Photo by Richie Leeds

I’m a San Francisco-based composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist fluent in classical music, punk rock, and most styles in between.

I’ve recorded and/or toured with Tom Waits, PJ Harvey, Tracy Chapman, Marianne Faithfull, the Eels, Courtney Love, John Cale,  DJ Shadow, Aimee Mann, Julieta Venegas, Oranj Symphonette, Jerry Harrison, Action Plus, Meat Beat Manifesto, Carrie Underwood, Tchad Blake, Flood, Tipsy, Kimya Dawson, Jill Sobule, Jane Weidlin and Belinda Carlisle, Flea, Les Claypool, O.A.R., and many other artists, though not all at once [Here is a partial discography and here is a longer bio.]

My music appears in many films and television shows. Other clients include Apple, Intel, Disney, National Geographic, Oprah Winfrey Productions, VH1, Universal Music, Zynga, American Conservatory Theater, and the American Museum of Natural History.

Besides playing guitar, bass and keyboards. I’m an ace on two digital recording platforms: Avid’s Pro Tools and Apple’s Logic. I’ve done extensive contract work for both companies, and I am a major independent developer for Apple’s Logic, GarageBand, and MainStage programs.

I released my first solo album in 2022 — a collection of ancient music played on modern instruments.

In January, 2022 I released my first album under my own name: Falling Through Time: Music from the 1300s. I perform 14th-century music note-for-note, but using modern instruments and production. It’s a surreal listening experience, unlike anything I’ve ever heard. You can hear it on Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services.

I’ve toured the world multiple times and performed on The Tonight ShowThe Today ShowLate Night with David LettermanThe Conan O’Brien ShowThe Carson Daly ShowThe Rosie O’Donnell Show, The Tavis Smiley ShowAustin City Limits, and many European programs.

• A partial Joe Gore discography

• Here are some audio clips from some of my favorite sessions.

• Here are video clips of a few memorable performances.