Born and raised in a suburb of rust-belt Indiana, I've been writing songs since the age of 16. After a few years in Beijing and Jiangsu, China, I am now based in Oakland, California. I do all my own tour and show booking.

I have recorded 12 albums since 2001, touring a dozen times through 28 States, as well as a regular gig at bars in Beijing. My sound is a mash of folk, rock, punk, and a little rap.

Current band: 
Adam Balbo (vocals, guitar, harmonica)
Mr. Andrew (drums)
Jon Moyer (electric bass)
PJ Bottoms (tenor saxaphone)

Past members:
Michael Loebs (drums)
Jeanne Foss (vocals, whistle)
Fancy Dan (electric guitar)
Laura Mahan (keyboard)
Sara Lautman (electric bass)

I was also in the twee pop band, The Pool Whales (2011-12).