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California Banjo Extravaganza!

You know I love an extravaganza...add banjos to it, and I'm in heaven! I'm so proud to be a part of this great tour. Apart from myself, it features the banjo picking of Bill Evans, and Ned Luberecki. The backup band is killer (John Reischman, Sharon Gilchrist, Chad Manning, and Jim Nunally). We'll be on tour in California between Nov. 7-12. Click here for details. 

A New Album...banjos, fishing, all for a good cause!

Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a bit of a nut for fishing. It's something I've done my whole life, and there's always been a connection between music and fishing to me. Over the years, on several different albums, I've recorded music that has in one way or another been inspired by fishing and the places I fish. I've always wanted to put them all together in one place, and add some newer ones that I hadn't had the chance to record...the result is "Road to the River" - A Collection of 14 Tunes and Songs Inspired by the Fishing Passion"
 
The album features 9 previously recorded tracks, and 5 brand new ones, and is a benefit for The Elk River Alliance (ERA). Based in Fernie BC, the ERA is a community-based water group that aims to connect people to the Elk River ensuring it is drinkable, fishable and swimmable for future generations. 100% of the profits from this album will go directly to the ERAFernie has become a home away from home for me when I'm on the road and there's nothing I like more than fishing in the Elk River and its tributaries. I know some of the folks who work with the ERA and I respect their dedication and inclusive approach to protecting the water in a way that serves the whole community (not just, but including, fisherpeople). 
 
You can read more about the project, hear the album, and hopefully order a copy (or download) off the website. This is the only place to get it, and once again, all the money from your order goes directly to the ERA. If you know have any friends that you think might be interested in supporting this project, please forward this email along.
 
I think this collection is some of my best work. I'm joined by some amazing musicians such as Andrew Collins, Ben Winship, John Showman, Chris Quinn, Erynn Marshall, Arnie Naiman, Brian Wicklund, Max Heineman, Burke Carrol, Brian Kobayakawa, and Andrew Downing, just to name a few. I hope you'll take the time to check it out!

 

Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — 7th Annual California Banjo Extravaganza California California
The Dakota Tavern (with LAS) Toronto, ON Toronto, ON
The Dakota Tavern (with LAS) Toronto, ON Toronto, ON
The Ten Pound Fiddle (with LAS) Lansing, Michigan Lansing, Michigan
The Dakota Tavern (with LAS) Toronto, ON Toronto, ON
The Local - Solo show The Local, Toronto The Local, Toronto
The Dakota Tavern (with LAS) Toronto, ON Toronto, ON
The Dakota Tavern (with LAS) Toronto, ON Toronto, ON
with Ivan Rosenberg The Local, Toronto The Local, Toronto
Desboro Music Hall (with LAS) Chatsworth, ON Chatsworth, ON
 —  — The American Banjo Camp Port Orchard, WA Port Orchard, WA
 —  — Nimble Fingers Bluegrass/Old-time Camp Sorrento BC Sorrento BC
The Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival (with LAS) Salmon Arm, BC Salmon Arm, BC
Shady Grove Bluegrass Festival (with LAS) Nanton, AB Nanton, AB
Trout Forest Music Festival (with LAS) EAR FALLS, ONTARIO EAR FALLS, ONTARIO
Live From the Rock Festival (with LAS) Red Rock, Ontario Red Rock, Ontario
 —  — Folk on the Rocks (with LAS) Yellowknife, NWT Yellowknife, NWT
Bluegrass on the Grass (with LAS) CARLISLE, PA CARLISLE, PA
 —  — The Winnipeg Folk Festival (with LAS) Winnipeg, Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba
 —  — Old School Bluegrass Camp Picton, Ontario Picton, Ontario