Selected Venues

The cross-disciplinary nature of my experience and expertise in roots music and its history opens many different venues to me as a presenter and performer.

Festivals, clubs, theaters/performing arts centers, colleges, museums, community libraries, and music instruction camps all have places in the touring schedule as do K-12 schools and house concerts.

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Selected Festivals/Events

First Night Mobile, Mobile AL
Ojai Storytelling Festival, Ojai CA
Riverhawk Music Festival, Polk City FL
DeepBlue Innovators Blues Festival, Monmouth IL
Boston Folk Festival, Boston MA
Summerfest, New Bedford MA
Western Maryland Blues Festival, Hagerstown MD
Bele Cher Festival, Asheville NC
NC Storytelling Festival, Brevard NC
National Slide Guitar Festival, Brevard NC
MerleFest, Wilkesboro NC
Old Songs Festival, Guilderland NY
Hotlicks Blues Festival, Granville OH
Kerrville Folk Festival, Kerrville TX

Selected Clubs

Fitzgerald’s, Berwyn IL
Fiddle & Bow, Winston-Salem NC
The Errigle Inn, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem PA
The Turning Point, Piermont NY
Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs NY
Focus Music, Alexandria VA
First Encounter Coffee House, Eastham MA
Bluemont Concerts, Leesburg VA
PineCone, Raleigh NC

Selected Theaters/Performing Arts Centers

The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Washington DC
Auburn Public Theater, Auburn NY
The Barter Theater, Abingdon VA
Lime Kiln Theater, Lexington VA
Shannon Performing Arts Center, Whittier CA
Augusta Heritage Center, Elkins WV
The ArtsCenter, Carrboro NC
Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh NC
Peace Center for the Arts, Greenville SC
Acadiana Arts Council, Lafayette LA
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh PA

Selected Colleges

University of Wisconsin, Menomonie WI
Whittier College, Whittier CA
Davis & Elkins College, Elkins WV
Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah GA
College of William & Mary, Williamsburg VA
Samford University, Birmingham AL
Loyola University, Chicago IL
North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC
Alice Lloyd College, Pippa Passes KY
University of Kentucky, Lexington KY
Denison University, Granville OH
Berea College, Berea KY
Duke University, Durham NC
Randolph-Macon College, Ashland VA
Washington & Lee University, Lexington VA

Selected Museums/Libraries/Parks

Longwood Gardens Concerts, Farmville VA
Duke Gardens, Durham NC
NC Museum of Art, Raleigh NC
NC Museum of History, Raleigh NC
Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad CA
Flathead County Library, Kalispell MT
Gaston County Public Library, Gastonia NC
Blake Library Theater, Stuart FL
Public Library of Charlotte, Charlotte NC
New Iberia Library, New Iberia LA
Hyde Park Library, Hyde Park NY
Harvard Public Library, Harvard MA


Selected Music Camps

String Along Weekends, Milwaukee WI
Augusta Heritage Days Blues Week, Elkins WV
The Swannanoa Gathering, Swannanoa NC
Common Ground On The Hill, Westminster MD
Summer Acoustic Music Week, Geneva Point NH
EuroBlues Week, Northampton UK

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