I grew up in the midwest as the son of a university professor. I went to Harvard College and then later via Woodstock to the University of Alaska for three years. Winding my way through the turbulent late 60′s and 70′s, I finished my education in applied music at Indiana University where I studied jazz with Dave Baker, flute with James Pellerite and saxophone with Eugene Rousseau. I added clarinet to my stable of instruments and studied studied traditional music theory and history. The biggest part of my training, however, has been in the studios and clubs of Nashville.