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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!

 

Date Event Location
 —  — with Ivan Rosenberg The Local, Toronto The Local, Toronto
with Lonesome Ace Stringband The Hole in the Wall, Toronto The Hole in the Wall, Toronto
 —  — with Ivan Rosenberg The Local, Toronto The Local, Toronto
 —  — with Ivan Rosenberg The Local, Toronto The Local, Toronto
Celtic Connections with Lonesome Ace Stringand The National Piping Centre, Glasgow The National Piping Centre, Glasgow
Celtic Connections with Lonesome Ace Stringand Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite, Glasgow Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite, Glasgow
with Lonesome Ace Stringband The Old Courthouse, Market Square, Antrim BT41 4AW, UK The Old Courthouse, Market Square, Antrim BT41 4AW, UK
with Lonesome Ace Stringband Inbolc Festival, Culturlann, Derry Inbolc Festival, Culturlann, Derry
with Lonesome Ace Stringband Strule Arts Centre, Omagh BT78 1BL, UK Strule Arts Centre, Omagh BT78 1BL, UK
with Lonesome Ace Stringband Portico, Portaferry, Co Down Portico, Portaferry, Co Down
with Lonesome Ace Stringband Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast, UK Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast, UK
with Lonesome Ace Stringband Red Room, Cookstown, Co Tyrone Red Room, Cookstown, Co Tyrone
with Lonesome Ace Stringband Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny, Ireland Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny, Ireland
with Lonesome Ace Stringband PI Gigs, Tegryn. Pembrokeshire PI Gigs, Tegryn. Pembrokeshire
with Lonesome Ace Stringband The Art Shop and Chapel, Abergavenny NP7 5EH, UK The Art Shop and Chapel, Abergavenny NP7 5EH, UK
with Lonesome Ace Stringband wSelby Town Hall, Selby YO8 4AJ, UK wSelby Town Hall, Selby YO8 4AJ, UK
The Hogtown Hoedown - Square Dance! Dovercourt House, Toronto Dovercourt House, Toronto
 —  — with Lonesome Ace Stringband The Local, Toronto The Local, Toronto
 —  — with Ivan Rosenberg The Local, Toronto The Local, Toronto
Solo show Another Bloody Folk Club, Toronto Another Bloody Folk Club, Toronto