you are all well!
Just returned from the Folk Alliance in Toronto,
CA where I had the opportunity to play several showcases with some very talented
Toronto musicians. Martin Van Deven joined me on clarinet for my official
showcase and pictured here with me (note the new, pink capo) is Rachel Capon, originally
from the Province of British Columbia. She is classically trained and plays
with her husband Eli in a cello duo called Hale and Hearty. Check them out
It was a wonderful gathering
of Folk music from many countries, including the UK, Canada, South America, Switzerland,
Australia and the US. One highlight for me was seeing Judy Collins perform.
Originally from Denver and an East High School graduate, she has become a
folk icon and still sings beautifully, demonstrating to all present "how it
is done". I'll never forget it.
is my good friend and radio promoter, Bill Wence. He was at FAI with his beautiful
wife Kathy. Bill has been in radio and the music business (songwriter and
musician) for over 30 years. He has helped me to chart on Americana radio
along with Alison Krauss, John Gorka,The Civil Wars and T-Bone Burnett, the
Dunwells, Buddy Miller, John Hiatt, Lucinda Williams and Mary Chapin Carpenter.
It is pretty amazing! He's a real nice guy, too.
Tune in Monday, March 4th at noon for KRFC live at Lunch program
on 88.9 FM radio. Anna Leavitt will be joining me on cello.
We'll be playing songs from the new album and some old favorites. Go to www.krfcfm.org
for live streaming if you are in a place and have time to do so.
We will be playing Saturday March 9th from 7-9 PM at Miner Pickin in
Idaho Springs with David East
and Thursday March 14th 7:30-9:00 PM at Swallow Hill cafe. See
schedule below for details and directions. See you soon.