Born 1987 into the rich culture of Lafayette, Louisiana, the heart of the unique region known as Acadiana.
Promptly taught Cajun dance forms by elders (standard-issue life skills).
Raised with open ears fed by a musician father and music-loving mother; grew up enjoying Bach, Beethoven, Ives, Stravinsky, Ligeti, Schoenberg, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Louis Armstrong, Keith Jarrett, Joe Lovano, Charles Mingus, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, and a veritable slew of Motown/Stax-era hits.
Also grew up with two sisters who introduced him to 80s/90s alternative/rock/hip hop and a sizable chunk of the American Songbook via musicals, respectively.
Developed through middle school and an excellent H.S. band program, actively performing and receiving instruction on multiple instruments (flute, double bass, electric bass, oboe, drums).
Enrolled in Louisiana State University to study double bass with virtuoso
, also studying with
and performing with the Symphony Orchestra and various chamber ensembles.
Began playing upright bass and electric bass with local musicians in and around Lafayette, Louisiana and Baton Rouge, LA.
While finishing a Literature degree, began spending many nights/weekends in New Orleans building new friendships, musical and otherwise, and began playing in New Orleans more frequently.
Earned Literature degree and promptly moved to New Orleans and began performing regularly, establishing a presence in the local scene and touring/recording with a handful of young New Orleans-based projects.
Has toured/performed in clubs, stages, cafes, bars, homes, radio stations and concert halls across the United States.
Enjoys a diverse network of musical relationships, and work with / have performed or recorded with:
Brad Webb's Making Faces
brea/ker (duo project w/ Brad Webb)
Hildegard - formerly Cliff (Hines)
The Kid Carsons
Roy McGrath Trio - "Long Shot" (2009)
e.company - "On" (2011)
Georgi Petrov "Lost Originals" (2013)
Brad Webb - "Making Faces" (2013)
The Kid Carsons - Forthcoming Release (2015)