I've been awfully busy this winter, between moving, starting a new job at the Patterson School Foundation, launching a podcast, starting fiddle lessons at the Jones House, Shipping out Draft-a-Dragon (FINALLY), and playing out with my buddy Tim McWilliams. I've posted up a few things below if you are in the Caldwell County area. If you don't live all that close, but would like to attend, you can always stay at our Air B&B here in Wiese Dorm with me and my new feline, Mac!
Our workshop series (which supports our incubator farm program), curated by Michelle Dineen and I, looks to be wonderful. I'll be leading a few of them myself, and can't wait to add more offerings as time goes on. I'm particularly pumped about Bean Stringing Ballad Singing. Right now we only have 3 events posted on eventbrite, but you can see the entire workshop series list below. And we'll be working on the events page on PSF's website.
Also, I'll be performing period music for Love Makes a Home: The Life of Rebecca Boone. It's a beautiful play and we are going to give it in a stunning venue called the Chapel of Rest. Terra is really special in this role, and she'll be coming a long way to perform it. My Theatre Degree is rusty, but it still runs!
One thing that has been a huge treat for me is playing with my buddy Tim McWilliams. We lived in Boone for three years but never played out together once! He asked me to fill in for Sun the Bassman (who has cut off his hair and is headed out to become a lawyer) and we just have a big old barrel of fun. Follow us on Facebook to get some updates on when we maybe be playing near you!
And, coming up soon, I'll have the pleasure of playing with Brett and Pan at the Jones House in Boone. They are some of the best and kindest old-time musicians I have ever met. They've taught me some great tunes this year that I can't wait to share. Joel Savoy will be playing right after us, and I am really excited about it, I'm an ignoramous when it comes to cajun music, but even I have heard of Joel. He is just awesome. I am glad I'm playing first!