I’m so excited to be playing the Los Angeles Old Time Social in 2018! The lineup is incredible: Ozark Highballers from Arkansas, twin fiddling of David Bragger and Susan Platz, Echo Mountain Stringband, Have More Fun Stringband, and the Yo Pitzy Jug Band with our old pal, papa Jonas from the Red Barn Series.
I recently concluded the first season of American folk music concerts in La Jolla. It’s been a thrill hosting so many wonderful musicians over the last twelve months. I’ve put together a clip of some of my favorite moments. I’ll be taking a few months off to think about the next season and brainstorm ways to expand the audience and reach of these shows.
This fall, I’ll be serving as an artist-teacher, leading a clawhammer banjo class at San Diego’s Museum School, right next to Balboa Park. This is a 10-week pilot program that is the result of a partnership between the Center For World Music, Deering Banjos, and the San Diego Music Foundation. The Center For World Music hopes to secure funding that will allow year-round banjo class as part of their “Music In The Schools” program, which brings classes in traditional musical arts from around the world to San Diego’s public schools.
I’ve been invited to serve as a judge at the 46th Annual Santa Barbara Old Time Fiddler’s Convention. I performed at last year’s festival with Tim McNalley, and am so excited to have an “in” at the festival once again. This is in no small part owing to the amazing featured performers scheduled this year, including Kirk Sutphin, Clarke Buehling, Spencer & Rains, and Echo Mountain (whom I met at last year’s fest and whom I hosted for my folk music series earlier this year).
Look out! Save the date! Bake some cookies! Drink some milk! G Burns Jug Band is coming to a town near YOU granted you live east of the Mississippi river and south of the Ohio. If you live in one of these fine communities or know folks that do, be sure to rsvp and share our Facebook event pages and help us impress those talent bookers in New Orleans, Hattiesburg MS, Paducah KY, and Louisville’s Nachbar and National Jug Band Jubilee.