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The Vertebrates String Band

My shortlived glory days with the best bluegrass duo in the entire University District of Seattle, WA. Our bandleader was the incomparable Brady Olson. Our debut album, The Lagavoulin Sessions, is sadly out of print, but you can listen to streaming versions of two of our songs here:

Clinch Mountain Backstep

Wayfaring Stranger


My brother, Christopher Pierson created the fantastic design for this site, on his own time!













James J. Pierson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

2020 Horns Point Rd.
Cambridge, MD 21613


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Logo for SEAS Islands Alliance with stylized circular image with three waves of different colors around the circumference of the circle and the words SEAS Islands Alliance around the outside

Logo for Centro Tortuga with stylized spiral image with a sun at the center and waves around the outside and red circles between wave crests and the words Centro Tortuga Diversity Discovery Learning

logo image of the Choptank River with the word Phytochop and stylized images of microplankton

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