The schools in St. Landry have entered into an educational arts presenters agreement with the good folks at the Acadiana Arts Center, who I've been working with for more than twenty years. I'm happy to be one of the first artists to go perform and teach for them.
Finally, in 2021, a few in-person events are being scheduled, and some will also be live-streamed.
You'll find details for all Live Streamed Concerts and Instruction on the Cattail-LIVE page!
Note: LOTS of concert and instructional videos and other instructional materials are available via our Patreon page.
My poetic compatriot and sister-from-another-mother, Glenis Redmond, and I will be presenting teaching performances during the day on Wednesday and Thursday, January 9 & 10, and an evening presentation on Thursday, January 10th at 6:30 as part of their Poetic Conversations Series. The opportunity for us to be on stage together is precious to us […]
Over the past 20 years, I have been invited regularly to present and perform for the prestigious University Scholars Program at North Carolina State Universtiy in Raleigh NC. My programs on the African roots and American diversity of the blues, work, and slave songs have always been well-reviewed and the engagement of the scholars has […]
As a sort of rite of passage, I have been performing for the 8th Grade at this lovely charter school in Raleigh for many years (well into the second decade). These sort of repeat gigs are immensely gratifying. The loyalty of the administration here is a testimony to the usefulness of my work, something I […]
My friend Reggie Harris and I are returning to the scene of our first public performances together to again present "Long Time Comin'" for the community and three educational concerts for middle and high school student audiences in Bryson City, NC at the Swain Arts Center. Public Community Concert: 2:30 p.m., Sunday January 27th Educational […]
My first exposure to the tradition of acoustic blues happened in a school. And for that reason, I continue to present teaching concerts on the African roots and American diversity of the blues. You never know when someone will catch fire, as I did at the sound of this music and its emotional power. I'll […]
I'm happy to be returning to this NC middle school for two teaching concerts, one each for the sixth-seventh grade students and teachers, and one for the eight graders. This performance is partially supported by the United Arts Council of Raleigh NC.
I'll be teaching in the pre-conference song school, and offering one of the two keynote addresses/performances (Bounded by Silence: Songs of Change). There will be a lot of good music and good energy here. Come join us.
I'm happy to be bringing my teaching concerts back to Albemarle, NC for Monday and Tuesday, November 4-5. These are student-oriented assemblies and permission would have to be sought from the administration for you to attend. But, they have been known to allow some parents and other members of the community now and again...
An early afternoon educational concert sponsored by Scotia Bank at Studio Bell in The National Music Centre on the African Roots of American Music.
The Good Shepherd United Church of Christ of Sahuarita, Arizona and Common Ground On The Hill in Westminster, Maryland cooperate in the production of this program examining the common ground we all share, regardless of where the border is drawn between us: race, class, religion, or nationality. It will be my honor to join them […]
I'm happy to be returning to the scene of my double-bill performance with the august David Lindley (the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts) with my friend and sometime stage partner Reggie Harris. I have very fond memories of this stage and the community of volunteers who help staff the concerts and events! […]
I'll be presenting an early afternoon teaching concert on the African roots of American Music at the National Music Centre of Canada in Calgary, Alberta. Free with Museum admission....
Todd Reid and Sean McGowan have invited me back to address their students on Friday, the 13th of March. This general recital will include history, background, and blues, work songs, slide and ragtime guitar with time for questions at the end.
As outreach hosted by our friends at Sumner Hall in Chestertown MD, I'll be presenting a teaching concert on the African roots of American music for the students at Kent County High School on Friday, June 5, 2020.