Contests:
1st Place Instrumental, 2014 Dallas Songwriters Association Song Contest, "Surreal McCoy, the Hospice Nurse"
Nominee, June 2014, Hollywood Music In Media Awards, "Dogs In Paradise"
Finalist,
2013, 10th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards, "Aileen"
Finalist, 2013, USA Songwriting Competition, "Dogs In Paradise"
Nominee,
August 2013, Hollywood Music In Media Awards, "Surreal McCoy, the Hospice Nurse"
2nd Place Instrumental, 2013 Dallas Songwriters Association Song Contest, "Dogs In Paradise"
Honorable Mention, 2013 Indie International Songwriting Contest, "Dogs In Paradise"
Honorable Mention, 2012 SongDoor International Songwriting Competition, "Aileen"
Finalist, 2012 14th Annual Great American Song Contest, "Hayward Hawthorne"
Finalist, 2012 9th Annual International Acoustic Awards, "Surreal McCoy, the Hospice Nurse"
Finalist, 2012 USA Songwriting Competition, "Surreal McCoy, the Hospice Nurse"
Semifinalist, 2012 UK Songwriting Contest, "Dogs in Paradise" and " Surreal McCoy the Hospice Nurse"
Semifinalist, 2012 International Songwriting Competition, "Dogs In Paradise"
Finalist, 2011 8th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards, "Dogs In Paradise"
Finalist, 2011 The Great American Song Contest, "Surreal McCoy, the Hospice Nurse"

Reviews for The Landing   (links)
Dangerdog Music, August 2012     "The Landing displays his remarkable smooth and transparent style."
Music News Nashville, Dec 2011    "A master class in guitar tunings."

Musesuse.com, May 2012                "Carries on the tradition of the acoustic masters like Leo Kottke and Michael Hedges."     
Skope Magazine, May 2012             "His playing is so precise and crisp each note is an entity of its own."
Neufutur Magazine, May 2012        "The sheer amount of different styles and sounds is amazing"
Music Emissions, May 2012             "A master composer and fingerstyle guitarist."