Performing

EVENT DATES
Jul23-25

West Virginia State Gospel Singers Convention

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One place I plan, GOD willing, to play and enjoy music at ever year is the West Virginia State Gospel Singers Convention
http://www.wvgospelsing.com/calendar.html
1st 1st Sat.

I am now the host/organiser of the first Saturday jam at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market  Jams are where we all show up and try to play together as a group, so bring those types of songs here. Time: 10am-12pm(noon)

The man praying in the video and the man in front of me were my neighbours in the camp ground. I was "the guy in the tent". Everyone had campers, I was literally the only one there camping in a tent. When I pulled up these two gentleman immediately invited me into one of their campers to hang out. While we were chatting I mentioned my cousin's son was a kicker for the high school football team in Hurricane, WV. The gentleman praying said, (With a smile.) "Son, I've lived in Hurr-a-kin West Virginia all my life and we've never had a hurricane there in my life time." Moments when you know GOD is watch you! GOD is good! John 14:6

TUE.

Elkton Community Center Bluegrass Jam

1st FRI. 

Harmony Free Will Baptist Church in Orange, VA (The Kirk Family)

Mon. TUE.

I teach ukulele and various pencil drawing classes at Massanutten Resort that are also open to the public. Soon harmonica and hand drums classes will be added.

https://www.massresort.com/play/ukulele-class/

I enjoy performing at some Farmers Markets

 

I have an open invitation at the Culpeper Farmers Market where I grew up. At the Harrisonburg Farmers Market, where I live now, there is a jam once a month and I also jam with a man who gives free music lessons there. I now know that I can also go over to the Staunton Farmers Market and jam with some pickers over there. Hopefully when it gets warmer we will be able to go back to enjoying more of these social activities. 

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Local Pick'n Parties and Jams.

I have performed at the Summer Duck Ruritan, Madison Rescue Squad, and Stanardsville Volunteer Fire Department Pick'n Parties. If I can get a group of pickers together I would like to keep performing at these events. There are jams in the area such as the Tuesday evening bluegrass jam at the Elkton Community Center, Saturdays at Culpeper Music, and first Friday jam/gospel show at Harmony Free Will Baptist Church. These are fun and I hope to have the opportunity to participate at these events again post pandemic. 

If you are reading this and interested in hiring someone to host an open mic at your establishment, I have experience with that and own a sound system. I am also interest in other Christian musicians looking to play music together and play in bands. Send me a message in the contact form. 

Elkton, VA Bluegrass Jam
H-burg, VA
Farmers Market 

The Acoustic Cafe at Culpeper Baptist Church

I was a member of CBC for a bit and on their praise band during that time. Geary Parkinson is on the praise band there and organises this event. I performed some songs there during an event when I lived in Culpeper, VA. This is not a jam, but more of a featured artist showcase. It is a lot of fun and attracts very talented musicians to perform there. I suggest this to music fans if you are in that area at the right time. 

This is a local music festival I suggest for a good time. I just attend this event. If you have never been and don't know what to expect, I think you will enjoy it. 

                        "Sing Me High Music Festival"

                        https://www.singmehigh.com/

Church Life

I am attending Cross Keys Worship Center for Sunday morning worship services and Harrisonburg Free Will Baptist Church for Bible Study services on a weekday.

The Pastor of Cross Keys Worship Center is Anthony Van Pelt who is a talented and accomplished violin player and teacher in our area. Pastor Anthony performs with the bands Blue Ridge Thunder and Cooter's Garage Band. 

https://www.facebook.com/BlueRidgeThunder/