I love music! I play at home and with friends regularly. And although I have played out a few times, I am not a professional musician: I don't play in a band or play music for a living. I do, however, entertain the crowds with stiltwalking and/or my unique shows at a wide variety of musical events.
opened for Tom Paxton and Tom Chapin at John M. Green Hall in
Northampton MA. I've entertained at numerous music festivals including
the Bright Moments Jazz Festival (8x), Schleigho's "Ho Down" camp out
music festival (5x), the Charlemont Reggae Festival (4x), "The Big
Squeeze" bluegrass festival (2x), Hot Food/Hot Jazz Fest (2x), Max Creek's
"Camp Creek" music camp out music festival, the Norfolk Chamber Music
Festival, and Moon Boot Lovers' "Boot Camp" camp out music festival.
I've also have opened for various musicians at Bellingham's "Concerts on
the Grass" 11 times since 1997.
One of the reasons I love entertaining at musical events is that music is a big part of my life. I first started playing piano at age 6 and am self-taught on that instrument. I started trombone lessons in grade school. I picked up guitar at age 13. In college I bought an upright bass — which has always been my favorite instrument. And in my early 30's, I discovered that I seem to have some sort of innate talent for music and can play just about any instrument once someone shows me how.
I have a large, well-stocked music room in my home where I now keep all the instruments that I've acquired over the years, including piano, trombone, guitars, acoustic bass, trumpets, clarinet, wooden flutes, my granddad's mandolin, ukulele, balalaika, harmonicas, pan pipes, recorders, slide whistles, ocarinas, accordion, gut bucket, several small drums, and an entire wall of cubby holes with a large assortment of small percussion instruments.
I've also jammed with lots of professional musicians including Charles Neville, Rusted Root, Goki Bi System, Will Brown, Tony Vacca, Tim Moran, Wil Lettman, J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.), Kim Zombik, Gaia Roots, Brian Bender, Ken Laroche (DOAH World Music Ensemble), Kalpana Devi (Black Rebels), Ron Freshley, Matt and Mark Herschler, Tim Van Egmond, Moonlight & Morningstar, Star Drooker, Celia, John and Miro Sprague, Adam Rothberg, Peter Jones, Nancy Rockland-Miller, Jay Mankita, Doug Hewitt, John Porcino, Robby Roiter, Matthew Liston, Mark Fox, and a whole host of others I can't remember right now.
Entertainment options I've done at musical events include:
for all adults and mixed-ages:
Stiltwalking & the Aerial Delights Show
and selections from The Party Game Show
for teens and other active people:
The On-the-Go High-Octane Special
The Outdoor Special
YOU WILL BE 100% SATISFIED AND
YOUR GROUP WILL HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF FUN...
OR IT'S FREE!