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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Folk Alliance International 2024

 I'm here with Haymakers again. Here's our Private Showcase schedule for the weekend.  Chase us down and say "hi"!

Thu, 2/22

11:45 PM - Roots & Resophonics - Room 745

1:45 AM - Whiskey Mash Band Bluegrass Room - Room 550

Fri, 2/23

10:30 PM - Kerry Blech Trad Room - Room 723

2:40 AM - Access Chicago Mike Room - Room 657

Sat, 2/24

10:30 PM - AFM Local 1000 Showcase Free Zone Song Circle - Room 734

12:30 AM - Covering Your Friends - Room 706

1:30 AM - Lawrence Free State - Room 609

And, after all that fun, we're heading over to Stockyards:

Sun, 2/25

3:00 PM - Stockyards Brewing Co. Sunday Service

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Stringhounds CD!

Rob Loren & I have our new CD in hand!  We're pinching this link from Jedd's "Best Of" listings so you can give it a listen via your preferred streaming platform.


When you get that feeling that you need to own one of these CDs, just go to our website to order!


We're calling this a "soft-open".  Look for our Super Bowl ad in February.

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Merry Christmas!

 Click here for Christmas music videos.

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.