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November 26, 2006
My Second CD is titled Torch and Fire, set to be released for shipment on December 15, 2006. Torch and Fire is a mandolin CD, with guest appearances by Tim O'Brien, Mike Bub, Kevin Macleod, Craig Harbauer, Mark Conyard, and Zan McLeod.

August 2, 2004
Finished recording in Nashville, sent Jack home with the Loar, and picked up a nice old 3-point Gibson F2 at Gruhn's.

June 12, 2004
Work is proceeding on the recording. I'll be in Nashville this summer recording a few tracks with Tim O'Brien. I've also mucked about with some video recordings, so if you have the Divx Codec, you can watch a couple of them:

Midnight on the Water / Bonaparte's Retreat (10Mb)
Ragtime Annie (5.2Mb)

The other half of the news is that I'm borrowing a really nice Mandolin from a very kind patron. I'll spill the beans on that soon :)

Apr 16, 2004
I've started preliminary work on the next CD, hopefully to be recorded in August, and to include a lot more mandolin.

Nov 16, 2003
"Shatter the Calm" is now available at Elderly Instruments. I'm also working on instructional materials covering many mandolin techniques & tricks, more information here eventually!

July, 2003
I had a lot of fun teaching Mandophilia at Zoukfest 2003. Hope to see folks again next year!

June 28, 2003
I'm going to teach a second 2 hour workshop at Gryphon in Palo Alto, CA on June 28th 2003 from 2-4 pm. The focus this time around is technique for the Irish Reel & Polka.

The price for the class is $30 per person, contact Gryphon Strings on the web, or by phone at 650-493-2131 to sign up!

May 17, 2003
The "Stirling Castle" set from "Shatter the Calm" aired on The Thistle and Shamrock radio program this weekend in a lovely "Celtic Mandolin" program.

April 12, 2003
A nice review of "Shatter the Calm" is in the April/May 2003 Issue of Dirty Linen.

March 6, 2003
I'm happy to say that Shatter the Calm is now available from the fine folks at Mid-Continent Music along with a fabulous array of mandolin & folk music. Drop by and say hi to Bill for me.

Sept 30, 2002
A very nice review of "Shatter the Calm" was posted by Aidan Crossey at Pay the Reckoning.

August 29th, 2002
Added a sound clip on the track list page, and an mpeg movie clip from the release party. This might not last long up here, it's 40Mb and I'll have to yank it if the traffic gets too high!

August 26th, 2002
Had a fun release party last night, met some nice folks I've only known by email addresses until now.