acoustic · banjo · blues · festival · fiddle · male singer

Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons: Take Yo Time

A couple months ago, I promised in a previous post to share some of the brilliant music I heard this summer at the Festival of Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend, WA. One of my favorite discoveries is the duo of Ben Hunter (fiddle) and Joe Seamons (banjo, guitar). Their most recent album Take Yo Time… Continue reading Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons: Take Yo Time

acoustic · banjo · female singer · festival

Berkeley Old-Time Music Convention

The Berkeley (California) Old-Time Music Convention is rapidly approaching. BOTMC is an annual festival that features on old-time cabaret, workshops, square dances, jamming, a movie night, concerts, a stringband contest, kid’s stuff, and more. This year’s dates are Sept. 9-13, 2009. Old-time singer Alice Gerrard will be appearing this year. Alice is best known for… Continue reading Berkeley Old-Time Music Convention

acoustic · festival · Irish · male singer · singer-songwriter

The Lost Brothers at Celtic Connections 2009 (MP3)

My favorite part of Celtic Connections was what they call the Festival Club, an after-hours showcase stage featuring various incarnations of whatever bands show up. You never know when a spontaneous jam session might break out, or who might walk out onto the stage. It might be Bela Fleck. Or Tim O’Brien. Or the Lost… Continue reading The Lost Brothers at Celtic Connections 2009 (MP3)

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Sisters Folk Festival

Oh Sisters, where art thou? In the pines, in the pines of central Oregon, and well worth searching out. The 2008 Sisters Folk Festival was held Sept 11-13 in the tiny town of Sisters, Oregon. I traveled to the small tourist town to perform at the festival with my band, Molly’s Revenge. Like some younger… Continue reading Sisters Folk Festival

acoustic · banjo · female singer · festival · traditional

Berkeley Old Time Music Convention

The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention is a four day music festival featuring performances by local and national acts, a rollicking square dance, open cabaret, and the illustrious stringband contest in venues throughout Berkeley. Thursday, September 11th though Sunday, September 14th, 2008 (with Kick-Off Square Dance in SF on Wed, Sept 10th) Guest Artists include:… Continue reading Berkeley Old Time Music Convention

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Portland’s Pickathon

OMIGAWD!! Pickathon starts Friday–that’s the day after tomorrow! Portland’s annual hillbilly-roots hootenanny is one of the best music festivals there is, and I’ve been to quite a few, from Bill Monroe’s Bean Blossom to Yosemite’s Strawberry. I was able to attend Pickathon two years ago, and I’ve inserted a couple videos from 2006 below. As… Continue reading Portland’s Pickathon