Monthly Archive for May, 2011

Playing on the College Circuit

I’ve played a good number of shows at colleges over the last few years, and I meet a lot of other musicians interested to learn how to do it.

At some point I may write my own article on the subject to give my own perspective on it, but in the meantime, here are a couple of good articles that I found helpful when I first was considering entering the market:

A Musician’s Advice About the College Market, by Derek Sivers

The Truth about NACA: Gigging on the College Circuit
, by Fran Snyder

WCOM 103.5 – Live this Saturday!

In a breaking news development, Pete Pawsey just invited me to chat and perform live during his WCOM radio show this Saturday May 21 from 3 to 4 pm, Eastern Time.

That’s at 103.5 FM in Carrboro, NC, and you can listen online at

Wow, so this Friday it’s The Cave at 7:30 pm, then Eno River Farmers Market on Saturday at 10 am, then WCOM later that afternoon at 3 pm. So much for my Saturday yard sale plans.

Solo & Sideman at The Cave

Heya! I’m playing the early show at The Cave in Chapel Hill, this Friday, May 20. Showtime is 7:30 pm, and there will be a solo set from me and then a set where I’ll play electric guitar, backing up singer-songwriter and pianist Brit Price.

For most of Brit’s set, I’ll be playing normally, but on a couple of tunes I’m trying out some dreamy echo sounds. It’s a little bit of a tightrope. No net. Come see if I make it to the other side!

If you haven’t been to The Cave recently, there’s no smoking now, and it’s a private club, which means you have to either buy a $5 membership or get a member to sign you in.

The upside to this is they now serve mixed drinks. No kitchen, but they do have crackers and Slim Jims.

I’ve had some inquiries as to whether kids can come, and I think under-18 folks may well be ok if they sit with their parents and just drink soda. I went to joints like this all the time with my dad and it was no problem, but call ahead to be sure.

Thanks for reading, see you Friday!

PS: I’ll also be at the Eno River Farmers Market this Saturday at 10 am, downtown Hillsborough.

May Flowers

Danny Gotham just called and asked me to fill in for a canceled booking, so I’ll be at Southern Village in Chapel Hill this Sunday, May 8, playing in the outdoor theater starting at 7pm, weather permitting. There’s directions at the Shows page, if you need ’em.

And while we’re at it, I’m playing at the Eno River Farmers Market in downtown Hillsborough later this month, and once in June, too. Those are both Saturday morning events that start at 10am. On the days that I’m playing, that is. Check my calendar to confirm which dates. Well, actually, they’re there every Saturday morning, so just go, regardless, it’s getting to be high season for farmers markets.