Closing in

This year is quickly coming to a close but there are some notable shows to look out for! My last trio show with Annie and Rod Capps this sat dec 6 at Coffee Amici in Findlay, OH. We always have a good time there and look forward to some familiar faces. I’m excited about the new material that is soon to be recorded with Annie & Rod and we can’t wait to get this music to you in 2015!

Another project I’m excited about is my involvement with Thunderwüde, an acoustic based, bluegrassy, rootsy kind of thang born out of makin music on Wednesday nights in Chelsea, MI. My cohorts are Wes Fritzemeier, George Merkel, and Tommy Reifel from the Ben Daniels Band. The Ben Daniels Band had a track included on the soundtrack from Dumb and Dumber 2 and will be supporting Jeff Daniels on tour in January and I’m happy to make music with those guys when schedules allow. You can check out some live takes from our fun times at our reverbnation page, www.reverbnation.com/thunderwüde. We are happy to be playing at The Ark Dec 18 as a co-bill with Adam Plomeritas from Ypsilanti and his brand of soul, pop, and rock. Come help bring the thunder of Thunderwüde to a roaring mountain of acoustic rage!

I’ll finally be releasing some new music in 2015, a solo EP of some stripped down versions of songs I’ve been playing the past few years and a few new tunes, along with a collection of music with Thunderwüde, keep your ears peeled!

Dec 19/20 will have me playing mandolin and singin again with the Mark Lavengood Bluegrass Bonanza as we hit Founders in Grand Rapids and the Avenue Cafe in East Lansing just before the Holiday begins. The Founders show will be a hoot with the flame throwing Billy Strings & Don Julin sharing the stage and no doubt joining us for some acoustic mayhem!

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Awards

2011 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition

2nd Place Winners - Wayward Roots

 

5 Detroit Music Award Nominations

Outstanding Folk Instrumentalist

 

2005 Bronze Winner for Best Solo Musician

Ann Arbor News

 

2000 Gamble Rogers Fingerstyle Champion (Florida)

 

1999 Cammy Award

Best Folk/Bluegrass Instrumentalist

 

1998 Cammy Award

Best Folk Instrumentalist

 

1997 Cammy Award

Best Folk Instrumentalist