In my free time… I like to compose and arrange music, write songs, play mandola with the Baltimore Mandolin Quartet, play piano at folk dance events, go hiking, play Scrabble, eat Mexican food.
If I hadn't become a bassist… I might have become a violinist, flutist, clarinetist, pianist or tubist (I took lessons on all of them)
In my car, you'll most likely find me listening to… WYPR, or WTMD if my daughter is along.
I listen to jazz, (contemporary and vintage), folk and world music to unwind. I would listen to more classical if I had a killer sound system.
The ring tone on my cell phone is… seldom heard.
My most embarrassing moment onstage was… a performance of the Nutcracker Suite when I was playing celeste. In the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, just before the start of the celeste solo, the conductor seemed to stop moving. It was his way of indicating a very soft dynamic to the orchestra. I just thought he had stopped and didn’t come in.
The last book I read was And They All Sang by Studs Terkel.
Most people would be surprised to find out… that I don’t play every instrument.