High Mountain Hay Fever

High Mountain Hay Fever continues to be one of the highlights of my year. Ron Thomason is not only a delightful performer with Dry Branch Fire Squad and as a brilliant comic but he programs an exceptional collection of diverse…

Rockin' in Pittsburgh

Most of the time you'll see me playing banjo, guitar or mandolin in bluegrass circles but from time to time I reach back to my musical roots which are firmly planted in rock and pop of the 1960s-70s. Each year…

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That good old "alien sounding music"

I was interviewed on the ever-changing world of bluegrass music, how I first discovered the genre and what our band, The Savage Hearts is doing these days.

Read the interview here

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CBMS Hall of Honor Update.

Here's a nice article that appeared in Bluegrass Today about The Colorado Bluegrass Music Society's Hall of Honor Ceremony at the Mid Winter Bluegrass Festival.

https://bluegrasstoday.com/mid-winter-bluegrass-festival-2018/?utm_campaign=Daily+Buzz&utm_source=Daily+buzz&utm_medium=email

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The Savage Hearts at IBMA

Here's a nice little video collection from one of our showcase gigs at the International Bluegrass Music Association Conference in Raleigh, NC September 2017.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94MQWyybNs0&list=PLfQ5xXQuzs51ALLfQkxRsG7FHKeyPbVVi

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Summer's Here and the time is right

I'll be playing several shows with my old friends in The Steel Pennies bluegrass band this summer, we'll be back at one of the finest festivals anywhere - High Mountain Hay Fever which is always a great time in Westcliffe…

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New Album is Out!

You can pick up my new album now! It's available through CDBaby as well as iTunes and all the other usual hangouts - listen to me on Spotify and all those other fancy streaming services too. I'm also on this…

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Savage Hearts Heading to IBMA

We just got the wonderful news that The Savage Hearts will be one of the featured showcase bands at the IBMA conference in September. It's an amazing honor for the band, especially as we're really just wrapping up our first…

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Bluegrass Mass

http://boulderchorale.org/boulder-chorale-bluegrass-mass/

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Merry Christmas

It's Christmas time again in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.  Here's a little video of the band gathered in our practice cabin playing some Christmas music. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RYxahVJ-Ec

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We're Number One!!

The official standings for the month of October have been released in the folk music charts and The Savage Hearts are #1 for our album "Playing it Forward"! We also charted at number 2 and 8 on the singles charts…

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New Video for Savage Hearts

We in The Savage Hearts have been working on a new album, recording at ETown studios in Boulder.  Here's an old classic from Jim Croce that we've woven into our sound. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnzEj4CGzz0