12
Mar
15
Feb

Joe Overton's 1st Studio Album by Joe Overton — Kickstarter

I’m kickstarting an album of my original songs. Check it out!

12
Feb

Just found this from the East Nashville Christmas show i was on back in Dec…

03
Aug

duo project sneak peek

My friend Christian Sedelmeyer and i started recording some fiddle and banjo tunes last month while we were touring in CA with the party line. One of them is being used as the background music for this ad for a bison burger company…

03
Aug

Folk Alliance jam session review

Hearth Music included Aaron and Myself in their post Folk Alliance recommendations after seeing us playing a late night jam session…

And that band brings me to a major discovery: young old-time players Aaron Jonah Lewis (fiddle) and clawhammer banjo berserker Joe Overton. Both are key players in Nora Jane Struther’s band, where they’re great, but I was treated to some intense late night duo jams from these guys that blew my mind. I’ve heard quite a lot of old-time fiddle and banjo playing, trust me, but I’ve never heard it like this. They both played at break-neck speeds, Aaron’s fiddle whipping around tight corners like a high-end sports car, and Joe’s clawhammer banjo was wickedly complex. He improvised wildly across the fingerboard, playing on a fretless banjo to boot, and came up with the most interesting counterpoint. It was like watching Bach hopped up on speed, composing kickass barn dance tunes in Appalachia. Kind of. Both these players are people you need to watch…”

see the full article here

26
Feb

ch ch ch ch…

Lots of big changes in my life since I last put anything up here.  But updates, regular new letters, and info about recent musical endeavors from me will be gracing cyberspace soon!

13
Oct
the clear blue sky, spring 2012

the clear blue sky, spring 2012

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instrumentalist, singer, songwriter
currently touring with
Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line
norajanestruthers.com

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