I was born in Philadelphia in 1977. There where always instruments in the house. We had an upright piano that was out of tune but was alot of fun to play. My grandfather was a deep influence in my life he would hum and sing mountain songs to me in his old pickup truck. My brother Steave started to play ragtime music on the piano I was around 7 then. Later on I would be working under Nevin Fahs who was an excellent master carpenter in addition to being a great guitar player. He introduced the KickingnMule tabs to me. Soon after that I was introduced to Jack Rose and began my journey down the mountain road of music.