Major Musical Influences:

  • Every one of the chantey-men at Mystic Seaport who are enormously responsible for my musical upbringing
  • James E. Jackson III, under whose tuttelage I developed my musical sensibilities and found my voice
  • Tom Lewis, one of the first singer/songwriters to inspire me
  • Steam Powered Giraffe, whose song Honeybee was the first I learned on Guitar
  • Dave Malloy, composer of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, who inspired me to take up piano again