BioBorn in Oberlin Ohio, grew up in Lorain, Ohio and southern West Virginia. The musical environments of the hard rock midwest and the appalachian musical tradition of west virginia were deeply felt and absorbed by me. The steel mill and ship building town of Lorain, with its violent weather, poor economy, and railroads across it all have gone right into the music.
Spent mid 1980's-1990 in various musical projects including metal bands which mainly played in Cleveland Ohio, along side of these projects were the first versions of the material which became Songs: Ohia.
Have done many tours including recent U.S. and European dates with Arab Strap, Appendix Out, John Fahey, David Grubbs, Jim O'Rourke, Edith Frost, Trans Am, Rex, the Danielson Family, Hood, Movietone, Modest Mouse, Red Red Meat, Brokeback, Two Dollar Guitar and many others.
Songs: Ohia is named after the Hawaiian Ohia tree.