SOUNDS OF FESTY FOUR

Festy number four is almost here. One of the most fun parts of the planning is putting together the lineup–a cross section of our extended musical family. It always starts with a list that’s way too big. Here are some of my highlights for the…

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…

FESTY 2013

I remember the day, probably 5 or 6 years ago, when we decided we would actually throw our own festival. We were in a white van, making the usual 8 hour drive between 2 gigs that should have never been on 2 consecutive days, when…

ROCKETS TO THE SILVER SKY

Here’s our first real music video offering that has transcended youtube’s orgy of content, residing now on a proper television set thanks to CMT. Produced by our amazing engineer, Billy Hume (both the music and the video), ‘Rockets’ is about optimism and change. As Travis…

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…

#GoPromusic

GoPro is getting in the music game, looking for the best creative pics on Instagram. We have been playing with these cameras for a while, so I grabbed some stills to throw my hat in the ring.  

Ski Tour 2013

I just rolled in from 2 of the most amazing weeks of my life, and I’m pretty sure I was at work the entire time. To most people, being in a band means white 15-passenger vans, sandwiches for dinner, endless days on the road and…

Winter March

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

NY Times

We had a great night at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC to kick off our recent 2012 NYE run. The New York Times was on hand and a great article showed up in the next day’s paper. This excerpt does a good job of summing…

Stringdusters visit New Belgium

Just another day in Ft. Collins, CO. Thanks to the good people at New Belgium–that place is amazing. They love beer, maybe more than we do.

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…

GoPro Virtual Tour (Part 1)

Yesterday kicked off three weeks worth of video retrospective, looking back at the epic 2012 Fall Tour that just came to a close. Each week we are releasing new footage at a different on-line outlet, taking you behind the scenes, on the bus, out into…

NYE with LSD

Lake St. Dive that is. Let’s all ring in the new year together…  

Xmas CD Sale/GoPro Camera Giveaway

I’m combating consumerism with a sale of my own. But my product is all-American, created right here in my American brain and recorded at my old American house in TN, no genetic modification, no child labor, just original music and homegrown yuletide cheer. You also…