Playing tunes at the Ballard Farmers Mar

 
I got my start singing and performing by playing music on the streets of State College, PA.  I was 22 then, and had only been playing the guitar for a couple years.  I knew a handful of songs but not very well, and I was pretty shy.  Over the course of several years though, I learned how to project my voice and started building up my confidence.  It took a while for me find my identity as a musician but when I did everything started to click in place.  Fast forward a decade later, and now busking (street performing) is my sole occupation.  I have over 130 songs both of my own, and other people's that I have memorized and perform regularly.

Busking has taken me all over the country.  I've played music on the streets of almost every major city on the west coast, in the southwest, as well as the northeast and some of the south.  Here is a list of some of the places I've played:

Boston, MA
State College, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
Charlottesville, VA
Asheville, NC
Austin, TX
Albuquerque, NM
Clovis, NM
Tuscon, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Las Vegas, NV
San Diego, CA
Carlsbad, CA
Glendale, CA

Los Angeles, CA
San Luis Obispo, CA
San Francisco, CA
Berkeley, CA
Eugene, OR
Portland, OR
Seattle, WA
Bellingham, WA
Port Townsend, WA
Friday Harbor, WA
La Connor, WA
Kirkland, WA

Ellensburg, WA
Spokane, WA