is a talented multi-instrumentalist, guitar, banjo, and bones, who endeavors to share his love and knowledge of old-time American music. He was an integral part of the Grammy award winning Carolina Chocolate Drops from 2010 to 2014. Since 2015 to 2018, he was active in touring and a recording member in the Rhiannon Giddens band. Since the he has pursued a solo career with performances around the world.
THE DOWN HILL STRUGGLERS
is an old time string band based simultaneously out of Kentucky and New York. They have released albums on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and Jalopy Records and are featured on the soundtrack to the Coen Brothers film, "Inside Llewyn Davis” produced by T-Bone Burnett. The Down Hill Strugglers band formed while hanging out at the home of their mutual friend Peter Stampfel of the Holy Modal Rounders, where they also met bandmate and mentor John Cohen of the New Lost City Ramblers.