- Acoustic Music Works
Bought my Sullivan guitar from Steve at AMW. Outstanding customer service... he even returned the Red Molly hat i left at their store on his own dime! I can't speak highly enough of the service, patience and advice... plus any friend of Scott Ainslie is a friend of mine!
- Sullivan Guitars
Jim Sullivan is a luthier in Portland, Tennessee. I'm pretty sure he went to the crossroads at midnight and worked out a deal with beelzibub to be able to coax such a large sound out of a classical-sized steel string guitar. Amazing instruments; I have a 2005 SMSA-T.
- South Hills School of Business & Technology
Before i duck into the phone booth and emerge wearing my Folksinger cape, during daylight hours I am part of the Graphic Arts program at SHSB&T... without exaggeration, the best place I have ever worked. If you're interested in graphic design, come check our program out. (I also do personalized one-on-one instruction in Adobe inDesign, Adobe illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Quark XPress.)
My design and copywriting web site, not quite finished yet. Okay, it's barely started... it'll be here someday!
I struggled with keeping my music web site live, current and looking somewhat designed for almost two years. Every time I had a tech problem, it was either a multiple-call struggle, or the problems never did get fixed. I switched to Hostbaby and have been nothing but impressed at how easy they make it. Frankly, I'd rather put spare time towards my music rather than sweating over the perfect web presence.
Singer Songwriters & Capo'd Cohorts
- Ancient Echoes
My most-excellent friend Holly's duo/trio even sometimes quartet, playing Old English dance tunes, celtic tunes, medieval and renaissance tunes. A perfect choice for your next wedding! We were proud to include Ancient Echoes ever year we handled entertainment for Bellefonte Victorian Christmas, and love including them in events like The Bard in Bellefonte.
- Marc Douglas Berardo
Nobody writes songs with a sense of place better than Marc. You can smell the sea salt in the air on the songs from his CD Harbor.
- Hannah Bingman
Hannah is one of my favorite singer/songwriters, and i love the times we get to do a split bill or workshop together.
- Jud Caswell
If there was any justice in the world, Jud Caswell would be a household names. One of the finest performing songwriters on the scene today.
- Joe Crookston
I fell in love with Joe Crookston's music the first time I heard Fall Down as the Rain. One of the few performers I can think of that have gotten better ever time I've heard him live, and to this day, the only person doing this for a living who has ever asked me to open a show for him.
- Carolann Solebello
I was fortunate enough to work on the graphic design for Carolann's latest solo CD, Glass of Desire. In and of itself, not that unusual - but of every CD I have ever designed, this is the one that most speaks to me musically. Carolann is a fine musician and songwriter, and if you only know her through her work in Red Molly, you deserve to check her solo work out, too.
Venues, festivals and organizations
- Acoustic Brew Concert Series
- Bringing folk and acoustic music to the Centre Region since 1992.
- Central PA Festival of the Arts
One of the nation's premiere arts festivals... right here in Happy Valley.
- Folk College
Our annual event held at Juniata College in beautiful Huntingdon County, with host band Simple Gifts and an annually-changing roster of teaching and performing artists.
- Rose Garden Coffeehouse
Based in Mansfield, Massachusetts, this fine organization runs a wonderful annual songwriting competition - check out some of the past winners! - and presents about 8 great shows a year.
- Tempest Studios
- If you're looking to genuinely expand your skills in theatre and drama... as opposed to leaning more toward the "fluffier" side of things... check out Tempest Studios.