I'm a lover of bluegrass music and play 5-string banjo with my band Bluegrass & Beyond
. We play regionally and have released two CD's, Living' a Dream
and Cover of the Bluegrass News
. We do a mixture of original and cover material in a traditional bluegrass style. Bluegrass & Beyond is a great bunch of guys, and I couldn't ask for a better outlet for my music. I like a wide variety of music, so its not uncommon for my MP3 player to transition from Flatt & Scruggs to Meat Loaf to Steve Earle to Merle Haggard to Ozzie Osborne. You could get musical whiplash hanging out with me!
When I'm not pickin' the 5, you can usually find me reading or watching science fiction or fantasy. I cut my teeth on the likes of Asimov, Heinlein, Clarke, and Poul. While I prefer hard SF, I also enjoy a good fantasy ranging from LOTR to Highlander to Pern. My favorite TV SciFi has to be Babylon 5 with Star Trek: DS9 a close second. I'm not
a great fan of Hollywood's "let's blow up a lot of stuff and have some icky BEM's (bug eyed monsters) eating people" kind of scifi.