Previous Performances

2017 Calendar

with Carey Creed at Benefit Concert for Syrian Refugee Families
Sunday, July 9, 2017, 3:00 pm
Rockville United Church, Rockville, MD

with Wolf Trap Opera and Halcyon Stage
June 17, 2017, 8:00 pm
Dock 5 at Union Market, Washington DC
The Fall of the House of Usher by Philip Glass and Arthur Yorinks

Solo
Sunday, May 21, 2017, 6:00 pm
Jane Franklin Dance Annual Gala, Arlington, VA

with Great Noise Ensemble
May 6, 2017, 8:00 pm
Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC
Taught the Band to Play: the Sgt. Pepper Project

with Congressional Chorus
March 16 - 18, 2017 at 8:00 pm; March 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm
Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC
Road Trip Cabaret

with MetroSongs
Saturday, February 11, 2017, 9:00 pm
Acre 121, Washington, DC

with MetroSongs
Friday, January 27, 2017, 10:00 pm
Tortoise and Hare Bar and Grille, South Arlington, VA

with MetroSongs
Monday, January 9, 2017, 9:00 pm
Galaxy Hut, Arlington, VA

2016 Calendar

with Carey Creed at Azalea City Recordings Holiday Concert
Sunday, November 27, 2016, 7:30 pm
Airshow Mastering, Takoma Park, MD

with Congressional Chorus
November 19, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Church of The Epiphany, Washington, DC.
Fascinatin' Rhythms

with MetroSongs
Friday, October 21, 2016, 9:00 pm
Acre 121, Washington, DC

with MetroSongs
Saturday, August 6, 2016, 10:00 pm
Tortoise and Hare Bar and Grille, South Arlington, VA

with MetroSongs
Saturday, July 23, 2016, 10:00 pm
Roofers Union, Washington, DC

Solo
Saturday, June 18, 2016, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Cabin John Shopping Center, Potomac, MD

with Congressional Chorus
June 4, 2016, 7:30 pm
National City Christian Church, Washington, DC
Young, Hip, and Global

Great Noise Ensemble
Sunday, May 29, 2016, 4:00 pm
Baltimore War Memorial, Baltimore, MD
Michael Gordon's Van Gogh

Great Noise Ensemble
Saturday, May 28, 2016, 8:00 pm
Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC
Michael Gordon's Van Gogh

with Carey Creed at The New Old Jamboree, hosted by Ruthie & the Wranglers
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 7:00 pm
New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt, MD

Selling Fairfax by the Pound: Return to Epicure
Saturday, April 23, 2016, 8:00 pm
Epicure Cafe, Fairfax, VA

with Congressional Chorus
March 17 - 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm; March 20, 2016 at 4:00 pm
Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC
Tinseltown Hollywood Cabaret

Ben Tufts and Friends Present A Tribute to the Beatles
Saturday, February 27, 2016, 8:00 pm
Iota Club and Cafe, Arlington, VA

Great Noise Ensemble
Saturday, January 9, 2016, 8:00 pm
New Music Gathering
Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

2015 Calendar

Solo
Thursday, November 5, 2015, 9:00 pm
Kramerbooks, Washington, DC

Solo
Thursday, October 8, 2015, 9:00 pm
Kramerbooks, Washington, DC

Solo
Thursday, September 10, 2015, 9:00 pm
Kramerbooks, Washington, DC

Solo
Thursday, August 27, 2015, 9:00 pm
Kramerbooks, Washington, DC

Solo
Thursday, July 16, 2015, 9:00 pm
Kramerbooks, Washington, DC

Azalea City Recordings Sampler 5 CD Release Concert, with Carey Creed
Saturday, June 25, 2015, 7:30 pm
Takoma Park Community Center, Takoma Park, MD

Washington Folk Festival, with Carey Creed, Lynn Hollyfield and friends
Saturday, May 30, 2015, 3:00 pm
Washington Folk Festival, Glen Echo Park, Crystal Pool Stage

Solo
Thursday, May 28, 2015, 9:00 pm
Kramerbooks, Washington, DC

Selling Fairfax by the Pound: Inspired by SECONDS OUT (in DC)
Friday, May 22, 2015, 8:00 pm
Ebenezers Coffeehouse, Washington, DC

Great Noise Ensemble
Friday, May 15, 2015, 8:00 pm
Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC

Selling Fairfax by the Pound: Inspired by SECONDS OUT (in VA)
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 8:00 pm
Epicure Cafe, Fairfax, VA

Solo
Thursday, April 2, 2015, 9:00 pm
Kramerbooks, Washington, DC

with Congressional Chorus
March 26 - 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm; March 29, 2015 at 4:00 pm
Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC
Eye of the Tiger: An American Cabaret

Solo
Thursday, March 5, 2015, 9:00 pm
Kramerbooks, Washington, DC

with Jane Franklin Dance
March 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm
Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC
Niche finds an ordinary and unremarkable couple on their honest search for a place called "home." Boy meets girl and one thing follows the next. An unsettling group of passersby, vintage technology, innovative movement and text bring the situation into focus. Recycled materials are contributed by UpCycle, an Alexandria-based creative reuse center. Handmade 2-D cut-outs and transparencies move the story forward via an "old school" overhead projector and slide projector. Dance and theatre combines with live music by Mark Sylvester.
Presented as part of INTERSECTIONS at the Atlas Performing Arts Center - eight days of performing arts that celebrate the diversity, energy and excellence of artists and audiences from DC and beyond. Feb 20 - Mar 7, 2015.

