After a stint touring with Grammy winner and world figure Joanne Shenandoah, Derek opted for solo performance. His first album, Dream This Picture sold out on Amazon and his second album Speak Less Say More has been selling briskly since it's release in 2012. Derek plays regularly in NYC and throughout the northeast with stops in Montreal, The Hudson Valley and New England. He is now recording his third album.
Backing Joanne Shenandoah along with Texas state musician of the year, Eric Hokkanen, at a large concert venue.