Here are my current projects and regular groups. Please email me if you wish to book any of these ensembles, or if you'd like to join the mailing list for any of these ensembles.

burnside looks at the lake Photo by Sarah Halasz Graham
Burnside & Hooker
Described as "a jazzier blues stuck in the Wild West" (Musical Chairs Podcast), Burnside & Hooker is a rising star in the Chicago indie scene. The band has played such prestigious venues as the House of Blues, the Metro, WGN News, Navy Pier, Lincoln Hall, Double Door, and Schuba's. The Total Scene hailed Burnside & Hooker as having "...injected a fresh sound into the local music scene through its intoxicating mix of folk, soul and indie pop/rock." Burnside & Hooker's debut album, Rail Yard Hymns, is available on BandCamp and on iTunes Music Store. The band's second album is slated to be released this spring.

Sad Monster Party Photo by Matthew Hughes
Sad Monster Party
Sad Monster Party smashes together the genres of classical, blues, pop - and even Broadway - with an overall hard rock/metal style. An unconventional combination of dueling viola and guitar solos adds to this band's intriguing sound. For more information, please visit

East Orchard Strings
The East Orchard Strings provide beautiful viola and guitar duets for every occasion. With a large repertoire that includes pop/rock, classical, standards, folk, and holiday music, The East Orchard Strings are available for parties, weddings, and other events. For a sample of The East Orchard Strings, please click here.