Nashville, TN. September 11, 2016. Instrument demonstration: Djembe and Guitar.Kenny and Andy played several selections from Andy’s CD Room for Roots (on which Kenny played)and took questions from the audience in this informal workshop. Kenny’s drums were tuned to E, G, A, B, and C, and he demonstrated playing melodies and harmonies on them using both muffled and unmuffled tones. Then…
Copper Mountain, Colorado. August 13, 2016 This was our second year for Acoustic Kids at Copper Guitar Town. Beautiful weather. Talented kids. Magnificent setting. What could be better? Well, how about sponsorship from Guitar Center, who presented each participant with a Guitar Center gift certificate at the end of the showcase! …read post
(Kenny Kosek, Allen Feldman and I) …became the Star Spangled String Band in High School. We were crazy about old-time music. We played constantly throughout high school, did a lot of live shows and appeared on radio often. We also traveled to the fiddlers conventions at Galax, Virginia, and Union Grove, North Carolina, a couple of years running.
New York in the 1960’s was a fabulous place to be for a young guitar nut. There were great players like Dave VanRonk appearing at venues even an under-age guy could go to. Then, there were folks like Doc Watson coming to town! I remember hearing Doc and Reverend Gary Davis jamming backstage at a hall…that was really something! …. Years later I would find myself working with some of my heroes– opening up for folks like Brownie McGee and Sonny Terry or Merle Haggard, or performing with Mike Seeger….