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Well, that was certainly a busy summer! Between Mars Hill Roots Music Week, playing at Tall Ships Buffalo with Geoff Kaufman and David Ruch, lots of gigs with John Speziale and Sweet Mercy, weekly farmer's markets in Stonington and Mystic, CT, the Harry Smith Frolic , the Appalachian String Band Music Festival in Clifftop, WV, and the Fiddling Bear Festival, I still taught private lessons and even managed to get a little vacation in. 

I'm looking forward to the fall, teaching Traditional Fiddle Styles at Wesleyan University and various lessons at home, and looking forward to a variety of gigs with a number of my favorite musicians!

Weekly Events
 11 Sept.

John Speziale's original roots band Sweet Mercy plays at the Bee and Thistle InnSweet Mercy at perks and Corks, Westerly RI 8:30pm to 11:30pm


Exhibit Opening; The Art of Samuel Austin

La Grua Center, Stomnington CT 5-7pm

14 Sept.

Down By the Riverside Festival

Riverside Park, New London CT 11am-4pm


The Seventh Annual Burning of Benedict Arnold Festival, New London, CT 4pm-10:30pm

with the Root Farmers at about 7pm

Monday Night Old Time Sessions at The Social Bar + Kitchen
208 Bank Street, New London CT 7:00pm-10pm

​Every Monday night there's great Old Time String Band music at The Social Bar + KItchen, 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. Come listen, dance,  or bring an instrument and some tunes and throw down! (Not a slow jam- we play like the house just caught fire). 


Stonington Farmer's Market at the Velvet Mill 
Saturdays-Winter Hours 10am-1pm 

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​- indoor location for this great farmer's market in an old Velvet Mill filled with artists' studios, shops, a brew pub, and a big open room filled 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.