This October I’m coming back to Brooklyn for a week of shows. Some will be solo, some backing up my pal, blues queen Mara Kaye. Tell your pals!
Honored to record for David Bragger’s Old Time Tiki Parlour anthology project.
This July I will embark an an epic tour and road trip of the United States. I’ve dubbed this my California Decade tour, as it will almost perfectly coincide with the 10th anniversary of the road trip that brought me from Kentucky to California. For the first leg of the tour, I’ll be joined by my trio with guitarist Tim McNalley and mandolinist Nick Montemarano. We’ll play our own tunes, and serve as backing band to our friends Mara Kaye, classic blues vocalist from Brooklyn, and Rebecca Stout, the Alabaman flatfoot dancer. We’ll get as far as Seattle, then the band will peel away and I’ll camp my way eastward through Yellowstone, the Tetons, and a few more gigs solo in Omaha, Kansas City, and St. Louis. The road will lead back to Kentucky, if only for a brief visit. Then, onward to the Appalachian String Band Festival in Clifftop, West Virginia. And finally, a long drive back to the Pacific.
Travel advice is welcome! Do you know a great place to hike or camp on the route? Let me know! Will you be in the area when I have a show? Come on out! Do you know someone on the path that would enjoy the music I play? Let them know!
July 31st-Aug 4th, Clifftop, WV. Appalachian String Band Festival
My Banjos in the Classroom program has expanded to a second school! I started this program with the Center for World Music in 2018, teaching group clawhammer classes to middle schoolers at San Diego’s Museum School. We’ve now added classes at the San Diego French-American School! Here’s a post from the school’s blog with more details.