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Check out my lessons page- I'm giving both in-person and virtual lessons, and I have slots available now for the fall.


I'll be teaching at Jam Camp North, a weekend-long music camp devoted to Old Time and Bluegrass Music, held at the Prindle Pond Conference Center in Charlton, MA on the weekend of September 24-26, 2021. Other staff include Adam Hurt and Beth Williams Hartness, Maggie Shar, Jane Rothfield and Allan Carr, Skip Gorman, David Surrette, and Louise Bichan. Lots of sheltered outdoor jam and class spaces! For more information look here:

Wednesday Night Old Time Sessions at The Bayou Bar and Grill, 221 Shaw Street, New London CT, 5:30-9pm

​Every Wednesday night there's great Old Time String Band music at The Bayou Bar and Grill featuring local musicians and out-of-town guests. Fiddle, five-string banjo, guitar, mandolin, upright bass, and other instruments play some of the best social music you've ever heard. Outdoors, but sheltered from rain, and the food is some of the best you'll ever taste! Come eat, drink, listen, dance, or bring an instrument and some tunes and throw down! (Not a slow jam- we play like the house just caught fire). 


 Sept. 15, 22,29 

Weekly Old Time Jam session at the Bayou BBQ and Grill, 221 Shaw Street, New London CT, 5:30-9pm Outdoors, sheltered from rain. 


I'll be interviewed later this month for a podcast on Sea Chanteys by the creators of the video game Assassin's Creed, which features numerous chanteys on its soundtrack.

Oct. 11
Stonington Farmer's Market at the Velvet Mill 

Listen to old time fiddle and banjo music as I play fiddle with A.J. Hocking's banjo while you do your week's grocery shopping​- outoor location for this great farmer's market at an old Velvet Mill filled with artists' studios, shops, a brew pub, and local farmers selling vegetables (including greenhouse grown greens, root vegetables, mushrooms, baked goods, poultry, beef, and pork, honey, hot sauce, and more. Catch up with friends and neighbors, check out the flea market and artisan shops, and support a wonderful community institution.