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February 25, 2015
This Sunday (March 1) I'm performing with Jane Franklin Dance in the premier of "Niche." It's cool.


Selling Fairfax by the Pound

January 25, 2015
Here's a compilation video of Selling Fairfax by the Pound at Epicure Cafe in October, 2014.

The Banjo Faces Its Shadow

December 10, 2014
Check out Erik Spangler's wonderful and very in-depth article at NewMusicBox on the history of the banjo and its many uses. There's a paragraph near the end about me and my work.

Coming Soon: Banjo Chamber Concerto

November 4, 2014
On Saturday, December 6, Great Noise Ensemble will revisit my Banjo Chamber Concerto.

Bach & Beer Classical Night

November 1, 2014
For the past few months, I've been organizing Bach & Beer, a mostly-monthly classical music showcase at Iota Club and Cafe. Join us this Monday, November 3, for Bach & Beer IV.

Great Noise Ensemble Opens 10th Season

September 20, 2014
Great Noise Ensemble kicks off our tenth season with a program featuring Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians. As K. Robert Schwarz wrote in his liner notes for the recording by Reich's ensemble, this piece is "one of a handful of late-twentieth-century works that can rightly claim to have altered the course of Western music."

BONUS FREE PERFORMANCE: Come to the Atlas early and participate in a collaborative performance with musicians from GNE in the atrium of the Atlas, performing Terry Riley's In C. Bring your own instruments or noisemakers and play alongside GNE members in an hour-long jam session starting at 5:00pm.

This September 20th performance coincides with the vibrant H Street Festival, which features live music, food, crafts, art, artisans, and more all day in the H Street Arts District.

New Duets, coming up on Saturday, March 1, 2014

February 18, 2014
Last year, INTERSECTIONS 2013 audiences heard my Banjo Chamber Concerto performed by Great Noise Ensemble. This year, cellist Natalie Spehar and I perform my latest compositions and arrangements for cello and guitar/banjo/mandolin/ukulele, at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Details

A Tribute to Pete Seeger

January 28, 2014
I'm very honored to have been a part of this Channel 9 news segment about Pete Seeger. They filmed a bit of me at the House of Musical Traditions this afternoon.

Guerrilla New Music has arrived!

December 10, 2013
Guerrilla New Music, Great Noise Ensemble's first CD, is now available.
Bandcamp, CD Baby

Winter Workshops

November 17, 2013
I'll be teaching two workshops this winter at House of Musical Traditions: Intermediate/Advanced Strumming on Thursday, January 23; and Playing (Well) with Others, a four-week class in February and March.

New Website Launched

October 17, 2013
I've redesigned my website. I'll be making slight additions in the coming weeks. Take a look around and let me know what you think.