Update

Hello everyone!
I had taken this page down and linked my page to my Facebook account for a few years. It seemed easier to update folks that way. But as times change and Facebook changes, I thought it might be fun to crank it back up here again.

I’m on the road this summer and fall doing some shows with The Crowe Brothers, as well as several other artists that I’ll mention whenever a show pops up. I’ve also been focusing on managing and producing true-blue Mountain Music legends The Darrell Brothers, and working on some exciting opportunities with those boys.

On top of all of that, I’ve been teaching private lessons both in person and over FaceTime and Skype. I’m really enjoying seeing some of my students grow as musicians, performing, and winning contests all over the country. If you’re interested in improving your skills on the mandolin, send me a message on Facebook.
I’m going to try to get a “contact” page up here ASAP for those of you smart folks that don’t use Facebook.

More videos and media to come! Hopefully I’ll see some of you folks on the road this weekend in Michigan and Georgia with The Crowe Brothers! Check their schedule here.

Cya soon!

Back on land!

Hello everyone! Been a while!

I’ve spent most of 2013 freelancing with several bands, and the last few months singing some Country Music on the high seas!
It’s great to be back home and I have a few exciting irons in the fire.
I just returned from the IBMA Awards in Raleigh, NC where I had a song nominated for Song of the Year. Junior Sisk and Rambler’s Choice did a great job recording “The Story of the Day That I Died” and it spent several months on top of both of the major Bluegrass Charts. We didn’t win “Song of the Year” but it’s been a great ride and was an honor to be nominated with such great writers and musicians.

If you haven’t already, look me up on Facebook and keep up with me. I’ll do my best to post more info here!

Happy New Year!

Just got back in from the weekend on the road with the Crowe Brothers! Sorry for the lack of posting this year. It’s been a long year for non-musical reasons but all is well now and I look forward to a great 2011!

Mashville Brigade will be at the Station Inn twice this month of January, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday. Come check us out!

Ireland!

Hello all…

Leaving tomorrow for a quick trip to Northern Ireland with Dale Ann Bradley! We’ll be playing at the Ulster American Folk Park this weekend. Looking forward to it!

Also, everyone be sure and pick up a copy of the new Lonesome River Band album “Still Learning” that was released on Rural Rhythm a few weeks ago. The guys selected one of my tunes to record and the cut sounds great!

A few things are in the work for Mashville for next year, so I’ll be sure and update soon.

Have a good weekend everyone!

Mashville on the road!

This weekend Mashville Brigade is on the road up north in the Edmonton, Alberta area! Already having a blast, and we’re just one set in to our three day run here at the Blueberry Bluegrass Festival. Great festival with the likes of Dailey and Vincent, Rhonda Vincent, Claire Lynch, and The Gibson Brothers.

Tomorrow we’ll also be picking over at the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, one of the largest Country Music festivals in Canada. We open, Keith Urban closes!

I’ll be back in the States and picking with The Crowe Brothers in Hopedale, Ohio next weekend. Come see us!

Hacked!

Hello there…
Sorry for the long delay in blogging. This website was hacked and I just didn’t have time to clean it up until a few days ago. Hopefully you’ll come back regularly and I’ll never have that problem again!

As an update to my last post, the progress with the flood cleanup has been slow but it’s finally starting to come together. So far all of the duct work, the air conditioner, the subfloors, and dry wall have been ripped out and replaced.
Still need some painting, flooring, cabineting, and fixtures and appliances put in but hopefully in another few weeks I’ll be back in the house.
So many friends and family members have been so helpful and gone way out of their way to help me. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it!

As far as music, I’ve been plugging along and picking with some of my favorite bands on the road. Last weekend it was Melonie Cannon, and this weekend I’ll be guesting with the Josh Williams Band at the Sally Mountain Festival in Missouri.
Soon after that, we’re ramping up for Mashville Brigade’s debut trip to Canada that comes later in July. I’ll fill you in on more about that later. Thanks for checking in with me!

Ready for a diet buster?

http://bluebell.com/IceCreamFlavors/SouthernBlackberryCobbler.html
This warmer Tennessee Spring weather has been great, and I’ve been enjoying it here in Nashville this week. The more I’m outside, the more I want some ice cream! I need a Blue Bell Sponsorship! I’d be a great spokesman.

The Pistachio Almond isĀ  really good too. Go find some and enjoy this Spring weather if it’s warm where you are!

Opry Tonight

I’ll be performing on the Grand Ole Opry with Dale Ann Bradley tonight! Show times are 7 and 9:30PM CST. Check out Opry.com if you want to see a schedule of performers and listen in live on 650 AM or http://www.wsmonline.com .

Facebook

Hello friends!
I’ve been busy with little projects here and there, with a USO tour with some friends of mine coming up next month that I’m excited about. I’ll tell ya more about that later.
Just wanted to let everyone know that I’ve created a Facebook Artist page that you can find by clicking here.

I have 999 fans right now! Thanks!

Congrats to Junior Sisk and Rambler’s Choice!

I’m very happy to report that “Blue Side of the Blue Ridge” won album of the year last night at the SPBGMA Awards in Nashville! I’m very proud to have a song included on the project! Way to go Junior and band!

Also, congrats to some friends that I’ve been working with a little bit lately, Josh Williams (Guitar Player of the Year) and Alecia Nugent (Female Vocalist of the Year)!