"Great guitar, great fiddle and a voice that bring Traditional Music to life." – David Stafford, KKUP Friday Folk-Off http://www.kkup.com/
"one of my favorite Celtic genre-bending local artists" -- Tony Becker http://www.facebook.com/AmeriCeltic
Following the 2012 run of my trio Bright Side Band, I reunited in 2013 with long-time collaborator Cal Keaoola. 'Hardly Strictly Trad.' continues the same format -- my fingerstyle guitar & vocals accompanied by violin/fiddle and female vocals -- and mostly Traditional celtic/folk/blues repertoire. Now joined by Irish singer Aine Brolly, and recording in the studio at Stanford, you can hear this lineup on the first six tracks of the site player (iand video below). -- Regards, Jon
Sat. March 9, 8pm at Red Rock Cafe, Mountain View; with Doug Young
Mon. March 18, 7pm: KC Turner Presents Acoustic Bistro at Osteria, S.F.
Sun. March 24, 7:30pm at The Chieftain Irish Pub, S.F.
Sat. April 20, 6:30pm at Morritt Gallery/Talbot Cafe, S.F.
Sat. April 27, 7pm at High St. Station, Alameda; with Maria Quiles & Rory Cloud
Thur. May 23, 7pm at O'Reilly's Irish Pub, S.F.
Fri. June 14, 4pm live on-air at KKUP, San Jose
Sat. June 15, 8pm at Red Rock Cafe, Mountain View
Sat. June 22, 1pm at Hopmonk Tavern, Novato
Sun. June 30, 7:30pm at The Chieftain Irish Pub, S.F.
Sat. July 13, 11am at Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley
Tue. July 16, 8pm at The Bistro, Hayward
Sun. Aug. 18, 7pm at New Works Festival @ Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto
Thanks for the views! update: Hit counter (below) tallied 5,000 website views for month ending 5-20-2013.
Cafe Gratitude photography courtesy Guy Zahler. Red Rock photography courtesy Dan Wadleigh. Trieste photography courtesy Janice Fujii. Alternative Cafe photography courtesy Richard Herbert. Documentary video courtesy John E. Mount. Live webcast video courtesy Doug Young.