2013 was a big one for me. I released my first solo album, took part in the maiden voyage of the For The Sake of the Song Roadshow, and the 2013 Massachusetts Walking Tour, won the Ossipee Valley Music Festival band competition, and played lots of shows and tours with my new projects, The Moonshine Ramblers, and Hoot and Holler. As the year came to a close, I was honored to receive the distinction of Boston’s Favorite Guitar Picker, in a tie with Andy Cambria (a fantastic picker himself) in local music blog Red Line Roots’s Beg Red Recognitions! I want to thank each and every one of you for the love and support that helped make last year a success.
The holidays brought lots of family time, good food, and rest. At the dawn of the new year, it’s already shaping up to be a big one! It kicks off with Boston Celtic Music Fest, where I will be playing the kickoff concert with Bronwyn Keith-Hynes and BB Bowness this Friday, January 10th at 7pm at Club Passim.
March will bring a Moonshine Ramblers tour from Maine to Arkansas, with a big ol’ St. Paddy’s day stint in NJ, and a recording session that will yield a full band version of The Gardener of Babylon. Hoot and Holler will be releasing an EP, and joining Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards once again for the 2014 Walking Tour in June. Of course, solo and band shows will be happening frequently all over the northeast. Most notably the Ramblers will be performing a main stage set at the Ossipee Valley Music Festival at the end of July!
Feel free to give me a shout if you would like to host a house concert, or have a favorite venue you’d like to see me play at. Much much more is sure to come. Keep your eyes on the tour schedule to see what’s coming up in your area, many more shows will be added as the weeks and months roll on. The future is rich in music, friendship, and rambling, so let’s let the good times roll!