Dickel Brothers Return From The Grave

It has been over a decade since the five original all played on the same stage together.  That will change on January 17th as we reunite to play the Portland Old Time Music Gathering.  In order to facilitate getting us all to Portland as well as getting us into the...

The Return to China

I am back in China again for a very different trip then my previous trip 2 years ago. This time I am traveling all around the country performing for and calling dances for predominantly Chinese people. I am half way into a month long tour and so far the response has...

Get In The Square Dance Van

After nearly 8 years of bumming rides off of others I have finally rejoined the world of car ownership by purchasing a low mileage ’85 Toyota van. I’m very much in honeymoon stage with my van right now but I’m going to put it to the test by driving...

Appalachian Sound Archives Fellowship

Amazing! I just found out that my proposal to Berea College’s Appalachian Sound Archives Fellowship was accepted.  I will be spending the month of March deep in the archives in Berea, Kentucky researching traditional Appalachian square dance callers and east...

Beijing Nights – Old Time Hits China

In May I was invited to China for two weeks to call square dances for Americans living in Beijing.  A generous businessman named Mark Atkeson had square danced at his wedding 20 years ago and decided to spread the joy to his friends in Beijing.  He teamed me up with a...