Based out of Pinedale, Wyoming, Rooster is an award winning professional bluegrass fiddlist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with over twenty years of experience performing and writing music.
In the beginning of his music career, Rooster was a competitive fiddlist who frequently placed in the top of his division and often won first place titles at competitions all across Utah, Idaho and Wyoming.
In more recent years, Rooster toured the Intermountain states extensively as a member of Salt Lake City based Alt-Country band, Matthew & The Hope.
Rooster frequently hires out to fellow touring bands across the West. He is currently playing for-hire for nationally touring, one-man blues and country band, Tom Bennett of Villa Rica, Georgia. As a duo, Rooster and Tom have been featured as an opening act for Grammy nominee, Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band.
Beyond hiring out as a fiddlist for professional bands, Rooster tours the Western states as a one-man country band. He was recently selected by the Wyoming Arts Council to perform as part of a showcase of Wyoming musicians during the art council’s 50th anniversary celebration in Lander, Wyoming.
Rooster performs his original compositions about whiskey, cowboying, love (both lost and found) and good ol' country living. He infuses his performances of original music with time-tested covers from favorite bands and artists such as The Rolling Stones, Chris Knight, James McMurtry and Jason Isbell/The Drive-By Truckers.
Rooster's music is often described as Cowpunk; a mix between old country acts such as Hank Williams Sr., George Jones and Waylon Jennings combined with newer acts such as Hank III, Robert Earl Keen and Wayne "The Train" Hancock.
Rooster travels with his own professional sound system* and lighting. Utilizing an archtop guitar, kick drum, harmonicas and singing his heart out all at the same time, he exceeds at producing a large volume of sound all on his own.
While this may seem challenging to some, Rooster has no difficulty in keeping pace with bands that have multiple members and instrumentation. He is also well known for sometimes breaking out the ol' fiddle for anything from a foot-stomping hoedown to an emotionally stirring waltz.
Rooster's music is guaranteed to leave listeners thirsty for sounds that stir the soul and inspire the imagination