Here are the musicians that regularly perform with me:



Dana Martin (guitar & vocals)

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 Knowles
She also attended the Henry Mancini Institute in 2005, where she performed jazz and film music with Bobby McFerrin, Patti Austin, Alan 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 Violin 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.