Monthly Archives: October 2016

New Projects

Well, it’s obviously been quite a while since I’ve worked on this site!

I want to begin with the unfortunate news that my band Scarlet Town has been disbanded as of January 2016, and it probably will remain so for the foreseeable future.  If I don’t get that project restarted in the next few years, then it’s probably not going to happen, which would be truly sad.

Since Scarlet Town is in a down phase right now, I have decided to get into some new projects, and this site is one of them.

Another project is an acoustic band, playing a range of genres as well as original material. I call it an Americana band, but there are some people who don’t seem to like that label. I’m not sure why that is, since it seems to me to pretty descriptive — basically it covers stuff from what used to be called “Folk” to stuff in the Blues/Jazz category.  We do some country sounding songs as well.  Since it’s a trio and we play five instruments (at least currently) it’s the arrangements that hold it together. The band is called Roanoke Road, with Bill Banks and Leslie Tabb.  It’s been great fun working with them! We are trying out some new arrangements and doing some recording.  Some of it is on facebook under Roanoke Road, and some of it will be posted here pretty soon.

The third is a duo with Turlach Boylan.  He has a few of albums out:  The Tidy Cottage, Shame the Devil, and Lift.    While we focus on Irish music — tunes and songs — but we are also pushing that boundary.  Turlach won All-Ireland flute in 1986, and has lived stateside since 1989.  It’s always a pleasure playing and arranging music with him.  He’s an inspiration to me in many ways. So look forward to some of our music here as well!

Cheers and Thanks!