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 Guitar, Bass, Ukulele



Hometown: Rock Hill, SC

Years playing: 101 years

Years teaching: 22 years

Instruments : Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Harmonica

Current Live Performance: Bristo Blue, Spiral Eyes

Started playing music: 9 years old

Past Bands: The Phones, Panama, The Main Street Blues Band, Wicked Willie

   and the Mojo Jam

Favorite bands / performers: Phish, Yes, Hendrix

Cool music experiences: Met the Dixie Dregs at a club show in Charlotte

Hobbies: Walking the Appalachian Trail, kayaking, climb trees with ropes and knots.

Advice: Work hard but have FUN!!

Links: ReverbNation - Bristo BlueSpiral Eyes

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 Guitar, Bass, Ukulele



Hometown: Mooresville, NC

Years playing: 27 years; Started playing at 15

Years teaching: 16 years

Instruments : Guitar, Bass, Ukulele

Current Live Performance: Out of the Blue - (Coyote Joe's House Band)

Past Bands: Backroad, Travis Powell, Van Waylon

Favorite bands / performers: Eric Johnson, Steve Morse, Joe Satrianin, Brent Mason

Cool music experiences: Played a few songs with Marty Stuart, Made a music video with an original song

Hobbies: Movies and trips with the family.

Advice: You can do anything you set your mind to. It just takes daily practice.


 Violin/Fiddle, Harmonica



Hometown: Rock Hill, SC

Years playing: many

Years teaching: 13 years

Instruments : Violin/Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Harmonica

Current Live Performance: Whippoorwill String Band

Started playing music: 14 years old

Bands/Musicians you have played with? Chuck Nichols, Joel Estes, Quarter Moon, Nonesuch, Rachel Sprinkle; played harmonica for 2013 CPCC production of Big River

Favorite bands / performers: Tim O'Brien, Darrell Scott, John Doyle, Jorma Kaukonen, Hot Tuna, Doc Watson, Solas, Little Feat, The Dregs, John Hartford, Mark O'Connor, Sam Bush, Ken Bloom, a lot of fiddlers!

Cool music experiences: Performed an encore with The Chieftains along with Charlotte musicians at Belk Theater; saw Jimi Hendrix from the front row of the Charlotte Coliseum; sat at Steve Morse's feet while he and the Dregs performed in a Charlotte club; I get to share a music room with Gary Greene

Past jobs: Full Time Teacher with Clover School District, Commercial Salmon Fisherman Mate, worked construction and worked in a mill

Hobbies: songwriting

Advice: Meet and play with different people. Perform and PRACTICE as much as possible.

Links: Whippoorwill String Band

 Drums, Percussion



Hometown:Rock Hill SC

Years playing: 28

Years teaching:15

Education: B.A. in music degree from Winthrop University in 2001. Studied percussion under Dr. B. Michael Williams. Performed with Symphonic Band, Percussion Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Combo Group, and played in pep band for the Winthrop Eagles Basketball team. Chosen to represent Winthrop University as the featured performer at the 1999 South Carolina Day of Percussion.


General career info: Has performed throughout the Southeast with several bands for the past 25 years and is currently an active performer in the Carolinas. Has recorded drum tracks for many artists and projects in the Charlotte-metro area at various recording studios. Has been teaching drums and percussion in Charlotte since 2002.

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