Friday, December 29, 2017

Time to retire from the blogging and posting

Hi all,

I've been thinking about scaling back for awhile now. I'd rather be playing tunes than posting about playing tunes at this point in my life. If there's anything that you'd like to save, have at it. I'm estimating by the end of the month, my tunelist and festival recordings will no longer be available via There are lots of other resources on the internets. Better yet, make your own recordings of the jams and tunes that you join in on. It's a great way to learn tunes and techniques. And, they'll be relevant to you.

Here's to a musical new year for one and all. Get out and play with people. Don't wait until you can play better. Do it now. Perfection is overrated. Believe me.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Fiddle Hell 2017 in Westford, MA

Hey, all you fiddling devils! I'm doing a couple of sessions in Hell coming up November 3 - 5, and more jamming packed in over the weekend. Come on along and say hi. I tell people it's like the Flurry Festival, but without the dancing. 😉Well, there is a dance and concert on the Saturday evening, but mainly Fiddle Hell is for the players. And, if you thought it was only for fiddles, it has changed over the years to include workshops for banjo, guitar, singing, and so on.

And, I'm going to link to the Flurry Festival in this post as well, because those wheels are beginning to ramp up. I'll be helping to schedule the Stage and Sound support crews again this year. If you've got some of those skills, watch the website for the online application to open up.

Both of these festivals are great for beginners (actually all skill levels, but particularly for beginners) and jammers. Hope to see you!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Up next in the northeast US

The bookend festival in the northeast summer, Lake Genero, in northern Pennsylvania has some really cool community jam tent activities in the works. Some fast, some slow, some in search of new tags to put at the end of your favorite tunes. See you there!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017