2014 Calendar

Great Noise Ensemble
Saturday, December 6, 2014, 8:00 pm
Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC
The program includes my Banjo Chamber Concerto.

Solo
Thursday, November 20, 2014, 9:00 pm
Kramerbooks, Washington, DC

Solo
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 9:00 pm
Kramerbooks, Washington, DC

Bach & Beer Classical Night
Monday, November 3, 2014, 8:00 pm
Iota Club and Cafe, Arlington, VA

Solo
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 9:00 pm
Kramerbooks, Washington, DC

Selling Fairfax by the Pound
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8:00 - 11:00 pm
Epicure Cafe, Fairfax, VA

Solo
Sunday, October 12, 2014, 7:00 pm
World Folk Music Association Showcase at El Golfo Restaurant, Silver Spring, MD

Bach & Beer Classical Night
Sunday, October 5, 2014, 8:00 pm
Iota Club and Cafe, Arlington, VA

Selling Fairfax by the Pound
Friday, September 26, 2014, 8:00 pm
Empire, Springfield, VA

Great Noise Ensemble
Saturday, September 20, 2014, 8:00 pm
Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC

with Carey Creed at Focus Concerts
Saturday, September 13, 2014, 7:00 pm
Church of St. Clement, Alexandria, VA

Bach & Beer Classical Night
Monday, September 8, 2014, 8:00 pm
Iota Club and Cafe, Arlington, VA

Solo
Thursday, September 4, 2014, 9:00 pm
Kramerbooks, Washington, DC

with Carey Creed at The New Old Jamboree, hosted by Ruthie & the Wranglers
Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 7:00 pm
New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt, MD

Solo
Thursday, July 17, 2014, 9:00 pm
Kramerbooks, Washington, DC

Bach & Beer Classical Night
Monday, July 14, 2014, 8:00 pm
Iota Club and Cafe, Arlington, VA

with Carey Creed
Sunday, July 13, 2014, 7:00 pm
World Folk Music Association Showcase at El Golfo Restaurant, Silver Spring, MD

Selling Fairfax by the Pound
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Iota Club and Cafe, Arlington, VA
Performing as part of the Classic Albums 1973 lineup, Selling Fairfax by the Pound will play selections from Selling England By The Pound.

Solo
Thursday, July 10, 2014, 9:00 pm
Kramerbooks, Washington, DC

Great Noise Ensemble
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Bang on a Can Marathon, Winter Garden, New York, NY

House Concert in Takoma Park, MD
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 8:00pm
with cellist Natalie Spehar and guitarist Erik Sharar.

Selling Fairfax by the Pound
Thursday, May 1, 2014, 7:30 pm
The 8 X 10, Baltimore, MD
with Rush tribute band, Blame Canada

Solo
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 9:00 pm
Kramerbooks, Washington, DC

Great Noise Ensemble
Sunday, April 6, 2014, 6:30 pm
The National Gallery of Art's West Garden Court, Washington, DC
A Festival Honoring Louis Andriessen at 75
Great Noise Ensemble performs Andriessen's Grawemeyer Award-winning opera, La Commedia.

with Congressional Chorus
March 20 - 22, 2014 at 8:00 pm; March 23, 2014 at 4:00 pm
Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC
New York, New York: An American Cabaret

New Duets, with cellist Natalie Spehar
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 4:00pm
Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC
Last year, INTERSECTIONS 2013 audiences heard my "Banjo Chamber Concerto" performed by Great Noise Ensemble. This year, cellist Natalie Spehar (of Great Noise Ensemble and Primitivity) and I perform my latest compositions and arrangements for cello and guitar/banjo/mandolin/ukulele.

After the concert, at 5:30, I will be part of a Composer Conversation forum (free). Stick around for some composer conversation and Q&A.

Presented as part of INTERSECTIONS at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, Feb 21 - Mar 8, 2014. The INTERSECTIONS festival is an intense three weeks with many amazing DC-area performers. I'd like to draw your attention to two groups in particular.

Great Noise Ensemble
Friday, February 7, 2014, 8:00 pm
Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC

Solo
Thursday, January 16, 2014, 9:00 pm
Kramerbooks, Washington, DC

Preview of New Duets, with cellist Natalie Spehar
Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 6:30pm
Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC
At the kick-off party for the 2014 INTERSECTIONS Festival, Natalie and I preview some music from our March 1st INTERSECTIONS show.

Solo
Thursday, January 9, 2014, 9:00 pm
Kramerbooks, Washington, DC 20036