Monday, January 3, 2022

Best of...

I get to brag that I'm on album #2 on Jedd's list of local releases.


Click here for the full article.

Thursday, December 16, 2021


Have mercy on us, 2022.  It's been a long couple of years.  

I'm starting to gig again.  I already have a couple things on the calendar for 2022.

I'm putting up a couple Christmas music videos, so check my YouTube channel for that.

Merry Christmas!!

Friday, February 5, 2021

YouTube Channel

 Hey, Mom!

I put a link in the navigation bar (or drop down menu on your phone if you're not my mom) that goes right to my YouTube channel.  I'm finally starting to feel motivated to accomplish something during the pandemic, so I thought a safe activity would be creating music videos.  

Click on "My YouTube Channel" to see what I've been doing lately.



Monday, March 16, 2020

That Train

Cabin fever from doing a little too much "social distancing" in reaction to the COVID-19 virus led to this playtime fun. 

Fender announced the Tenor Tele at NAMM, January 2019, but didn't ship any until much later in the year.  I think I received mine on New Year's Eve Eve.  It arrived strung up like the higher four strings of a guitar (DBGE); very light.  I wanted an electric octave mandolin, so I fit bigger strings on it and tuned it GDAE.  The PR and Leslie have been in the family forever.

This is a Los Lobos tune that I've known for a long time and it sounds really cool with this setup.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Pockets 2019

This year, our venue for the annual Pockets Reunion was Howdershell Park in Hazelwood, MO.  Here are a couple videos from that party.

And here's one from Facebook, but I'm guessing you'll need to be logged into FB for it to work:


Sunday, February 10, 2019


My life-long friend Tommy passed 12/31/17.  We had learned about bluegrass music together back in the 70's.  He left me his banjo, so I felt compelled to learn something on it.  This is a  John Hartford tune Tommy used to sing.

Sunday, September 23, 2018


Haymakers are returning from a tour that took us to Port Royal, SC, where we performed for the city's "Street Music on Paris Street" event.

Here's a link to a video of our first set:

Haymakers performing in Port Royal, SC