I’ve been going to Blackpot Festival in Lafayette, LA for a couple of years and absolutely love it. So I’m especially excited to announce that I am playing the festival this year! I’ll be doing a solo set on Friday, October 28, in the evening at the church.
My solo set is kind of like a personal mix tape. I play fiddle tunes, of course… both Ozark tunes and my own. Then I love to sing with the fiddle. I tend to gravitate toward the old spirituals when it comes to traditional singing. I’m also writing songs that are either in a traditional context or else they are completely modern. And then… one of my favorite things to do these days is revisit the music of my youth. I’ve worked up some “covers” from the late 70’s/early 80’s, paying homage to bands who helped me wake up in music. I think these songs have lent themselves well to the setting of a single fiddle and voice. They sound a little different from the originals. I feel a good song can stand in many different settings.
So… see y’all at Blackpot!