Started learning violin in 3rd grade, “stuck” with it through high school. Took up the instrument off and on next 20 years, finally became interested in other music besides classical in my late 30’s. Performed in several international music events in Phoenix in association with the Alliance French Club, and has participated in Irish Session music since 2003. Enjoy playing bluegrass and cajun, but the celtic music won out in the end. Influences include Stephane Grappelli, Michael Doucet (BeauSoleil), Tammy Rogers (Steeldrivers), Hanneke Cassel, and Kevin Burke.