The 5th Annual Massachusetts Walking Tour was a hoot! Walking the Bay Circuit Trail with some of my best buddies, and playing shows every night could be nothing less. From June 17th to July 3rd we carried our clothes, food, tents, sleeping bags, instruments, and everything else for a 100+ mile trek from Newbury to Kingston, MA. The folks involved in the Bay Circuit Trail helped us every step away, guiding us along the trail, and gathering each town’s community for our performances. This is a low-elevation, woods-urban trail, where you can go from the middle of the forest to the middle of a city in a couple hours or less, thus we got to experience the chaotic beauty of nature, and orderly bustle of civilization in a repeated cycle.
I’ve got some regional gigs in July with Hoot and Holler, and The Moonlight Ramblers, most notably at the Ossipee Valley Music Festival on July 24th. Then I’ll be heading down south to some festivals in WV and VA, teaching a Bluegrass camp in Mountain View Arkansas, and some general rambling before heading back up to New England to play the North Branch Bluegrass Festival, Cotuit Americana Hootenany, and some other shows with my great friend, fiddle phenom Lucia Thomas. Stay tuned for the Hoot and Holler EP due this October with a coinciding tour!