Trout Steak Revival, ‘Spirit to the Sea’

Many thanks to Trout Steak Revival for bringing me on-board again to produce their new album, ‘Spirit to the Sea.’ These guys are a true band, better than the sum of their parts. Our goal this time around was to dig deep on the songwriting…

Denver Bluegrass Generals

The Denver Bluegrass Generals in something Andy Hall and I have been planning for quite some time, and we could not be more excited about how things kicked off last weekend. The idea has always been to bring a cross section of our favorite bluegrass…

TRAD+ LIVE IN DENVER

Gearing up to play this Friday at the One Up in Denver with my man Nick Falk on drums, then head right into the studio to make the first TRAD+ album. Here are some samples. Exciting times, thanks for tuning in.

FATHERS LIVE TRACKS

We’ve been on tour–here are a few live cuts for your listening pleasure. More info at the Founding Fathers site.

THE MUSIC IS IN OUR HANDS NOW

Big thanks to the Bluegrass Situation for inviting me to be a part of their growing musical world. The BGS is the brainchild of Ed Helms–banjo player and long time friend of acoustic music. For my first piece I jumped back into some of the…

BANJO AT THE BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC

A few weeks ago I was up in Boston as a guest teacher at the Berklee College of Music, and I’m happy to report that the banjo is cool again. I was there for two days, working with students in the American Roots Music Program…

Winter March

Here’s a new tune that came from the cold weather. Download it at my Bandcamp page.  

GoPro Virtual Tour (Parts 2-3)

We captured the Stringdusters monster fall tour with a bag full of awesome GoPro gear. Part 1 took you backstage (previous post), while parts 2-3 bring you a bunch of music as well as some excellent outdoor adventures. Can’t wait to get back on the…

BG Situation Mixtape

Ed Helms and Co. have a cool thing brewing out on the West Coast: The LA Bluegrass Situation. First they started a festival in LA, now roughly 3 years old, which has featured some of the biggest names in acoustic music (Gillian and Dave, Jackson…

GoPro at the Electric Forest

Here’s some of the first footage we captured with the new GoPro video rig, live from the Electric Forest in MI. We are gearing up to do this at most, if not every stop on the fall tour. Electric Forest was one of the first…

DEFENDERS

Here’s some new original music I recorded in my studio over the last few days. I have a bunch of new cameras on hand, so I have been mixing in some creative live filming while tracking. Thanks to GoPro for the amazing gear. If you…

The New Ambassador of the Banjo

Mainstream attention to bluegrass is picking up as the music evolves, reaching new listeners who are drawn to its depth and beauty. The emergence of a handful of high profile supporters/players is an undeniable factor in this recent growth spurt. Celebrities like Ed Helms and…

The Porchlight Sessions

In the unruly sea of kickstarter projects, here is one that’s definitely worth funding. Producer/director Anna Schwaber logged a bunch of time with just about every prominent voice in acoustic music (including the Stringdusters) to reflect on the history and tradition that make our music…