Musician

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 and guitar on my tune First of the Year.

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 performs monthly at a contra dance both playing and calling.

Upcoming performances

March 7th, 2020 (1st Saturday) Contra Dance at All Saints Church

March 9th, 2020 (2nd Monday) Oldtimey Jam at Amigos 7:00-9:00pm

April 4th, 2020 (1st Saturday) Contra Dance at All Saints Church

April 13th, 2020 (2nd Monday) Oldtimey Jam at Amigos 7:00-9:00pm

April 25th, 2020 While Rome Burns performance at McNally Robinson

May 1st, 2020 Gopher Broke @ McNally Robinson 8:00-10:00pm

May 4th,2020 Oldtimey Jam @ Amigos (1st Monday this month only)

May 2nd, 2020 (1st Saturday) Contra Dance at All Saints Church

May 8th , 2020 While Rome Burns performance at Home Quarter Restaurant