New Release! First RBR Release Ever – Maple Leaf Rag

I’ve been so busy emailing radio people that I now have 30 minutes to write this but you’ll forgive my typos, won’t you? What an exciting day! In this newsletter: – Big big announcement: New Release! – New Videos – Gig Announcement: New Corn Potato String Band Lineup?! – Queer Square Dancing in Detroit is…

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Doctors Without Borders Benefit Tomorrow

Greetings to all my fine feathered friends, and Happy New Year! I hope you’re staying warm and cozy this season. I made it back from retreat last week and I’ll just share one of the big lessons I learned: Meditation doesn’t have to be physically uncomfortable! For years I forced myself to sit cross legged…

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Happy New Year (Almost)!

I’m sitting backstage at The Ark in between our final two performances of the Ebird & Friends Holiday Show, trying to get everything done before I take off in about a week for another meditation retreat, and there is so much to share! In fact, there’s more to share than will fit in this newsletter…

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Ragtime Banjo Revival at New England Conservatory 11/21

I’m feeling calm, grateful and happy to be in Ada, Ohio, preparing for my first orchestral concert and engaging with students and faculty promoting awareness and appreciation for the music and history of the banjo. Any time I leave Detroit I become hyperaware of my privilege. In the face of great suffering and injustice in…

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The Biggest Concert of My Life Is Next Month

+ Square Dances + Dos Senoritas + Lotus Wight + Corn Potato Tour and MORE Ahoy Pals! Last weekend I had the pleasure of playing whatever I felt like for five hours outdoors on a beautiful day at a historic Michigan farm and meeting some lovely people. The day before that I played a sweet…

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Here We Gooooo…!

Additional UK/EU/West Coast Tour Dates Announced, New Videos, Book Reports, and more Last night we had a little bon voyage party for me and I got to see a lot of my local friends, plus I got to see a performance by my old band, Roochie Toochie & the Ragtime Shepherd Kings, which was amazing…

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Dos Señoritas Is (Unofficially) Here!

Announcing EU/UK and West Coast Tour Dates + New Videos + More Buenos tardes, amigos! I am so pleased to share the unofficial prerelease availability of physical CD copies of Dos Señoritas: Classic Banjo Duets, by myself and Ben Belcher! This album will not be officially released until October so for now the only way…

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