A Traveling Black Hillbilly is a cultural nomad. Not necessarily black, but soulful in spirit.
Bassist, banjo player, multi-instrumentalist, producer, songwriter. I have performed on all the major television shows with a variety of stars. I have traveled around the world three times. I have also written over 1500 songs. I currently play bass for Vanessa Williams. I also play banjo and 9 string bass with Chuck Rainey.
I was born in St. Louis Missouri. My mother’s family moved to Missouri from Chicsaw County, Mississippi. My great grandfather played banjo. My father’s family came from Tennessee. I started out as a clarinet player and moved on to the trumpet. I attended Mississippi Valley State on scholarship. I’ve been performing music for 34 years. I also teach digital audio engineering. I plan to make a series of instructional dvds.