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free song "Speed Train Blues"
available for download!

Listen to Catdaddy
   Stream samples of my acoustic act, Rare, Kickin' & Classic . The clips were recorded at a recent live performance and have not been remixed.

Listen to Uphill
   Stream live performances by the blues band Uphill. No remixing or overdubs! (For studio album clips, please visit CD Baby.)

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Listen to Deacon & Catdaddy
   Stream examples of the Duo's sound on guitar, keyboard and great Americana harmonies!

Listen to Kudzu Junction
   Stream examples of the four-piece rockabilly and rotgut band Kudzu Junction!

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Places we'll be !

When Who Where
July 25, 2018
 Wednesday, 7:30 PM
premiere of my new work, "The Port of Freedom"
on a program of patriotic and movie marches
entitled "America: Let Freedom Ring!"

The Tidewater Winds
free summer concert series
(outdoor concert: weather permitting)

The 24th St. Stage
24th Street and Atlantic,
at the Virginia Beach oceanfront
    event link
August 3, 2018
 Friday, 6-9 PM
Uphill: Carolina Swampland Blues band Taste of the Albemarle

Arts of the Albemarle
516 E Main St,
Elizabeth City, NC
(252) 338-6455

 
link for directions

August 11, 2018
 Saturday, 9:30p-1:30a
Uphill: Carolina Swampland Blues band

Tap it Local

244 Granby Sreet
Norfolk, VA

August 15, 2018
 Wednesday, 7-9 PM
Uphill: Carolina Swampland Blues band

Wailin' in Pailin
Wednesdsay music series

Pailin's Alley
606 E Colonial Ave
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
 link for directions

August 17, 2018
 Friday, 7-9 PM
Catdaddy: Rare, Kickin' & Classic The Shed

Scotch Hall Preserve
160–180 Rieder Blvd
Windso, NC
  link for directions

August 25, 2018
 Friday, 11 PM-2 AM

Uphill: Carolina Swampland Blues band Bonzer Shack

1200 S Virginia Dare Trl,
Kill Devil Hills, NC
  link for directions

September 19, 2018
 Wednesday, 7-9 PM
Uphill: Carolina Swampland Blues band

Wailin' in Pailin
Wednesdsay music series

Pailin's Alley
606 E Colonial Ave
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
 link for directions

September 29, 2018
 Saturday, 6 PM

Uphill: Carolina Swampland Blues band The Jollification

Newbold-White House
Edenton, NC
 
link for directions

September 30, 2018
 Sunday, 9-10 AM

Solo: Featured guest musician at worship service.

Snug Harbor Community Church

133 Fir Street
Hertford, NC

September 30, 2018
 Sunday, 11-12

Trio: Featured guest musician at "Fifth Sunday" music service.

Yeopim Baptist Church

1201 Yeopim Road
Hertford, NC

October 5, 2018
 Friday, 6-8 PM

Uphill: Carolina Swampland Blues band

Dare County First Friday Series 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave
Manteo NC
  link for directions

October 6, 2018
 Saturday, 6-9 PM

Deacon Blues Trio

Fish Heads Bar and Grill 8901 S Old Oregon Inlet Rd,
Nags Head NC
  link for directions
October 19, 2018
  Friday, 8 PM

performing with the Virginia
Symphony Chorus and Orchestra

Poulenc, "Gloria" Ferguson Center for the Arts
Newport News, VA
October 20, 2018
  Saturday, 2 PM

Composing Superhero Soundtracks –
"Symphonic Cosplay" presentation
    with
Benjamin Rous, conductor
Rodney Martell, bass trombonist, VSO
Moderated by Chaz Stuart, WHRO

Have you ever wondered how composers invent iconic superhero
themes?   Just like set and costume design add to the depth of a
character, the soundtrack adds a 4th dimension.  Join the Virginia
Symphony Orchestra in a panel discussion about your most beloved film scores. Bring your questions about the composition
process, the music industry, the contrasting soundscapes of Jack
Nicholson and Heath Ledger, and even Easter eggs buried in Star
Wars themes!  Enjoya special sneak peek of the VSO's
"COMICONcert" coming up on October 27, 7:30PM at the
Sandler Center.

