Storms and high elevation

Hey Folks! So sorry its been a while since I have had any new updates…been busy!! Summer has been full so far! A good time, if but a bit cold, was had at this year’s Noreaster Music Festival in Mio, MI. A new band I’m playing mandolin and singing for, Wayward Roots, made the venture to Colorado to play in the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition. The experience was insanely cool, and we competed against some great bands from CO, AZ, NM, SC, IL, and TX for example. The competition was pretty fierce but we made the finals and ultimately took home 2nd place!! Playing the mainstage was awesome and the lineup was all of bluegrass royalty and also acts like the Decemberists, Emmit-Nershi Band, Mumford & Sons, and Old Crow Medicine Show. We had a great time and will always have ‘Telluride Finalists’ to add to our accomplishments!! Our trip home was amidst some scary driving thru 3 hail storms and tornado warnings thru most of Nebraska, definitely an experience we will never forget. Thanks so much to all the support we had and it was great to meet so many folks and make some new friends out west. Congratulations to Run Boy Run from AZ who won 1st Place!

Wayward Roots playing main stage at Telluride Bluegrass Festival

This upcoming saturday, June 25th, Annie Capps and I celebrate our shared birthday with a show at the Ark. Many of Annie’s musical friends will be joining us as after we play a trio set of mostly material from the new EP, Take Me To The Fair! Hope you can come and join us for a celebration spanning our combined 90 years of life!!!