblers’ Retreat. And I got involved with the Hermit Music Festival in 2013. Through these endeavors, my goals are to help readers and listeners discover artists who are making great music and to promote music as a way to build friendships that rise above political boundaries.
I’ve lived my entire life in the American West, so while musically I look across the entire globe, I consider the West my home. I blog about my travels around the West at Keep On Ramblin’.
You can reach me through email: email@example.com. I am fairly active on Google+, far and away the best of the social media sites available today. I have a few other social media accounts that are in various states of use.