Jody has been performing and teaching for 15 years. He currently maintains a schedule of over 30 students a week. He has played guitar and banjo for artists such as Jim Lauderdale, Alan Munde, Ross Nickerson, and Randy Kohrs. The highlights of his career include performing on the stages of the Grand Ole Opry, Merlefest, and the Philadelphia Folk Festival.
- Allen Shelton, Don Reno, JD Crowe, Osborne Brothers, Kenny Baker, Keith Whitley
- John Coltrane, Clifford Brown, Charlie Parker, Keith Jarrett, George Benson, Kevin Bales, Doug Wamble
2006 Merlefest Banjo Competition Winner
Three Time Winner of the Georgia State Flatpick Guitar/Banjo