Down the Road

Previous events


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.


Florida school residency

Trinity Prep, Winter Park FL

I'll be returning to Trinity Prep in Winter Park FL for two days--I'll be working with both the writers there and the strings players.


FSU/Tallahassee Roots Music Variety Show

Club Downunder, Tallahassee

I'll be there along with the Corn Potato String Band, plus Dan Wally Baker, and I'm hopeful we'll have Emolyn LIden, and Chuck Levy. And great local musician Frank Lindamood. Plus surprises. Music and dance and much more. This is the Friday night of Parents' Weekend on the Florida State University campus.


Mississippi performing arts variety show

Millsaps College, Jackson MS

Roots music variety show with Harry Bolick, Jack Magee, Shelley Gendusa, Edwin McAllister, Richard Burgess, and Anya Burgess.


Arts Midwest conference


Another conference--this time in Milwaukee.


western PA writing workshop

Indiana Free Library, Indiana PA

In conjunction with the Northern Appalachian Folk Festival, I'll be leading a free two-hour writing workshop at the public library in Indiana PA. Open to writers of all genres and all experience, participants will begin four new pieces and learn strategies to begin many more. There will be something for everyone.