3 nights with Keller Williams in the NorthWest, 4 nights in the mountains, Oakland w/ Railroad Earth and Terrapin Crossroads with the Family Band (culminating in a 35 minute Scarlett-Fire jam for the ages), about 7 great trail runs sprinkled in and hours in a van and you have the last 2 weeks of my life, on tour with the Stringdusters. 2 nights in Tahoe at Winter Wondergrass Tahoe, then a red-eye to Suwannee Springfest and this tour is over. Just in time for Bluegrass, Beer & Bikes (and hopefully some warm spring weather). Join me as I raise money for local trails in Brevard and Boone, NC and Roseland and Roanoke, VA. Life is Good!!
I write from a mountain top outside Boone, NC where the Stringdusters have been working on music for a few days. We finish up our January Tour this week then I'm staying close to home with house concerts in NoVA and Roanoke, duo shows with Sarah Siskind in Lexington and Martinsville, VA and solo shows at Blue Mountain and C'Ville Coffee. March and April are long tours with the Stringdusters and in between I'll be visiting Brevard and Boone, NC and Roanoke and Roseland, VA on my Bluegrass, Beer and Bikes Tour, brought to you by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine. We'll meet up for a group mountain bike ride during the day then roll into the local brewery for a party to raise money for the local trail system. More info to come.
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.