Down the Road

Previous events


Centenary Stage Co. Black Box Festival

Hackettstown, NJ

I'll be joined by multi-instrumentalist, Brian Vollmer, for a four-day run of PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST AS SANTA CLAUS: it's one-part string-band concert, one-part literary reading, one-part storytelling evening, one-part gift exchange. We'll have ourselves some fun.


Northern Indiana show

Honeywell House, Wabash, IN

Thursday night of my week-long education residency, and I'll be at the Honeywell House, telling Alaska-set stories, reciting and reading poems, and playing fiddle tunes. There might likely be a surprise or two.


Sam Houston State University visit

Sam Houston State University, Huntsville TX

More details as I have them! And now I finally do. I'll be joined by Austin banjo player, Jerry Hagins, and by Austin fiddler and guitarist, Beth Chrisman. The show will also have sets by Evie Ladin & Keith Terry, and by Gene Young & Marynell Young. On Tuesday morning, I'll be doing a session for Creative Writing students and others.



Texas residency

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Sponsored by the Academy for Visual and Performing Arts I'll be on campus October 7-9, and Thursday evening, October 9 will host a roots music variety show which includes Appalachian Roots duo Ira Bernstein and Riley Baugus, plus the West Coast pair of Evie Ladin and Keith Terry, plus Cajun fiddler David Greely, plus Austin musician, Jerry Hagins, and special guests. More information as I have it.


Caldwell Arts Council: Granite Falls Coffeehouse show

Local Bean Coffeehouse, 30 Falls Street, Granite Falls, NC

I'll be joined by Nashville multi-instrumentalist, John Fabke (and we expect special guests and surprises).

This is the public event that goes with a two-day education residency in Caldwell County high schools and will be a family-friendly show.

pass-the-hat; all are welcome (with a suggested donation of $10, or what you can comfortably afford))


Cookeville TN show

Poets Coffeehouse

Aptly named venue! I'll be joined by the superb Nashville multi-instrumentalist, John Fabke, for my first ever Cookeville TN appearance. Thanks to Nathan Dodson, who I first met in Skagway AK, for arranging this event.


So You Want to Go Places With Your Art

Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper

Workshop for artists of all disciplines, and will be a resource for artists on the Wyoming touring roster.



Seattle roots music variety show--and WAA showcase

Jewelbox Theater in the Rendezvous, 2322 2nd Avenue, Seattle WA

9 P.M.--pre-show: Australian music duo 9:15--Ken's Class Party (a showcase-within-a-showcase) 9:45--Paul Silveria 10:00--Tania Opland & Mike Freeman 10:15--Kate Power & Steve Einhorn 10:30--W.B. Reid & Bonnie Zahnow 10:45--Grant Dermody 11:00--Red Dog 11:15--Ken Waldman

$15 (free for WAA attendees)


Thursdays on First and Third--Rochester MN

Rochester MN

Outdoor concert where I'll be joined by Brian O'Donnell from Madison WI, and Bob Bovee, from Spring Grove MN.


Cape Cod family show: CANCELLED

Highfield Hall, Falmouth, MA

Family/kids' show--more details as I have them!--------------Unfortunately, this date has been cancelled. Sorry!