Just updated my calendar page with some new summer dates with
the Lonesome Aces, Roland White and others. Hope to see you out
I'm also proud to announce the release of the Lonesome Aces indie
CD, Lost Indian. Get it at shows for $10 or $15 postage and handling
if you'd like a copy through the mail.
The new year is off to a busy start. This coming Thursday (January
14) Spring Fed Records will be celebrating the release of Home
Made Sugar on a Puncheon Floor. Brand new music from fiddle and
banjo legends, Howdy Forrester and John Hartford.
I'll also be performing with a variety of friends weekly at the
and Cork in East Nashville. The show runs 7-9 pm and will
feature acoustic music in a duet/trio setting. My first performance
will be on Monday, January 18th with Sterling Abernathy and John
Mailander. Hope to see you out and about!
Never a dull moment! I'm still very busy playing lots of music
but over the course of the last year, I've gotten very involved
with the interesting business of issuing and reissuing traditional
music through the Spring
Fed Records label based within the Center for Popular Music.
We've got two big projects underway right now. Firstly, we're
going to be releasing a home recording made by John Hartford of
Howdy Forrester playing his Great Uncle Bob Cates Hickman County,
Tennessee fiddle tunes. We hope to have that out and available
The second major effort is directed towards a box set of music
by the great West Virginia/Kentucky fiddler, Ed Haley. Fingers
crossed that we'll have that one out by next summer.
Stop by the Spring
Fed Facebook page for updates and you can hear some sound
samples at our Soundcloud
Thanks for stopping by my website. I've been very busy with a
variety of exciting, music related projects over the last year
or so that have kept me so busy on the ground that I have not
been attending to my virtual life here on my website.
I've been very fortunate to have been active as both a performer
and librarian/researcher/archivist here in Nashville, Tennessee.
Since my last web update, I have continued my work at the Center
for Popular Music. While at the CPM, I've helped to research
and build an educational website about political
jingles in Tennessee and I also played a major role in helping
to create the My
Homeland research guide for songs about the state of Tennessee.
This spring, I completed my portion of processing
work (funded by the GRAMMY Foundation) on the incredible collection
of audio tapes collected and created by country music historian,
Charles K. Wolfe. In the year or so it took to complete the work,
I had the wonderful experience of listening to the voices of many
of my old time country and bluegrass heroes. The collection includes
interviews with folks such as Bill Monroe, Roy Acuff, Sam and
Kirk McGee, Dick Rutherford, Sid Harkreader, Alison Krauss, Art
Galbraith, Clyde Davenport, Frank Walker, Ernest Stoneman, Kitty
Wells, Maybelle Carter, James D. Walbert, Benny Williams, Louise
Woods-Woodward, Clarence Myer (son of W.E. Myer of the Lonesome
Ace recording company) and others. Visit the Wolfe collection
Now that the Wolfe collection is up and running,
I'm going to be helping to manage the Spring Fed Records label
which was recently acquired by the Center for Popular Music.
As far as my music performances, I've been staying
busy (in Nashville fashion) with a number of talented people here
in Music City. Since moving to town, I've taken up the upright
bass and have performed with Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass
Playboys, Nick Beaudoing, John Tomlin and Company, Amanda Fields,
Greg Garing and others. I've recently revived the Lonesome Aces
band and just had a performance with that group that featured
Sterling Abernathy, Shad Cobb, Dennis Crouch and Brian Christenson.
Stay tuned for new updates!
February 6th, 2011
Greetings from Music City! My wife and I have recently relocated
from Poynette, Wisconsin to Nashville, Tennessee. I've been working
on a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science with a
particular interest in becoming an archivist. I've been fortunate
to have the opportunity to take on a couple of internships here
in Middle Tennessee. In the fall, I had an internship at the Country
Music Hall of Fame. My main project at that site involved processing
a collection of audio recordings from the last few years of the
National Barn Dance (then renamed as the "WGN Barn Dance")
in the mid to late 1960s. With the coming of the new semester,
I'm still working on the WGN project for one day a week but my
main internship project is at the Center for Popular Music in
Murfreesboro, TN. The CPM project involves processing an incredible
collection of materials relating to African American gospel quartets.
The collection was recently donated to the CPM by noted historian/researcher
I've been putting more time in on my studies but I still have
been trying to play music as much as possible. My main outlet
has been playing Cajun music with Paul
Gregoire once a week at Bro's
Cajun Restaurant on Friday evenings. Stop by and see us if
you're in town!