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Upcoming Shows

Upcoming Shows

March 11, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Tompkins Corner Cultural Center

Coming of Age Show

Tompkins Corner Cultural Center, Putnam Valley, NY

I'm excited to be bringing my "Coming of Age" show to Putnam County, NY.

March 18, 2017

City Winery with Larry and Teresa


City Winery, NYC

Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams are "in residence" at this prestigious venue in the heart of New York's Soho district. I will be their "special guest" for this performance.

April 21 - 24, 2017

Fur Peace Ranch

Workshop / Class

This weekend workshop will feature fingerstyle arrangements of songs by Bob Dylan. Intermediate players with a working knowledge of the basic chords and some fingerpicking will learn a lot and get new songs to add to your repertoire.

In addition, on Saturday, April 22, I will be doing my "Coming of Age in the Folk Revival" show as part of a concert that will also feature Jorma Kaukonen and Eric Bibb.

April 27 - 30

MerleFest 2017


Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro, NC

This great festival of Americana music - bluegrass, country, old-time, blues and more - will be celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and we will be there, as usual, to celebrate with them. It started in 1987 as a tribute by Doc Watson and his friends to honor the memory of Doc's son, Eddy Merle Watson, who was lost in a tragic tractor accident a few years earlier. Since then, it has grown to become one of the premier festivals in the nation, if not in the world.

This year, aside from MC-ing our Homespun Stage at the Pit Auditorium, I will be performing at various venues around the campus, including a set on the Cabin Stage. I hope to see some of you there.


May 26 - 28, 2017

Folk College, Huntingdon, PA

Workshop / Class

Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA.

Folk College was founded to help more people learn to play music together. It is a non-competitive environment where you can kindle—or rekindle—your love of playing through folk music. Each year the staff includes nationally known musicians and wonderfully nurturing teachers from a broad spectrum of folk styles. Within one weekend, you’ll have a choice of workshops ranging from old time to Celtic to blues to international, and you’ll get to sing, dance, play, and listen.

June 30 at 7:30 PM

The Folk Project: Minstrel Coffee House

Coming of Age Show

Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ

I'm looking forward to returning to this great venue in Morristown.

July 10 - 14, 2017

Richard Thompson's Frets and Refrains Guitar and Songwriting Camp

Workshop / Class

Full Moon Resort, Big Indian, NY

Richard Thompson's excellent guitar and songwriting camp deep in the magnificent Catskill Mountains of NY State. An all-star cast of instructors includes Martin Simpson, Shawn Colvin, Henry Kaiser, Jill Sobule, Sloane Wainwright, Zak Hobbs and more. Happy will be teaching the Blues Fingerpicking of Brownie McGhee, among other topics.


July 30 - August 6, 2017

Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival

Workshop / Class

Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA

The downhome, back-porch vibe of this early acoustic blues program make this week feel like a family gathering. Over thirty of the country’s best acoustic blues musicians take participants on a journey through history and tradition with classes designed to honor traditions as well as build skills and inspire new traditions. Jam sessions stretch from the afternoons until dawn.

September 9, 2017

Maverick Concerts, Woodstock NY


Maverick Concert Hall

My annual concert in this venerable, world-renowned shed in the woods, now celebrating it's 101st season. I'll be joined by talented friends, to be announced, but get your tickets early as this sells out every year.

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