"This work was accompanied by Rob Flax on the violin, and his presence on the stage, beyond tangibly featuring the talent, enforces a social sophistication within these character interactions."
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This month I'm playing a number of home-cooked shows, some of which are "official", some of which are not: an "official" show in collaboration with Make Music Boston, an "unofficial" house party with Ardigan, and a "secret" show at a pop-up speakeasy. Plus I'll be traveling home to Chicago to see family and I might do a house concert or other "unofficial" show while I'm in town.
House concerts are one of my favorite ways to perform, as I get to engage with an audience on a personal level not possible from the stage. Both have their place. As the weather heats up, let's head indoors together, and celebrate summer with music.
This Sunday, Ardigan will be performing in Somerville's Union Square as part of Som|Dog's 2014 Spring Fling event! All day you can find activities and fun related to this greater Boston canine organization, plus there's going to be a beer garden! The flyer to your left (which, if you click on, will take you to their Facebook event page) says tickets to the beer garden are limited, so you might want to buy those in advance.
Let's recap: Lots of friendly dogs + beer garden + Ardigan live from 12 to 2 pm = you should be there!
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This April I'm playing all over the place. I just played a solo set at JP Licks (the original!) in Jamaica Plain on 4/3 (my birthday!), and for the next several weeks I'll be traveling all over the place. I even made a map:
Hope to see you at one of these shows! Find out more details and click through to see my collaborators under the "shows" tab.
I'm looking forward to performing at my alma mater, Denison University, at their Tenth Annual Bluegrass Festival! They're flying me back to Granville, Ohio to be the bandleader for a special Alumni Bluegrass Band, playing one show only on Friday, Feb. 14th, in Swasey Chapel. We'll be opening for my former teacher, Dr. Andy Carlson, and his band, plus killer band from Georgia the Dappled Grays. I'm sticking around for the Saturday workshops and concerts too, so if you're in the area, let's hang!
Update: For a great write-up of the festival, plus some video highlights of our set and others, check out the Denison Magazine's article: http://www.denison.edu/theden/2014/02/breaking-out-the-banjo/