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Some clips of March performances

Well, it's always interesting to stumble upon Youtube videos of yourself performing that other folks have put online. Here's a sample of some videos folks have put up of some of my recent performances.


The East Tennessee State University Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Program Faculty Concert at the Down Home, Johnson City, TN:


A Guest Spot with SIGEAN at a St. Paddy's Weekend Show at the Down Home.

This video starts with a intro lick and jig I got from Ontario fiddler Shane Cook and continues with some reels from the Sault Sainte Marie Area.



Springtime Fiddling


Well, it was over 60 degrees here in China Township, today. Besides enjoying a walk in the soggy woods and a short bareback ride on a horse, I recorded some old fiddle tunes on a webcam. These are pretty rare tunes today. They all come from Michigan fiddlers in three different parts of the state. I thought I'd post this video here for the amusement of those who may come by.


It's (just about) March: New Press Kit and Gearing Up for Summer

Well, March is nearly here and I'm gearing up for a summer traveling and performing in Michigan.

Today, I finished off a new press kit which I will be sending out. Click here to view.

I'm also working on a creative book project which will hopefully be released in time for summer shows, so keep tuned.

That all said, it is still the end of February and I've got plenty of winter and spring events happening. There's a contra dance tomorrow, a dance on St. Paddy's Day, and I'm hosting an Appalachian jam party for the Arthur Morgan School of North Carolina, among other things. Keep up to date through my schedule page.