has an extensive repertoire of old-time fiddle music which crosses over to a strong interest in Celtic music. But he has a particular fondness for waltzes and Celtic airs on the dulcimer, and for the moods he can create. He has performed individually, with his wife, Janet, and with several old-time bands for over 35 years throughout the United States. His technical abilities and musical sensitivity have made Jeff a popular choice for playing on multiple recordings, including music from Ireland, Scotland, the Appalachian Mountains, American folk tunes and World music.
Jeff has won numerous dulcimer competitions in North Carolina and Virginia. Most notably, he was Champion Mountain Dulcimer player at the Fiddler’s Grove Festival in Union Grove, NC numerous times, and he has also won awards on the mountain dulcimer at the prestigious Old Fiddler’s Convention in Galax, Virginia. He has released a number of CDs, the most recent of which is a duo recording with his wife Janet: Celtic Jewels, a collection of their most treasured Celtic tunes. Their timeless beauty, haunting melodies, and lush harmonies have been arranged to feature the mountain dulcimer and fiddle.