Gopher Broke standing

I’m often asked, “What’s your main instrument?” The answer has always been, it depends on the style of music.

I play fiddle mostly, but for years I played mainly mandolin, before that guitar both acoustic and electric. In my early days of playing in a band and studying theory I played electric bass. I still play and teach all of them including tenor banjo and ukulele.

Here is a recording of me playing fiddle, mandolin, bass and guitar on my tune Shmooly Booly’s Birthday.

I perform solo and two bands:

While Rome Burns –  A duo with multi-instrumentalist Wyndham Thiessen.  We play tunes and songs  both original and from diverse sources. Watch us play here.

Gopher Broke – A trio playing Prairie Oldtime dance music with Mona Goodwin and Mark Gimby.

Saskatoon Contra Paul performances at our monthly at a contra dance calling and playing. Cancelled till the pandemic is over.

Session – I’m hosting a weekly Oldtimey session on Zoom at 1: pm Central Standard Time. Contact me for an invitation. Recordings and PDF’s of Tunes can be found here.

I am also hosting a live Oldtimey  jam in Thornton Park on Sundays at 1:00 while the weather is warm. 


Upcoming performances

Sadly due to Covid19 all performances have been canceled