I've made my mark as “one of the very best and most influential fiddle players in Canada” (Steve Pritchard, CIUT 89.5 FM). Over an 20-year career spanning 4,500 shows across North America and Europe, I've become well-known as an exciting and innovative live musician and am in demand as a session player, a sideman and a teacher. I bring a hard-earned, professional understanding to the music I love to play.
From my start as a professional in Montreal in 1996, playing 5 nights per week in Irish pubs and folk clubs across eastern Canada, I fell in love with the sound of traditional fiddle playing, absorbing the playing of such greats as Tommy Peoples, Kevin Burke, Frankie Gavin, Vassar Clements, Scotty Stoneman, Kenny Baker, Buddy Thomas, Eck Robertson and many others. Through careful study of written transcriptions and old recordings and a relentless pursuit of accurate reproduction, I've built my repertoire of tunes, chops, styles and technique. I've developed a sound and approach that is unique, one that I can command and relate to many genres of music. I've also learned to teach this approach to others through many seminars and camps. To this date, I continue to develop my playing, learning from and sharing with all of the great musicians that I meet in my touring and performing life.