We all have that memory; the moment when we knew music was more than something to pass the time or a casual hobby. For me, it was Phish New Years Eve 1995 at Madison Square Garden. I was a high school sophomore. That night, I got stubbed down from the 400s to the floor. The house lights went down, the first note sounded, and everything changed. We’ll leave the rest of the details out for now.
Countless shows, festivals, and tours later, here we are. The Bar-Line Shift will pick up where I left off in the late ‘90s. After hosting a weekly show on WLVR community radio for a few years, Ice Cream for Your Ears and the accompanying assistant music director role were put on hold for a part-time news and producer gig at WDIY (Bethlehem public radio). These positions were absolutely definitive. I want to share the experience that happens on the road, away from the stage, and before the show. It’s been my pleasure to have previously booked and programmed such acts as the String Cheese Incident, Keller Williams, Leftover Salmon, moe., Shaggy, and Railroad Earth. Each of those experiences and many others have helped me see the industry in its entirety, and I’m so grateful for that.
As my life has expanded, the music continued, the love never abated, and it’s time to bring it full circle. As you know, it takes a community effort to pull off every show. The Bar-Line Shift will bring listeners into the entirety of the industry we all love, but may not know from all of those angles.
But why the Ph? The Ph is legit - in 2016, I graduated from NC State University with a PhD focused on instructional technology (how people learn using tech). As a lifelong learner and teacher, I apply the same principles of research and education to anything I do; class is in session every day for PhDJ.
Live Gigs (and artwork, too!)
I'll happily open, close, or set break your guests with some music - designed for your particular event. This is true for celebrations of any type where I can help set the tone for you. If you like, I'll even make a poster for the day!
I've been fortunate to play some tunes around notable musicians like The Kitchen Dwellers, Todd Sheaffer (Railroad Earth & From Good Homes), The Drunken Thorns, Keith Hicks (Jublingo), and Dave Halchak (Giant Walking Robots & Wake Up and Live), and more. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for scheduling and other details.