the musicians that regularly perform with me:
|Dana Martin (guitar &
Dana is a native
Texan who has been inspired by all the different genres Texas music has
to offer. He began singing when he was nine years old and found music
to be a constant in his life no matter where he lived. After a brief
encounter with the trumpet, he fell in love with the guitar and taught
himself to play at age 15.
| A man of diverse musical
interests, Dana has been performing over half his life in variety of
genres including country, rock and contemporary folk. He began focusing
more on song writing in college where he began performing his own
material. A talented musician, Dana was a founding member of the bands
AOB, Country Skies and Memoirs of Ashton.
|Alexis Buffum (fiddle)
Alexis grew up
in Daytona Beach, Florida. She earned a Bachelors of Arts in Music
degree from Florida
State University and a Masters degree in Violin Performance from
the University of
Texas. Her involvement in the UT String Project furthered her
training to teach violin to others. She attended the Frankie
Kennedy School for Irish Fiddling in 2003 and has performed with bands
such as Barco and with master fiddler Liz
She also attended the Henry Mancini Institute in 2005, where
she performed jazz and film music with Bobby McFerrin,
Silvestri, Doc Severinsen, and many others. This past
summer, she was a part of an international music festival in Viana do
Castelo, Portugal. She currently has a violin studio of thirty
students at Blackerby
Shop in Austin, Texas.
|Nick Mitchell (percussion)
A South Austin native, Nick has been active in the music
scene since the age of 7 when he performed with the Austin Boys Choir.
At age 12, Nick began his definitive relationship with percussion. He
has recently graduated from the University of North Texas with a B.A.
in Music with a concentration in percussion.
|Nick is no stranger to celtic music, having
performed with bagpipe bands for over 8 years, including the Silver
Thistle Pipes and Drums and the North Texas Caledonian Pipes
and Drums, competing both nationally and internationally. In addition
to the celtic arts, he maintains interests in the Brazilian and
Afro-Caribbean percussion traditions. His use of world percussion adds
an eclectic flavor to all his acoustic performances.