Special Event, January 1st in Brevard, NC: The Oskar Blues Canuary First Hangover Brunch. This is going to be an amazing event.
Coming off an incredible weekend with the Stringdusters in Colorado. Collaborations with Kyle Hollingsworth and some of the fellas from Greensky Bluegrass were highlights. Last week Sunliner recorded our debut EP in Nashville and... it's incredible. So inspiring to have a new challenge, new music, a new instrument, and a new aesthetic (rock band).
I just booked two shows near home; Fardowners in Crozet, VA on December 19th and Bold Rock Cidery in Wintergreen, VA on December 21st. Very excited about New Years Eve in Brevard with The Larry Keel Experience, Jeff Sipe and Jeremy Garrett. I'll be joining Larry and opening band, Jon Stickley Trio on NYE, then Jeremy, Sarah Siskind and the David Wax Museum will be collaborating on a New Years Day Gospel Brunch. Should be a blast! Stringdusters hit the road again in earnest January 9th with shows in Snowshoe, WV, Falls Church, VA, Athens, GA and points in between. See you out there.
Back home in Nelson County after two incredible weeks of music on opposite sides of the country. Night of the Living Dead with Keller Williams went off and the Everyone Orchestra shows in Colorado last weekend were completely mind-blowing. I was also grateful for the opportunity to play a handful of house concerts on Colorado's Front Range but it's great to be back in Nelson County, VA for the last couple weeks of fall.
Solo shows this week in Waynesboro and Crozet, VA, the plan is to record some bass on Sarah's upcoming EP and I'll definitely be taking advantage of the last few days of good weather to do some trail building in the yard. Dusters return to Colorado for 2 nights in December then onward to Mexico and Strings and Sol. We announced our Winter Tour Dates last week and anticipation is building. If you're in the South East or North West, you're stoked!
We survived another amazing Festy Experience here in Nelson County, VA. I managed to play more music onstage over 4 days than in any other point in history. 5 sets with the 'Dusters, Benny "Burle" Galloway and Friends set, songwriting workshop with Julie Lee and Benny Galloway, Benny Galloway and Travis Book play Alice, gospel set songs with Burle, Julie, Dustin Benson and the Shook Twins and a legendary Sunliner set. Much music was played and so many good times had. Please make plans to join us at the Concert Grounds at Devils Backbone next year, Columbus Day weekend, October 8-11.
I was lucky enough to be handpicked by Nathan Moore to play a song in his Blue Room recording session. Porto-Potty, Autoharp, lapel mic and a one-of-a-kind version of All The Same.