My first musical love was, and in many ways remains. hand percussion. I started on the bongo and congas about 30 years ago and have learned about a dozen percussion instruments along the way, many of which feature in my original music and covers. Some of my favorite instruments include congas, talking drum, djembe, cajon, shekere, kalimba, wood blocks, shakers and bells of all stripes. I like to create a rythmic tapestry as scaffolding around my music, with subtle beats and polyrhythms.