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Saturday, September 9, 2023

Walnut Valley Festival 2023

Here's when I'm playing:

Monday, 9/11, 9pm: I might will crash Haymakers' set at Patton's Pickin' Parlor.

Tuesday, 9/12, 1pm, Pop & the Boys, Marquee Performance Center, 1007 Main Street. This is often attended by school kids who we entertain with murder ballads and anti-drug messages.

Tuesday, 9/12, 6pm-ish: Pop & the Boys in front of Union State Bank, part of the music/burger crawl.

Wednesday, 9/13, 7pm, Stage 5, Pop & the Boys.

Friday, 9/15, 11:15pm, Stage III, Haymakers.

Saturday, 9/16, 7:30pm, Stage 7, Eric Nelson Trio

Saturday, 9/16, 9pm, Stage 5, Wayne Gottstine & Co.

Friday, September 1, 2023


This is a video that Michael Cobb shot at the Artichoke the night before the Kansas Fiddling and Picking Championships. The tune is Brilliancy, one of the two tunes I played the next day. I didn't place, but the whole exercise of preparing for and competing in the mandolin competition was priceless.

Click here for Brilliancy

Wednesday, August 2, 2023


 I know it's early, but put a star and a smiley face on Oct 6, because it'll be a fun night at The Brickyard in Old Town, Wichita, KS.  Wayne Gottstine is taking the stage at 9pm, backed by Dr. Mark Foley on bass, Jamie B on vocals, and myself on mandolins.  Mark, Wayne and I played a little in the late oughts and early teens, so it's been a while, and we're excited to reconvene with the addition of Jamie.  I can't wait!

Tuesday, July 25, 2023


 I'm accompanying Wayne Gottstine at Manhattan's Arts in the Park Friday. 

Info Here.

It'll be hot, for sure, but the sun should be on its way down by the time the evening kicks off.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Pop & the Boys CD!

Literally years in the making, it is done.

Listen to it (before you acquire your own CD) on your favorite music streaming source by searching for "Pop & the Boys".

Saturday, May 21, 2022


...stands for Folk Alliance International, which is having its convention in KC this week. Haymakers has a showcase performance at 7pm tonight at the Westin Crown Center location (I think, I better check...).