Selected for Emerging Artist Showcase @ Falcon Ridge!


I am beyond excited to be selected as one of the artists to showcase at this year’s Falcon Ridge Folk Festival’s Emerging Artist Showcase.  Me and 23 other up-and-coming folk artists will perform on the mainstage Friday August 1st from 12 – 4:30pm.

The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival , now in its 26th year, takes place August 1-3 at Dodds Farm on Route 7D in Hillsdale, New York, located in the foothills of the Berkshires near the tri-state corner of New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The festival features dozens of artists performing on several stages, a dance tent, children’s music and activities, and a wide array of crafts, food and other vendors.

Among the artists performing this year will be Brother Sun, Ronny Cox, The Duhks, Seth Glier, John Gorka, Tracy Grammer, The Grand Slambovians (always a highlight at the dance tent), Kim & Reggie Harris, The Horse Flies, Christine Lavin & Don White, Magpie, Louise Mosrie, Nerissa & Katryna Nields, Aoife O’Donovan, Tom Paxton, Spuyten Duyvil, The Storycrafters, Annie Wenz, Cheryl Wheeler, and more.

The Emerging Artists for 2014:
1 – Allie Farris – Nashville TN
2 – Ashley Sofia – Ticonderoga NY
3 – Avi Wisnia – Philadelphia PA
4 – Brianne Chasanoff – New Fairfield CT
5 – Caitlin Canty – NYC
6 – Chris LaVancher – N Reading MA
7 – Hayley Reardon – Marblehead MA
8 – Jean Rohe – Brooklyn NY
9 – Jesse Terry – Stonington CT
10 – Laney Jones & the Lively Spirits – Boston MA
11 – Laura Zucker – San Francisco
12 – Libby Koch – Houston TX
13 – Liz Frame and the Kickers – Newburyport MA
14 – Matt Nakoa – Brooklyn NY
15 – Melanie Dewey – Manlius NY
16 – Roy Schneider – Fort Myers FL
17 – Russell Kaback – Greenfield MA
18 – Suzie Brown – Nashville TN
19 – The Levins – Congers NY
20 – The Lords of Liechtenstein – NYC
21- Tumbling Bones – Portland ME
22 – Wendy Cahill – Bethel CT
23 – Zak Smith – Montclair NJ
24 – Zameer – Hollywood CA

Club Passim Photos

On June 4th 2014 I had the honor of playing Club Passim in Cambridge Ma for the very first time.  It was a blast!  Here are a few photos taken by Dan Tappan.

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Club Passim June 4th!

Basic CMYKI once told a friend that I’ll know I’ve made it in the Boston area folk scene when I’ve played a gig at Club Passim. Well I may need to revise that statement, ’cause I don’t think I’ve “made it” yet, BUT on June 4th at 8pm I’ll stand on the stage that many of my folk heroes have stood on – back when it was Club 47 there was Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Tom Rush, Suzanne Vega and more recently Richard Shindell, Darrell Scott, Pierce Pettis, John Gorka, Mark Erelli and so many more. I’m going to take a few minutes and bask in that energy. Just stand on that stage and soak it all in. I can’t wait!

I’m bringing along the incomparable Jake Armerding on fiddle, the ball of energy that is John Sonntag on slide & lead guitars, and the lovely, talented Esther Friedman backing me on vocals and life in general.

RandallKrommWe will be splitting the night with the wonderful songwriter Randall Kromm who is releasing a brand new CD of songs all inspired by a small town in upstate Vermont. Randall will be joined by is two daughters who sing lovely harmonies, as well as a few other special guests.

I highly recommend ordering tickets now. You can get TICKETS HERE.

Please … if you come to any of my shows this year … make it this one! You’ve always wanted to visit Boston, right? Hope to see you here June 4th.