August 6, 2018

The Low Waste Musician Experiment, One Year Later.

Last year in September I decided to challenge myself. After reading articles and watching clips about the maelstroms of plastic coagulating in our oceans my conscience couldn't take it anymore. I knew I was a big part o...

May 22, 2018

You may know me as a folk singer or as a bluegrass musician, you might also know me as a janis joplin-esque rocker. Fans of both won’t be disappointed with the album “Cast Iron Shoes” a dynamic mixture of spitfire songwriting and contemplative melancholy.

In July of 201...

April 18, 2018

Until I started shaking hands with American diplomats at the Embassy, I hadn't realized what a truly strange time it was to be in Russia. Almost everyone I talked to was going home.

Della Mae had gotten the offer late last year, and we were able to fit it snugly in-betw...

December 24, 2017

At the beginning of 2017, as I stared months of open weekends down, I realized that I was more anxious than I cared to admit. For the previous six years my time had been filled to the point that I had to defend a few precious weekends out of a year. Now I was wide open...

October 29, 2017

Did you know that there is a garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean the size of Texas? Thats about 270,000 square miles of TRASH. Most of that trash is plastic. Not only that but there are four more patches just like it swirling in gyres throughout every ocean, no one know...

September 26, 2017



Portsmouth, NH

In 2012 my bluegrass band, Della Mae, auditioned for a program called American Music Abroad.

The American Music Abroad program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Association of American Voices.


September 15, 2016

It's been a week since we wrapped the bikes in painters plastic and crossed our fingers as we watched them jerk through the oversize baggage carousel at Logan airport. Since then we've biked approximately 204 miles from Geneva around Lac Leman then south to Lac Annecy,...

June 10, 2016


11 hours into a 16 hour plane flight across the Pacific Ocean I found myself thinking 'This trip better be worth it'. On my last extreme flight headed to Bangladesh I had been in Business Class with Qatar Airways, and was definitely missing the plush accommodat...

May 27, 2016


As my time with Della Mae comes to a pause I have started to reflect upon some of the amazing opportunities we've had as a band. The travel with the U.S. State Department, the GRAMMY nomination, the opportunities to play with and meet some of my musical heroes and of...

May 27, 2016

Its been fun to put together a new project and start developing our sound! This time I am playing with Chris Hersch (Guitar, Banjo) formerly of Girls Guns and Glory and Paul Chase (Bass) who as some of you remember used to play in Hey Mama with me. We've had our first...

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