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TWN says Saturday should be sunny and warm. I hope so, because I’m going to be standing in whatever weather happens from 12-2 at the corner of Quebec and Dundas for the Junction Music Festival. Standing and playing banjo and singing, of course.

If you’re in town and want to catch a few minutes, please come on by and say hi. With over 60 other performances happening in venues all over the Junction, including a number of well known and up-and-coming indie artists – there will be some great listening whatever your tastes in music, .

There are also over 20 local eateries putting on special menus and street food. The Junction has become a real foodie strip in recent years – if you haven’t sampled it yet, you’ll be in for a big treat.

Click HERE to see the festival writeup.

And, yes, I’ll have some CD’s for sale if you need one …

A nice writeup

Posted: June 30, 2014 in music
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Click HERE – a nice writeup of me from Kayt Lucas of the Kayt Lucas Band

I have been fortunate enough to get to know Kayt, and she has asked me to back her up on some of her songs. On her recent live streaming contest, I helped her open her show for the first two tunes. She’s also working on doing some of my tunes with me – we’ll see how that turns out – stay tuned.

In the meantime, she is doing some research for a songwriting project, interviewed me, and wrote the following article.

Thanks Kayt!

Another video experimentation with a track off Unassumed Sideroads. This is called Lizard Crossing, because I like lizards, I like seeing them run, and I love the high deserts where you get to see them fairly often. I also shared my home with Al for well over a decade. I rescued Al from unhappy circumstances, and he loved banjo music. Anyway – here it be

Ain’t No Laughing Matter is one of my favourite tunes written by my friend, the late Wayne Sorge. Here’s my official version, from my CD Unassumed Sideroads. I’ve had so many requests for the lyrics for this that I’ve added them to the video, over a slideshow of run down or abandoned buildings in Virginia and South Carolina. The photos were taken by my Friend Joan in Charlottesville – thanks Joan!

Please have a gander and tell me what you think.

This has long been one of my favourite holiday sings. Written by Tommy Thompson and performed by him with The Red Clay Ramblers, I almost wore the vinyl out (I know I’m dating myself there). I finally got around to learning it properly for the Hicks & Dawe 2013 Holiday Party, and decided it might be nice to record it just very simply with the Gold Tone dojo in my living room. With a little Kraken Spiced Rum, just to ease my vocal cords of course. Hope you like it.