Ohio time

I’ve made it back to Ohio after a long and gratifying trip. The land here is in good shape but the garden is in need of clearing and replanting and the grass needs weekly mowing! It is a lot of work but worth it. With many gigs this summer - Cleveland only a week away, Pittsburgh, PA concert the week after that! - I may not get the trimming done as much as I like but the paths to the creek should be clear for a walk in the woods. I will be in and out all summer and teaching both at home and by skype, but would love to have yall stop down for a tune, lesson or just a visit to hang on the porch and enjoy the country.

Speaking of the homestead, I think this is the year I will be putting it up for sale. I’ve started a facebook page at Time-to-Sell-the-Farm to start posting info on it in case any of you might be interested in having a little place of your own here is Southeastern Ohio. I have so photos up already and will be updating it as I can. Internet access can be spotty here but that is part of the charm!

The new book is out an you can order it now. Only $20 plus shipping gets it into the mail to you post hastily! I’ll be working on fiddle recordings of the tunes over the next week so hope to have the audio files up at CD Baby by the end of June.

Camp is also upon us shortly. Clawcamp East is July 8-10 this year. It was listed as “sold out” but I have had 3 cancellations so get in touch right away if you would like to join us.

I’ll leave it there for now. Till Next Time,
Play Nice,

Moving Day

Finally getting the rest of the sites moved over to GoDaddy for hosting. FrogNet really let me down several times and in several ways. Hated to do it but it was a must. MANY THANKS to JWalk who has taken up the brunt of the main site move. Please bare with us all if things don’t quite work for a couple of days. Let us know what you find that “just ain’t raht” at clawdan1 (at) gmail.com.

Mail Problem

Hi Folks,
I am SO sorry to report that my .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) address has been non functioning for a while now since Frognet had a server crash this summer. Several times they told me, hey it’s all fixed, no problem, but NO. SO, if you have emailed me at that address and not gotten an answer, I apologize for the SO not excusable appearance of being unresponsive. I have partially fixed the issue as of today and am looking into a more permanent solution so this is not likely to happen again. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE forgive me and email me again if you would like to contact me. I also get mail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)com should you feel like being more sure and my cell is 412-551-0933 if you would rather trust a phone.

Welcome to the New Dan

It’s about time we updated my pages and I must give a special thanks to John J-Walk for making it happen. This is all so new and new things don’t really come that easily for me. New design, new structure, new entry method. So, bare with me as I fill in the missing info, tweak the things that are here and get to know my way around.

This weekend you can find Miss Jennifer and me at the Salome, AZ Old Time Fiddlers’ campout. I know most of you say, “that ain’t old time” and if you mean the Southern Appalachian style of old time music we love and play, well, you are partially right. There isn’t much there - yet. The more we play, the more they like it and we invite you to join us as often as you can so there will be more. In other words, if you aren’t there, it isn’t either but if we all show up and play, it will be just what we want. Not to ignore the other old time styles too, this is where the old folks are. They came out to be warm just like me so join us and have a great old time music weekend for a fraction of what it costs to go to the larger events. Well, I’ve ranted on about this enough.

In other news, the veggies are starting to get eatin’ size and the weather is warming up nicely. I’ll continue regular teaching over in San Diego through May and perhaps into early June up until I head east around June 21. I’ll be doing several workshops on the way this year starting in Lawrence, KS for fiddle and banjo then to Mountain View, AK for Stringband week. I’ll be teaching back up guitar there. Then home to Ohio for some private sessions before Clawcamp East at the end of July. We head back west right after that via an encore appearance teaching clawhammer at Gerald Jones’ Acoustic Music Camp in Arlington (Dallas/Ft. Worth area), Texas.

That’s about all for now. Time to see if we got this right and get on with updates and the days errands. Till next time…

Play Nice,