Monthly Archive for August, 2013

Music on the Mason Green

The sun was setting in Mason, New Hampshire. Bears had been spotted in town the week before, and I was hoping one might stop by my gig. For my set, I played originals mostly from The Reluctant Hook, plus a couple from Solitaire For Two and Play To Remember, augmented by a ukulele cover of “Here Comes the Sun” and a harmonica rendition of the Irish reel “Star of Munster.”

After I left the stage, Mason local Jerry Wile played his own bluegrass-inspired originals and guitar instrumentals. Steve Tamulonis, the organizer of the Music On the Mason Green series, had inquired earlier whether we might perform a song together, and while we didn’t play anything during the official show, we did get to run through a couple of fiddle tunes together just before my set, standing on the edge of the stage.

The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript ran a profile of our show and the music series which includes additional pictures.

Thanks to Steve and the town of Mason for putting this event together, and to Jerry for playing “Red Haired Boy” and “Flowers of Edinburgh” with me. Bears: rain check for next time?

August is for Festivals

NH Ukulele Picnic
Saturday Aug 24

In honor of the first annual New Hampshire Ukulele Picnic, I’ve made a ukulele video of my song “Driving To Georgetown.” You can watch it here. The festival is Saturday August 24 at Greeley Park in Nashua NH from noon to 4pm. I’ll be performing and also teaching uke workshops.

Music on the Mason Green
Thursday Aug 8

Is it a festival if it’s just two performers? Close enough. Music on the Mason Green is an outdoor event on, you guessed it, the green in historic Mason, New Hampshire, childhood home of Uncle Sam. I believe a gazebo has been specially constructed for our use. Mason local Jerry Wile will also be performing, and if you come early, there’s a community dinner at 5:30, then music at 7pm.

FolkSoul Festival, Greenfield NH
Sunday Aug 18

Rumor has it that I may join Trip To Nelson for their set at Greenfield’s FolkSoul Festival on Sunday August 18 at 4pm. Music runs all day, tons of bands, from 11am-7pm.

Depot Square, Peterborough, NH
Friday Aug 23

I’m closing out Pboro’s summertime music series at Depot Square on Friday August 23, from 6:00-7:30pm. Last week I sat in on Richard Backes’ Celtic session at the same location and it was a beautiful evening to play music outdoors by the river. Fingers crossed for a repeat for my solo date. The rain location is nearby in Twelve Pine.

Walpole Farmers Market
Friday August 30

My first New England farmers market! Back in North Carolina, I played regularly at farmers markets in Pittsboro, Hillsborough, Holly Springs, and elsewhere, so I’m looking forward to heading up to Walpole NH this month to play music among the local greens, tomatoes and squashes.

Keene Music Festival
Saturday Aug 31

A gig that’s truly close to home. Played here last year and I’m returning to the gazebo in Ashuelot River Park on Saturday August 31 for the Art in the Park portion of the annual, all-day Keene Music Festival. My set starts at 10:30am.

Want directions and more details? It’s all listed on my Shows page.