I am a multi-intstrumentalist, American living in Barcelona, playing African music for the last 15 years...I play Afrobeat, soukous, Alt-country- I play electric/acoustic guitar, pedal steel, banjo, mandolin, dobro... From hip-hop to country, soukous to afrobeat...I got you.
I am a native Chicagoan who has been living in Barcelona for over 15 years. I am the founder/bandleader/guitarist of the internationally touring Alma Afrobeat Ensemble, guitarist in the soukous/high-life band Afrikemet, multi-instrumentalist in the Americana roots Blueroomess, guitar/synth player in the experimental hip-hop group False Flag, guitar player in the neo-soul/R&B group Circles and Squares, and guitarist with the award winning Guinean singer, Sia Tolno. I have also toured with Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra, ESSO! and many others. Additionally I work as a sideman on studio recordings, playing acoustic/electric guitar, pedal steel, lap steel, dobro, mandolin and banjo, as well as bass.
I recently opened Slow Sound Studios in Barcelona, and am also a co-founder of Slow Walk Music, a record label/management company for African music.
In addition to studying music at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, I have studied with Brian Wilkie (Nashville studio musician), Guillermo Berlanga (legendary pedal steel player), Kwame Adzraku (Ghanian drummer/composer), and David Maestro (guitarist from Benin).
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