Starting in the late 60s in high school orchestra, Hyram learned to read music and apply it to the violin. He loved the southwestern lifestyle, and admired the local bands that came to town to play dance music every Saturday night in his hometown of Alamogordo, NM. A friend introduced him to one of the best fiddle players in the state, and from that relationship Hyram became a champion fiddler, winning over his mentor and moving into the national champion spotlight.
Playing with friends for fun and practice, Hyram became a recording artist at the tender age of 16 when he recorded his first album at Goldust Records in Mesilla Park, NM. Working for a railroad company for most of his adult life, Hyram spent most weekends in Nashville, traveling back and forth to keep both ends of the candle burning. As soon as retirement became an option, Hyram moved to Dickson, TN and now spends all his free time composing music for sessions, movie tracks, and producing other artists to help them get recorded.
Hyram is a respected session player himself, and has played on multiple stages with established recording artists. He has five collections of instrumental music ranging from traditional country/bluegrass to jazz and new-age stylings.