Bio and Resume

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Work

1996 – 2001

Pigeon Nest Education Urban Ministry and Arts

Volunteer, Director

1999 – 2001 Kentucky Arts Council

Grant recipient (CAR) Community Artist in Residence.

SPLATCH (Jazz Fusion)- Congas

PRANA Percussion – Poetry, Djembe, Flutes and various percussion


2001 – 2017

CSX Transportation – Conductor / Locomotive Engineer

Union work –

Secretary of Brotherhood Of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Div. 78

National Co-Chair – Railroad Workers United

National Organizer – Railroad Workers United

Steering Committee – Teamsters for a Democratic Union

General Member and Organizer – Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W)


2015 –

Performer / Organizer – Joe Hill Roadshow 100

Kentucky Arts Council grant recipient

( Music of Kentucky’s Labor History and

Old Time Banjo Apprenticeship with

Sue Massek)


Music and Percussion study

Herbie Johnson – 1989 – Louisville

Musa Uthman – 1990 – Louisville

Babatunde Olatunji – 1994, 1996 – Omega Institute

Famoudou Konate – 2006 – Nashville, TN

Bolokada Conde – 2010, 2012, 2013 – Urbana, Il , Louisville, KY


2018 –

The Belle Of Louisville Steamboat

Deckhand . Fireman

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