Michael Kelly

Black Ankle

This is such an awesome room, you really owe it to yourself to see what’s going on there. Great staff, environmentally forward thinking and good times to boot!

Elk Run

Thanks to Fred and Carol for their continued support of local music and their always welcoming hospitality! Check ’em out!

Bernard Ebb Songwriting Awards

Honored and grateful to be selected as a semifinalist for the 2019 Bernard Ebb Songwriting Award!


Thanks to all for your kind support in 2018. I neglected posts late in the year and would like to take this opportunity to catch up on that, in no special order:

– Thanks to BikeTrAle for having me out, really cool new venue in Leesburg, great staff, great beers. Be sure to check them out in 2019!

– Had a blast at Black Ankle as always. This is such a beautiful spot to relax, you have to be there to appreciate what a fine venue it is! Friendly staff, gorgeous views, a place you will remember.

– Really enjoyed my first time playing at Casanel in Leesburg – great audience and staff, another top notch venue!

– I always love playing Elk Run, one of the finest wineries in Maryland. Fred and Carol are great hosts and this is another place that boasts gorgeous views and is very accessible.

– The World Folk Music Association puts on a fine show every month in Bethesda at the Positano Ristorante Italiano restaurant. If you love good Italian food as much as I do you’re in for a treat. This is a listening room show and you really get a chance to take in some fine songwriters. We had a great time.

Looking forward to seeing you again in 2019! Peace!

Elk Run

No finer hosts than Fred and Carol. The pup dog who slept on my mic stand in December is now near full grown. He came up on the stage before the show to say hello. The rain held off until I was halfway home. It was a good day.



It’s not often you get to watch people doing yoga with goats while you set up to play. Just saying. Great wine, beautiful views, and yes, yoga with goats.

9 Songwriters at 49 West

Another profound evening with good friends and talented musicians.

Black Ankle Winery

When the rain let up a beautiful fog mist came over the mountain and put the finishing touches on a wonderful evening. This place is so cool. There are sculptures on the patio where the rain water cascades down like a waterfall. The vibe is inspiring.

Dave Glaser Tribute

No words. Thanks to the Geckos for letting me sit in.

Common Ground

Had a great week working on fiddle with Bronwyn Keith-Hynes from Mile 12, claw hammer banjo with Rachel Eddy, blues guitar with Guy Davis, Songwriting with Others with David Morris and Evan Murphy of Mile Twelve, and my favorite, the bluegrass jam at the end of each day with Mile Twelve. Thank you Common Ground on the Hill for putting it all together and to Randy Barrett for leading the effort.