Standing Room Only

What a great night at Fiddler’s Dream! Thanks to all of you who came out for this Grand Finale of our 20th Anniversary tour. We packed the place and even had to turn folks away at the door. The stage manager told me later that it was the largest crowd they had ever had at Fiddler’s Dream. And we pulled out all the stops! Grammy-nominated fiddler, Doug Bartlett, joined us on stage and ripped into the fiddle tunes like whirlwind. Plus the band was smoking hot all night. We also gave a Barnstormer Boost to Anni Beach, founder of the Jam Pak Blues ‘N’ Grass Neighborhood Band for her tireless efforts to promote bluegrass across multi-generations and cultures out here in the southwest. Anni brought along one of her talented students, 11 year old Alan, who joined us on stage for a couple of numbers and melted the hearts of everyone. It really means so much to me as a former teacher, to see these youngsters take the stage and fearlessly tackle a rousing traditional tune. What a great way to close out a year of exciting shows across the US. Now I’m back to work writing songs for the new album which should be released next year. 2014 is going to be even bigger and more thrilling!