Touring as a duo with the incredible mandolinist/singer-songwriter Sierra Hull is my main gig at the moment. We met in 2014 through the making of her Béla Fleck-produced album Weighted Mind, on which I was the featured artist. The album went on to receive a GRAMMY nomination in 2016 for best folk album, and multiple nominations from the IBMA. Over the last 3 years we have played hundreds of shows all over the world, and have had a lot of fun developing as artists together. Though primarily a duo at the moment, the great saxophonist Eddie Barbash will be joining select tours in 2018. Check out Sierra's website, or the tour dates page here to see where we'll be next!
Thorleifur Gaukur &
A brand new duo project with one of the most talented diatonic harmonica players out there! Thor and I, after having met in passing several times for several years, finally got together at my place in Nashville early in 2017. The musical connection we made that day was exciting and promising, and we quickly hatched a plan to tour his home-country of Iceland later that spring. We strive to avoid any genre boundaries, and play everything from swing-era tunes to bebop, bluegrass, old-time, baroque, all strung together with a healthy dose of free-improvisation. Our other goal is to always tour in beautiful places and always build in time to hike, climb, and explore - Iceland was a good start! Look out for some more shows in 2018, and check out Thor on the road with the Icelandic rock band Kaleo!