Monthly Archive for July, 2010

July update

I’ve already played two shows this month and I’m only now making announcements. Sorry! The photo here is from Weaver Street Market in Hillsborough, where I played the featured spot at the Lilac Lounge open mic’s outdoor summer edition, with Casey Toll on bass. The photo was taken by the event’s impresario, Pete Pawsey.

A couple days later I played my monthly set at the Eno River Farmer’s Market with Seth Barden on bass, again in Hillsborough. Two shows in Hillsborough in the same week – when it rains, it pours. Literally. There was a huge, fierce thunderstorm today that cut our second set short. We still made a good haul, thanks to produce donations from the vendors, even if a few tomatoes were squished in our haste to clear out.

Coming up, I’m playing solo at Jack Sprat Cafe in Chapel Hill on Tuesday July 20 at 10 pm, along with Jeff Hart and the out-of-towners Black Mountain Symphony.

What else? Last month I played one out of town show at UNC Charlotte, and I’ve also been having fun experimenting in the latest edition of my home studio with some new toys, using a Linux-based system. And even though it’s the summer, my teaching schedule has kept me busy working with guitar folks and a number of harmonica students in Carrboro. That’s all for now. The last webcast went well, it’s archived for your reviewing pleasure. Hope you’re enjoying your summer!