Scratchdog Stringband

Songs, Fiddle, Mandolin

I am fortunate to have had a fruitful career with Scratchdog Stringband. As a front man, multi-instrumentalist, singer and booker, I was always afforded opportunity to grow as a professional performer. We performed at Northwest String Summit, the region’s premier music festival; we were performed at the behest of the U.S. State Department for a humanitarian tour in Russia; and we played at various festivals throughout the U.S., touring the Pacific Northwest extensively for 7 years.

As the pandemic shifted so many things, Scratchdog has disbanded - moving vans were loaded for some, rings were exchanged, babies were made - the stuff of life - and who knows maybe there'll be a reuinion someday!

The Sweet Old Souls

Guitar, Fiddle

The Sweet Old Souls began as a fireside serenade. Often it was just Susanna and I performing for an audience of one, Naga the dog. Eventually we played a few shows in California and Oregon, and then we put together a truly soul-warming album, “Go to Town,” which features 19th century cowboy songs, 1920s-50s country and jazz, and even a traditional Klezmer tune.

A hallmark aspect of the music is its Carter-style harmonies, constantly intertwining over an old Harmony Arch-Top Guitar and an even older Martin Soprano Ukulele. The music is sweet, the songs are old, and the souls of the players are timeless.

Find The Sweet Old Souls on Facebook and Reverbnation!