Down the Road

Previous events


Colorado House Concert

a house in Pinon Hills, outside Salida CO

I'll be joined by Andrea Earley Coen for an exceptional evening of fiddle tunes, and more. Fun, inspiration, and surprises, with a jam session following. Write for information about the event. Limited to 20 guests.


Two Midland Michigan shows

360 Creative, Midland

Afternoon 50-minute kids' show followed in the evening by a full show where I'll be joined by multi-instrumentalist, Aaron Jonah Lewis.


Bath NY workshop and reading/show

Dormann Library, Bath NY

Writing workshop from 5-6:30 followed immediately by an event (with a special guest or two)


Binghamton show and dance

American Legion Hall, Binghamton

Also appearing will be Brian Vollmer, Claire Byrne, Andru Bemis, Aaron Jonah Lewis, and others. It will be quite a night. More details as I have them.


From Manhattan to Moose Pass

Don't Tell Mama , 343 W. 46th, New York NY

This year (will once more be exceptional):

Ken's Class Party -- Kaia Kater -- Nic Gareiss & Maeve Gilchrist -- and Brian & Claire -- Miller, Knuth, Kilianski -- Jefferson Hamer Band -- Wild Hog -- Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards -- Ken Waldman & The Secret Visitors -- ending it with a party


Red Hook roots music variety show

Jalopy, Brooklyn, NY

Another great line up:

8:00--Ken's Class Party (Ken Waldman's set to introduce everybody).

8:30--Nic Gareiss & Maeve Gilchrist (percussive dance meets Scottish harp)

8:45--Kaia Kater (Afro-Canadian banjo sensation joined by bassist and dancer)

9:00--Wild Hog (Thomas Bailey & Aaron Jonah Lewis & Max Johnson--traditional string-band going outside the lines)

9:15--Brian & Claire (newlywed fiddlers, guitarists, singers Brian Vollmer & Claire Byrne)

9:30--Miller, Knuth, Kilianski (Chris Miller, Audrey Knuth, and Mark Kilianski--another all-star configuration)

9:45--Jefferson Hamer Band (Americana originals from roots music trio)

10:00--Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards (post-rock folk with twin fiddle,, cello, bass)

10:15--Ken Waldman & The Secret Visitors (reprise of fiddling poet & pals)


First Night, Raleigh

various locations , Raleigh

The ideal way to end 2016 and usher in 2017. I'll be doing a family/kids' set, plus two general sets, and figure to have a few guests to help it all along.


SKyPAC residency

Allen County schools, Scottsville KY and Bowling Green KY

I'll be spending most of the week of November 14-18 in Allen County schools, plus will be doing Thursday matinee shows for Bowling Green students and others in the theater at SKyPAC to celebrate the Gingerbread Home for the Arts. Before that, I'll be visiting schools in the region on Thursday and Friday, November 10 & 11, plus will be visiting other community venues on Saturday November 12, and Saturday, November 19. Check with SKyPAC for details. I'm looking forward to returning to Bowling Green.


Chattanooga area show

Southern Adventist University, Collegedale TN

More details as I have them, but will likely be on campus Monday and Tuesday, and then have the Tuesday evening show where I'll be joined by a couple of terrific musicians, Riley Baugus, John Fabke, plus hopefully a few surprise guests.


WV Presenters

Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg WV

I'll be joined by Mark Tamsula and Richard Withers for a showcase set. Not open to the public, but for WV presenters only.


Arts Northwest conference

Spokane WA

Usually I attend every third year, when it's in Boise. But Boise was so much fun last year, I've decided to make it to Spokane. I'll have a booth, and expect to see lots of long-time friends and make some new ones.