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• has performed since the early-90s at more schools in middle and east Tennessee than he can count. 

• has performed for children at multiple festivals and theaters. 

• is a national Parent's Choice award winner. 

• is the host of the WDVX radio show Kidstuff. 

• is on the Tennessee Arts Commission's Teaching Artist Roster. 

• performs and records with The Lonetones. 

• has three children's albums, five albums with the Lonetones, and several other projects to his name. 

• taught music as a visiting artist in all seven Jefferson County public pre-schools for several years. 

• performs regularly for school groups at the Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont. 

• worked in schools for several years as part of the Jubilee Community Arts School Program. 

• taught music and storytelling in Headstart classrooms as a participating artist with the Wolftrap Institute. 

• taught music at Garden Montessori School. 

• teaches musicology courses at the The University of Tennessee covering everything from music of Appalachia to rock ‘n roll to classical to world music. 

• holds a masters degree in ethnomusicology with a focus on music of Appalachia. 

• is the band leader and keyboard player in The John Myers Band. 

• toured as the mandolin player with the Carpetbag Theatre play Between A Ballad and A Blues about Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong. 

• has coordinated the music for the Louie Bluie Festival and Vestival. 

• was the concert manager for the Laurel Theatre in the mid 90s.