Born, raised, graduated high school in Austin, Texas. I played trombone in school bands, took piano lessons, and was engaged with the folk music scene. When I was sixteen, I had a year of lessons with composer John Barnes Chance, who gave me an engaging introduction to music theory and composition.
I have been been partner in life and music with singer, songwriter, guitarist, Jane Voss, since 1976. We've played concerts and folk festivals across the country. We've recorded a dozen albums and been featured on several public radio shows heard nationally.
The Steamboat Songs collection results from my several seasons as an entertainer on the Mississippi River steamboats Delta Queen and Mississippi Queen.
You can catch a quick glimpse of me, and a slightly longer bit of my piano music under Harrison Ford, in Cowboys & Aliens (saloon scene near the end). (Hide extended text) ... (Read all)
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