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Natural Bridge

featuring Mark O’Connor, David Grisman, Mike Marshall and Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and others Label: Rounder Part 1: This album started out with a different plan altogether, which was to reunite David Grisman and Tony Rice from DGQ for some tracks with me. Mark O’Connor was excited to be back on fiddle, since he was playing guitar full time with …

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Fiddle Tunes For Banjo

with Tony Trischka and Bill Keith. Featured Russ Barenberg, Andy Statman, Sam Bush, and others Label: Rounder An album celebrating the long tradition of playing fiddle tunes on the 5-string banjo. While I was living in Lexington, Ky. the idea of this record came into being. I recorded my tracks at Lemco, with the legendary Cecil Taylor, and took the …

Opening-Roll

Opening Roll – Spectrum

with Mark Schatz, Glen Lawson, and Jimmy Gaudreau Label: Rounder When Tasty Licks disbanded in 1981, Mark Schatz and I spent a summer playing in the street in Harvard Square. Then an opportunity presented itself for us to move to Kentucky and play with Jimmy and Glenn, a couple of excellent musicians who had played in one of JD Crowe’s …

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Anchored to the Shore

Tasty Licks had undergone a major face lift, with Pat and Mark now in the band. Pat being such a strong traditional singer and guitar player, we embraced the opportunity to go in that direction. He taught me so much…At the point when the band was ready to disband, we decided to go and record every tune we had, before …

crossingthetracks

Crossing the Tracks

1st solo album Label: Rounder Making my first solo album was a dream come true for me. I had quite a lot that I wanted to say, but didn’t really know how to work the medium that well yet. The band I was able to assemble included some heroes who later became virtually family to me – Jerry Douglas and …

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Tasty Licks

Featuring Jack Tottle, Stacy Philips, Paul Kahn, Robin Kincaid Label: Rounder. I moved to Boston late in 1976 to play in my first full time professional band. This was a touring band, and gave me my first experience of existing in a band situation. I liked it a lot. We toured all over New England, and sometimes even went south …