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July 2020

String Summit 2020 – Jam Session Survival Skills

July 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm MDT

Jamming is a great way to get comfortable playing music with others, but playing in a jam session can be daunting, especially for beginners. In this interactive workshop, you will learn about different types of Jam Sessions and how they operate, Jam Session etiquette, how to figure out what key a tune is in and what the chord changes are. We will also cover playing accompaniment, chords, fills and licks – what to play when you aren’t playing the lead.…

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String Summit 2020 – Improvising in Fiddle Tunes

July 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am MDT

Have you ever wanted to learn how to improvise like a fiddler? Improvising as a fiddler is different than playing Jazz or Rock and Roll. This interactive workshop will teach you tactics for how to improvise in fiddle tunes. We will work on how to go from playing the melody to really making a tune your own. Techniques covered include chord structure, arpeggiation, passing tones, accidentals, and more. Bring your fiddle and your questions.   Join me virtually at String…

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String Summit 2020 – Old-Time Fiddling

July 26 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm MDT

Learn a tune or two from the traditional old-time fiddling canon. Fiddle tunes will be taught by ear, and sheet music will be given as a take away handout. We will cover how to get that “fiddle sound”, and how to have more fun as you play.  We all know that fiddle tunes are fun and catchy. Get one stuck in your head today. Tune selection and difficulty will be chosen based on the playing level of attendees.   Join…

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August 2020

Rendezvous Bluegrass Boys – Walden, Colorado

August 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm MDT
Vic & Sigrid Memorial Park, 3rd St Walden
Walden, CO 80480 United States
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I will be playing an outdoor show with Bill McKay and Ron Lynam--the Rendezvous Bluegrass Boys in Walden, Colorado at Vic & Sigrid Memorial Park. --This performance was rescheduled from July 18th to September 19th, 2020-- --This performance was rescheduled from September 19th, 2020 to August 8th, 2020--

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Saturday Nights Dine-Out with Franklin Taggart

August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm MDT
Rialto Theater, 228 E. 4th St.
Loveland, CO 80537 United States
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Franklin Taggart and I will be playing as part of the Loveland Downtown District's Saturday Night Dine-Out concert series. We will be playing outdoors, in front of the Rialto Theatre.

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September 2020

Saturday Nights Dine-Out with Fritto Misto

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm MDT
Rialto Theater, 228 E. 4th St.
Loveland, CO 80537 United States
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Fritto Misto, my duo with cellist Daniel Delaney, will be playing as part of the Loveland Downtown District's Saturday Night Dine-Out concert series. We will be playing outdoors, in front of the Rialto Theatre.

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Arizona State Old Time Fiddle and Acoustic Celebration

September 25 - September 27
Green Valley Park, 1000 W Country Club Dr
Payson, Arizona 85541
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I will be judging and teaching workshops at the 2020 Arizona State Old Time Fiddlin' Championships in Payson, Arizona. The Payson, Arizona  Old Time Fiddle and Acoustic Celebration is truly a piece of Arizona history. This event has over 50 years of history celebrating the musical heritage of the pioneers of Arizona and has become part of a larger event, the Payson Old Time Opry + Fiddle & Acoustic Celebration! Learn More! Workshops: Fast Fiddle Fitness - Saturday Sept. 26, 3:00…

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October 2020

Fiddle Hell Online PREVIEW

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT
Free

I will be joining other Fiddle Hell Online 2020 faculty to talk about the classes we'll be teaching this year. Join us 6:00PM Mountain Standard Time on our Facebook Livestream and preview Fiddle Hell 2020!   Join Us   Register for Fiddle Hell 2020

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November 2020

Fiddle Hell Online – Playing Fiddle with a Band

November 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm MST
$150

This year I'll be teaching a couple classes on Fiddle Hell Online! Registration is now open, and includes access to all workshops, concerts and jam sessions. Register Now!   Playing Fiddle with a Band - 11/5/2020 - 8:00-9:00pm MDT Because what’s more fun than making music with your friends?! Or maybe you’ve been playing fiddle for a while now, and one of your friends is like, “Hey, we’ve got a bluegrass band; we want you to play with us!” And…

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Fiddle Hell Online – Jam Session Survival Skills

November 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm MST
$150

This year I'll be teaching a couple classes on Fiddle Hell Online! Registration is now open, and includes access to all workshops, concerts and jam sessions. Learn More!   Jam Session Survival Skills - 11/6/2020 - 6:30-7:30pm MDT Jamming is a great way to get comfortable playing music with others, but playing in a jam session can be a bit daunting, especially for beginners. In this workshop at Fiddle Hell Online, you will learn about different types of Jam Sessions…

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