Hampton Comic-Con Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Dr,
Hampton, VA
October 20, 2018
  Saturday, 8 PM

performing with the Virginia
Symphony Chorus and Orchestra

Poulenc, "Gloria" Chrysler Hall
Norfolk, VA
October 21, 2018
  Friday, 8 PM

performing with the Virginia
Symphony Chorus and Orchestra

Poulenc, "Gloria" Sandler Center
Virginia Beach, VA
October 27, 2018
  Saturday, 7:30 PM
Solo performance with Virginia Symphony Orchestra "COMICONcert": scores from superhero films Sandler Center
Virginia Beach, VA
November 7, 2018
 Wednesday, 7-9 PM
Uphill: Carolina Swampland Blues band

Wailin' in Pailin
Wednesdsay music series

Pailin's Alley
606 E Colonial Ave
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
 link for directions

December 7, 2018
 Friday, 6-9 PM

Catdaddy: sittin' in with The Moon Rats

The Onley Place:
A Country Christmas:
dinner theater show in
the style of Old Time Radio!
Reservations requested.

308 Craney Island Rd
Belvidere NC
Reservations: Steve Casper 252-297-2347
scaspertop@gmail.com
or Gene Baker 252-297-2068
eugenebaker2019@gmail.com
  link for directions

December 8, 2018
 Saturday, 6-9 PM

Catdaddy: sittin' in with The Moon Rats

The Onley Place:
A Country Christmas:
dinner theater show in
the style of Old Time Radio!
Reservations requested.

308 Craney Island Rd
Belvidere NC
Reservations: Steve Casper 252-297-2347
scaspertop@gmail.com
or Gene Baker 252-297-2068
eugenebaker2019@gmail.com
  link for directions

December 13, 2018
Thursday, 8 PM

performing with the Virginia
Symphony Chorus and Orchestra

Handel: Messiah

Regent University Theater
Regent University
1000 Regent University Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA

December 14, 2018
Friday, 8 PM

performing with the Virginia
Symphony Chorus and Orchestra

Handel: Messiah

First Baptist Church
12716 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA

December 15, 2018
Saturday, 8 PM

performing with the Virginia
Symphony Chorus and Orchestra

Handel: Messiah

Harrison Opera House
160 W Virginia Beach Blvd
Norfolk, VA

January 3, 2019
 Sunday 11AM-1PM
Kudzu Junction: Rockabilly and Rotgut band

Private party

The Onley Place
308 Craney Island Rd
Belvidere NC

  link for directions

January 5, 2019
 Saturday, 9:30p-1:30a
Uphill: Carolina Swampland Blues band

Tap it Local

244 Granby Sreet
Norfolk, VA

January 11, 2019
 Friday, 7-9p
Uphill: Carolina Swampland Blues band "City Sounds" Concert Series Arts of the Albemarle
Maguire Theater
516 E Main St
Elizabeth City, NC
      link for directions
January 18, 2019
 Friday, 7-9 PM
Catdaddy: Rare, Kickin' & Classic The Shed

Scotch Hall Preserve
160–180 Rieder Blvd
Windso, NC
  link for directions

February 9, 2019
  Saturday, 7:30 PM
Master of Ceremonies with the
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Hogwarts Hullabaloo:
The Magical Music of Harry Potter!
Sandler Center
Virginia Beach, VA

February 12, 2019
 Thursday, 7-9 PM

"Broadway: 100 Years in 100 Minutes" presentation
A fast and fun history of musicals presented in
two acts, from their origins in Burlesque and
Vaudeville, through Broadway's recent rebirth in
television shows like "Rent Live!" or
"Empire." Loaded with ultra-rare video and audio
clips, we'll look at how musicals have both led the
history of popular music throughout the last
century… and adopted every one of its greatest
innovations. If you haven't enjoyed my popular
"Big Music in the Movies" presentation at the
Naro, don't miss this event. We were discussing
"Hamilton" two years before the rest of the
country!

