We All Have Our Work To Do 

Do you practice? How often? Everyday? A couple times a week? Do you have a routine? I'm so curious about this stuff. I hope you'll take a few minutes to read this and share a little about how you practice and perhaps respond to a couple of these questions. 

I have a ton of stuff that I'm working on but the skills I would like to work on most are listening and relaxing during gigs. It also turns out that those things are really hard to practice alone when you're not actively playing a gig. So that's a…

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Have you been to the Front Yard? 

I love music. I have for a long time. I love making it and listening to it - and I love bringing people together over it. I hope you will come join me for a show in my Front Yard.

Carla and I bought our house in East Greenbush a little more than 2 years ago. When we arrived at the house to take the "real estate tour," we parked the car on the street in front. As we gazed down the yard that slopes gently toward the front door, we both immediately exclaimed simultaneously, "house concerts". The place was made…

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Building community one jam at a time 

A few years ago, I had the good fortune to begin co-hosting a monthly jam at the Rustic Barn. You should come check it out - if you haven't already. Let me tell you what I like about it.

Bluegrass jams are great. They really are. It's a really cool thing to play and share songs with others. If you're playing a tune at a jam, it's probably a song that inspired you enough to take the time to learn the melody, the chords, and (hopefully, maybe) the words. And if you took the time to do all that, that song must…

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