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Upcoming Shows

Upcoming Shows

September 14 - 16, 2018

FreshGrass Festival, North Adams, MA

Workshop / Class

Mass MoCa, North Adams, MA

With Adam Traum

This wonderful festival takes place on the grounds of the fabulous contemporary art museum, Mass MoCa, in North Adams, MA. The year's stellar lineup of musicians includes some Homespun stalwarts like Darol Anger, Béla Fleck, and Bruce Molsky along with Ricky Skaggs, Indigo Girls, Rhiannon Giddens, The Mammals, and lots more. Adam Traum and I will be conducting a fingerpicking and blues guitar workshops there. Check the schedule for when and where we'll be doing it.



September 22, 2018 at 8:30 PM

Benefit for Antonio Delgado


Bearsville Theater, Woodstock NY

Many local musicians and political speakers will be coming together for this gala evening in support of the Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress in the 19th District. Performers will include John Sebastian, Robbie Dupree, Amy Fradon, Mike + Ruthy (of the Mammals), Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Cindy Cashdollar and the Jack Dejohnette Trio with Don Byron and Jesse Murphy, among others. Antonio Delgado will be there to speak and meet his supporters. Donation for this event will be $100 per person.

September 30, 2018 at 7PM

Talkin' New York Folk Festival


The Bitter End, Bleeker Street, NYC

An evening of live music with Happy Traum, Tom Chapin and the Chapin Sisters, David Massengill, David Amram, Diana Jones and others at the historic Bitter End on Bleecker Street, in the heart of Greenwich Village.

October 14, 2018 @ 2PM

"Coming of Age in the Folk Revival" at the Ashokan Campus

Coming of Age Show

Ashokan Campus, Shokan, NY

I'll be performing a set of songs followed by my slideshow/talk about the Folk Revival at this beautiful campus near the Ashokan Reservoir in the heart of the Catskills. I've been doing this show for a few years now and have performed it around the U.S. and in London, England. I have some other venues coming up where I'll be doing this as well, so check it out. Note: This is an afternoon show, to plan accordingly.

October 26 @ 11:30AM

Woodstock Luthier's Invitational Showcase

Workshop / Class

Bearsville Theater Complex

This annual gathering of luthiers, players and guitar fans has become quite THE EVENT. As usual, it will take place in Bearsville, NY where I'll be joining with John Sebastian, Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, Cindy Cashdollar and many others in an informal closing jam session.

My workshop this year will be on the fingerpicking guitar styles of Mississippi John Hurt. sure to sign up early as this class tends to fill up fast.

October 28 at 8PM

Broken Wing Barn with Mary Flower


Broken Wing Barn, Saugerties, NY

This beautiful venue is like a glorified house concert, except it is in an exquisitely restored 18th century barn between Saugerties and Woodstock, NY. A rare occasion indeed when the great blues guitarist and singer, Mary Flower, visits these parts from her home in the Pacific Northwest, and she is something to behold. She and I will be sharing the evening, doing some things together and some separately, but it should be a wonderful evening of top-notch guitar music. Check back for more details soon.

February 2, 2019

NAMM Museum of Making Music

Coming of Age Show

NAMM Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad, CA

I'm very excited to be performing my show "Coming of Age in the Greenwich Village Folk Revival" at the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Museum. Our company, Homespun Music Instruction, has been exhibiting at their huge trade fair in Anaheim, California, (among other places) for the past 35 or so years. It's a great honor to be asked to perform in their beautiful headquarters in Carlsbad, CA, which houses the Museum of Making Music.

Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 at 8PM

McCabe's Guitar Shop with Jim Kweskin


McCabe's Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA

I'm thrilled to be coming back to this venerable venue to play with my old friend, Jim Kweskin. I have played there many times and never fail to get a great crowd. Jim is a true treasure with an enormous repertoire of great songs. We have been playing together for several years now, whenever we have the opportunity to get together, and it's always a treat for me as well as for the audience. I'm really looking forward to this show.

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