Evenings at Saint Patrick series
click here to register

Saint Patrick school
1000 Bolling Avenue
Norfolk VA
 (757) 440-5500
  link for directions

February 15, 2019
 Friday 12-1 PM

The Blues Had a Baby and They
Named it Rock and Roll
presentation
Is just three chords enough to make good music?
It depends on what you do with them! Without a
pattern found at the heart of the blues, there
would be no R&B, no country music, no punk, no
heavy metal… and no rock. Join Dr. Chris Palestrant, ECSU's 2010 Teacher of the Year for a for a fun, flashy presentation.
It will make you hear pop music in a whole new
way!

Friday free Recital series

ECSU Fine Arts Center 239
1704 Weeksville Road
Elizabeth City, NC
 (252) 335-3359
  link for directions

February 15, 2019
 Friday, 9:30p-1:30a
Uphill: Carolina Swampland Blues band

Tap it Local

244 Granby Sreet
Norfolk, VA

February 16, 2019
 Saturday, 9p-1a
Deacon and Catdaddy: Americana Duo Tap it Local: Chesapeake 648 Grassfield Pkwy Chesapeake, VA

Febraury 23, 2019
 Saturday,
  10 AM-noon

"Big Music in the Movies" presentation
Got your Oscar picks yet for 2019? How about Best
Score? I can help you there. Come to the historical
Naro Expanded Cinema and discover the movies'
greatest secrets. Did you know that when George Lucas
was directing Star Wars in 1977, he needed something
new for his theme music? John Williams gave it to him:
a style taken from…. an opera written in 1869! His
trick resulted in one of the most popular and important
film scores every written. Come discover connections
I have revealed between movie music and Romantic-era
music and the effect it has on you when you go to the
movies. Experience the second revolution in film
scoring. It will change the way you watch movies
forever!

Evenings at Saint Patrick series
click here to register
walk-ins welcome!

The Naro Theatre
1507 Colley Ave
Norfolk VA
 (757) 625-6276
  link for directions

February 28, 2019
 Thursday, 7-9 PM

"Chamber Music 101" presentation
When three or four are gathered in the name of music...
Chamber music can be far more intimate and personal
than a concert by a big orchestra, but it can also be just
as dramatic! But where did string quartets get their
start? Why is a Stradivarius so expensive? Who came
up with the four-movement thing? And more
importantly, what should I wear to the concert? (And
when should I applaud?) A flashy and fun
presentation that makes concert going simple again.
Great for fans, and perfect for newcomers—bring
someone to share this with! Additional Notes: The
course fee includes a free ticket to any of the concerts
by world-renowned ensembles in the Feldman
Chamber Music Society
series, which presents six
concerts annually in Norfolk, featuring many of the
most celebrated chamber ensembles in the world.

Evenings at Saint Patrick series
click here to register

Saint Patrick school
1000 Bolling Avenue
Norfolk VA
 (757) 440-5500
  link for directions

March 7, 2019
 Thursday, 5:30-6:30PM
"Jazz and Blues in the Concert Hall!" presentation
Have African-American musical traditions influenced symphony orchestras? Absolutely! Join Elizabeth City State University Professor of Composition and a UNC Teacher of the Year, Dr. Chris Palestrant, for a fun and flashy multimedia presentation. Come learn how jazz and blues have led directly to some of the greatest concert music of the past century! Suitable for all ages.
Big Read NEA Series The Old Dominion University Library
rm. 1310-1311.
Norfolk VA
March 8, 2019
 Friday, 7-9 PM
Catdaddy: Rare, Kickin' & Classic The Shed

Scotch Hall Preserve
160–180 Rieder Blvd
Windso, NC
  link for directions

March 22, 2019
 Friday, 9:30p-1:30a
Uphill: Carolina Swampland Blues band

Tap it Local

244 Granby Sreet
Norfolk, VA

April 19, 2019
 
Friday, 8 PM
performing with the Virginia
Symphony Chorus and Orchestra
Mahler: Symphony No. 2 Ferguson Center for the Arts
Newport News, VA
April 20, 2019
 Saturday, 8 PM

performing with the Virginia
Symphony Chorus and Orchestra

Mahler: Symphony No. 2 Chrysler Hall
Norfolk, VA

 

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