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Beginning at a young age, Nick began his musical journey both in the bluegrass and classical worlds. First picking up the mandolin, and then the guitar, he joined his father’s bluegrass band by the age of seven — and began to perform all over New England. 

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Nick would go on to study classical and jazz trombone, learning alongside greats such as Max Culpepper, Nic Orovich, Ron Barron, and many others. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education at the University of New Hampshire.


After studying classically, he refocused on his bluegrass background and moved to Asheville, North Carolina — where he has performed and recorded with the Larry Stephenson Band, Roland White, the Mountain Faith Band, the Dauphinais Brothers, Grammy winners Jim Lauderdale and Bobby Hicks, and many local bands as well. He has had a hand in writing many charting songs in bluegrass and Americana, including several number ones. 

To date, Nick has given thousands of performances —from storied venues like the Grand Ole Opry, MerleFest, and the Station Inn to Atlanta Falcons games,  the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Atlanta United Soccer games, and even Super Bowl LI. He has several TV and radio performances throughout the country and Canada to his credit. Nick is also active outside the bluegrass genre. He has worked with hip-hop trio Deltron 3030, and regularly records background music for songwriting demos, YouTube content creators, and video game composers. Nick has been a studio musician for three Netflix movies: Pinch (2016); Highway to Havasu (2017); and Randy’s Canvas (2018).

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Currently, Nick enjoys playing bluegrass in Western North Carolina with Cast Iron, and americana with Brew Davis, recording often, and building meaningful relationships with his students at the Academy for the Arts in Asheville. He makes his home in Weaverville, NC with his wife and two children.


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