I have been making homemade demos of my original songs since 2003, at the age of fourteen. Since then I have played with numerous groups, starting with the Celebration Praise Team in 2004. In 2007, I was featured as the musical guest on Fox 13's "United Methodist Hour", performing an original song.
I also co-led a band with Jordan Bell and Tillman Scott In high school, and in May 2008 , I moved to Louisville, KY, working, writing, and occasionally performing.
In 2009, I moved back to Northwest MIssissippi. I began to study music at NWCC on a choir scholarship. I formed "Hillhouse,", focusing almost exclusively on my original material. Between May 2009 and July 2012 we performed all over the mid-south, including multiple performances at the New Daisy Theatre, Neil's Music Room, The Daily Planet, and the Rumba Room in Memphis, Nashville's Pope's Place, Goodtime Charlie's in Tupelo, and the first and second annual Love Music Festivals. In March 2010, we headlined the pre-party for Minerva Music Festival (festival that featured Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Saving Abel as headliners). In December 2010 we had the pleasure of opening for CCMA nominee Marlee Scott at Rebel 95.3's 'Miracle on 51' annual charity concert. In 2011 we opened for George McConnell (formerly for Widespread Panic), and won a Memphis contest where our band was featured on several billboards throughout Memphis.
A Full article on the band was featured in the Commerical Appeal in February 2010.
Hillhouse officially disbanded during the summer of 2012.
Over the next few years, I worked extensively with both the Mississippi Music Foundation and The Independence Arts Conservatory, also performing regular solo acoustic shows in the Memphis area.
In August 2013, I came in second place, out of 26 local bands and singer/songwriters, at the "Rock and Rumble Showdown'' at Tunica's Paul Battle Arena. First place winner, Justin Merrick, was nominated for a Grammy the following year.
In late 2013, I joined Tupelo based roots rock band Bonfire Orchestra on lead guitar and piano duties. We play out across the Southeast 3-4 nights a week, ever gaining a reputation for our energetic and genre-bending live performances. We have opened for many great acts, just a few being: Oscar winning actor Billy Bob Thornton's band the Boxmasters, Oscar and Grammy-winning singer Joe Cocker, Grammy nominees the Avett Brothers, Alabama Shakes, and Grammy-winner Jimbo Mathus (formerly of the Squirrel Nut Zippers), and Cory Smith. In 2015, we won "Best alternative song" and performed at the Mississippi Music Awards.
At the 2016 Mississippi Music Awards, I was nominated for three awards as a solo artist: "Folk Artist of the Year", "Artist/Band of the Year", and "Best Original Song". On May 7, I performed at the ceremony and was awarded "Folk Artist of the Year".
Some of the great bands/artists I have shared the stage with: The Burnside Exploration, Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters, Cory Branan, George Mcconnell (of Widespread Panic), Jimbo Mathus (of Squirrel Nut Zippers), Cowboy Mouth, John Anderson, The Eisenhaur Band. David Hoffman (now with Egypt Central), Richard Johnston, Jamison Land (now with Gwar) , Casey Moore. (of Leland), Marlee Scott, Grace Askew, Mojoflo, RT Scott Band, the Kudzu Kings, The Dirt Brothers, Kenny Brown, KC Johns, Duwayne Burnside, The Dammit Boys, Spunk Monkeys, Deadfall Rd., Woodstomp, Amalgamation, Pengea, Amalgamation, Louisville Allstars, Holy Ghost Electric Show. Tori Tollison, Lightnin' Malcolm, Ghost Town Blues, Lance Strode, Jeff Miller, The Gatewood Brothers, Under New Management, Lately David, Rid the Tyrant, Jeff Blaney, Hancock Company, Mark Massey, Roxi Love, Porterhouse, Elephant House, Air Signs, Drew Gatlin, Bonfire Orchastra, Travis Hulette, , and many many more...