I’ve signed a licensing deal with Heyday Media Group, based out of LA. They have represent many roots-oriented performers I’ve admired and followed from the San Diego and national scenes like Charlie Parr, Possessed By Paul James, Pokey LaFarge (formerly), Fanny and the Atta Boys, and Gregory Page.
I’ve written an article on flatfoot dancer Rebecca Stout for the March issue of the San Diego Troubadour. It’s been a real treat working with Rebecca for several years now at concerts and festivals. A few weeks ago, I sat down and had a long talk about her history of dancing and singing and making music growing up in the Deep South and now on the West Coast where she lives. We’re putting on a special show at Kalabash as part of my American Folk Music concert series on March 11th at Kalabash School of Music & The Arts.
Thrilled to announce that the academy at the San Diego Music Awards has nominated G Burns Jug Band’s album ‘The Southern Pacific & The Santa Fe’ in the category of Best Local Recording! It seems only right to celebrate the honor with Chris Hobson, who recorded, mixed, and mastered the album with us at Rarefied Recording in North Park. Read Chris’ writeup on our recording session at his website. The awards ceremony is on October 5th. Wish us well, and if you haven’t heard it yet, take a listen here.
No Depression, ‘the leading voice in American roots music since 1995,’ is running a story on the G Burns Jug Band’s Kickstarter!
“Young musicians around the country have been discovering this over the last ten years or so, as artists like Dom Flemons and Pokey LaFarge gain in popularity. Now, G Burns Jug Band from San Diego can be added to this growing list of young artists who are learning to master the art of pre-War old time music.”
“A joyous and soulful restoration of one of the lost treasures of American musical tradition. ”