Hi! If you’re reading this, then you’ve probably danced to my music over the years at a local contra dance or festival. You’ll know that i’m both a traditional fiddle player as well as modern tune composer, and that i’m a tireless dance fiddler! You may or may not know that I also play swing, country, gospel and blues as well as traditional folk. You also may have heard some of my original songs and tunes on past albums with the Avant Gardeners band and my own previous solo recordings, such as No Gravity. Having just moved to Asheville, NC, and passed through unexpected life changes, I find that my songwriting has sprouted new wings and I’m so excited to be in the studio recording them with my favorite musical partners, the hyper talented guitarist, Bert Carlson, world class percussionist Loren Oppenheimer, and everyone’s favorite bass player, Ralph Gordon, with guest appearances by Dave Bartley on mando and guitar and George Paul on keys…
The new album is out! Please check it out under recordings!
Thanks to Doug for his amazing photography, several of which appear on our new website and one of which appears on the new cd, Moonshine, Lime and Sugar. Please support his work and get yourself a copy or two of the Contra Dance Calendar!
The BACDS has just released the newest Waltz album from camp featuring many of George’s new waltzes, entitled “Chocolates before Breakfast.” This is the best camp recording yet, featuring the Avant Gardeners, Ryan McCasson, Eden Macadam-Somers, Larry Ungar and many other fine musicians. Included with the CD is sheet music for all the waltzes, all new and previously unrecorded. You can order the cds from us or from BACDS. Proceeds go to help young musicians with scholarships to camp. American week camp will be held in LaHonda, CA this summer from June 29 – July 4. Hope you can come!
We welcome baby Kora to our family! Loren, our wonderful percussionist and fellow Avant Gardener, and wife Hilarie had a baby girl, Kora this fall. Kora already has a waltz and two tunes written in her honor!
We are sharing this song with you: It’s Never to Late.
You can download the song & music here: It’s Never Too Late (PDF)