This one should be self-explanatory, folks... this is the dedicated
website for my CD with pal Roger Landes, with more than you could ever
need concerning the intersection bouzoukis and janissaries...
this is the site for the wonderful music camp that Roger dreamed up
and directs... if you want to learn more about how to play your bouzouki,
guitar, mandolin, fiddle, oud, drum, banjo or sing with your own built-in
pipes – not to mention perhaps win a fine instrument or two – this
is the site for you!
runs a tight, clean ship with her old-timey honky-tonk band, and I’m
proud to be a part of it. Check it out for gig dates, music samples,
CDs, bios of my fellow bandmates, and some chilly-cool photos and posters.
also proud to be a member, at least for the time being, of the best
alt-goth-hillbilly-folk-rock band in Taos, Bone Orchard! Bios, CDs,
show dates... it’s all
This is the website of my fine friend and fine artist Dan Enger. You
can read an article I wrote about Dan and his work HERE, and feel
free to leave a comment or two! Dan and I have a little mutual
admiration society going, and I think if you like what I'm doing,
you'll probably like what he's doing! Check out them calaveras!
Don Richmond, the maestro! This man helps out more musicians in the
northern New Mexico / southern Colorado region than you can shake a stick
at. He runs a great recording studio, plays many, many instruments really,
really well, fronts the great southwestern dance band The Rifters, is
a writer with his own book in print, and an all-around fantastic guy.
What would we do without him?
pal Roger Landes’ own
site, with info on his eclectic music, great old photo galleries, lots
of info on his collection of unusual instruments, and of course, access
to his great music and CDs.
of the finest of New Mexico’s
many writers, a gentleman drinking buddy of mine, and... lo and behold!
The designer of this fine website! Click here, give him his due, and
site is the brainchild of my friend Dan Beimborn, a great mandolinist
and great guy. (I played on Dan’s last CD, Torch And Fire,
along with TIm O’Brien, Mike Bub, and a whole bunch of great folks!)
Here you can find out about your old Gibson mandolin, or about Dan and
favorite festival of the southwest, and not just because they keep
asking me to play! Truly a unique experience, the Thirsty Ear Festival
is held outside Santa Fe, New Mexico at a old-west movie ranch, and
brings together some of the finest roots musicians in the world. Thirsty
Ear also promotes many other concerts during the whole of the year.
Whattaya waitin’ for?! Check ‘em
Gehrig Fry is a fine friend of mine, and also the genius photographer
behind the acclaimed cover of my Penny Dreadfuls CD. He’s
now doing great, utterly non-cheesy work with 3-D photographs of national
parks and monuments. Wonderful, wonderful stuff.
Connie is like my big sister, and her lovely voice has graced two of
my CDs, Strange Lullabies and Penny Dreadfuls... click
here to check out her own extensive catalog of recordings and her poetry
What a site! Not only is this site a gateway to info about two fine
friends and fellow songwriters Lorne Clarke and Tom Flannery, but these
crazy guys have been writing a song a week and giving them away online
for years! Wild! Your source for the latest in topical protest songs,
and some damn great ones, at that.
John and Viv, the good folks at Art Of The Song, interview world-reknown
songwriters for their weekly radio show, and offer sage advice for aspiring
songwriters everywhere. A great radio show, and you can click here to
find it on a radio station near you, and lots more!
My local, Taos, New Mexico-based guitar builders and repair folks...
Scott and Cait will fix ya right up!
down at High Desert Guitars in Santa Fe, New Mexico, runs not only
the best guitar shop in Santa Fe, but one of the great ones by anybody’s
standards, anywhere in the world. More than worth a stop if you want
a truly great instrument.
website of my friend Dr. Chris Smith, ethnomusicologist at Texas Tech
University, Irish tenor banjo shredder and bandleader, and great guy.
He’s also much, much smarter than me, the bastard. You’ll
also find access to Chris’ band Last Night’s Fun and his
beautiful, inspirational, destined-to-be-a-book blog, One Hundred
Greats In One Hundred Days.
baby... she was one of the original founders and co-admistrator for
years, and what could be better? They provide a safe environment for
at-risk kids to learn life skills and re-enter society as productive
(but non-robotic) citizens. Incredible. Every town should be so lucky
as to have an organization like this.
is a friend and a fine music and political writer for the Santa Fe
New Mexican newspaper, a most excellent DJ, and a big supporter of
my music. His blog’ll
do ya good.
of Taos, New Mexico’s best photographers, and the owner /
operator of a great gallery space where I’ve played more than one
great acoustic show.
taken a plethora of great photos year after year at the Thirsty Ear
Festival, where I met her, and she took one of my all-time favorites
of me and Roger jamming on the Thirsty Ear stage... beautiful stuff,
and not just all music shots either.
is a photographer with a strong interest in music... strong enough
that he’s a
member of the New Mexico Music Commission and a musician himself. Not
to mention his great shots of Kim And The Caballeros at the 2006 Big
I had the unique experience in February 2001 of playing a guitar made
of ice at over 11,000 feet in the Sangre De Christo Mountains of New
Mexico. Intrigued? Well, ya should be. Check out the entire wild scene,
and order the music, right here.
buddy Brooks Masten is building some of the finest retro (and I mean
really, really retro... back into the 19th century!) banjos around,
and I have the second one he ever made, not to mention a ridiculously
cool 7-string, minstrel-style guitar banjo that would’ve been right
at home on some slow-moving Mississippi paddlewheeler... if you’re
into the vintage banjo thing, this is where ya want to be.
Taos News is the local, once-a-week newspaper serving my artsy little
cosmopolitan town here in the mountains... if you’re headed this
way and want to check out what’s happening, click here. My own local
gigs ought to be listed on my “gigs” page, but if I’m
not performing when you’re here (or if I’ve fallen down on
the job and the gigs listed are outta date!) you can check out the local
music and art scene, as well as all the sordid local political news you
can handle, right here.