Concert Schedule

Two instruments at once- Review from NY City Athletic Club

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In the close-up above, I am playing bass guitar and piano simultaneously.  The bass makes sounds by striking the string with two middle fingers together and hammering against the fret.  

I have been playing this style of two instruments together for forty + years; back in the day, it was often four hours a night, six nights a week!

Review from New York City Athletic Club when I was playing at the Casa Cordova, near Taos, NM in 1981:  "The entertainer who plays in a living-room setting in the rustic lounge has a non-stop sequence of songs, stories, and patter that is engaging and entertaining.  His use of bass guitar and piano together creates a full, concert-type sound that fills the room without overpowering and, adding his strong vocals, made an unforgettable and memorable night for this group of big-city- hardened Easterners."  - Report from the New York City Athletic Club, March, 1981.

2016 schedule and early 2017 schedule

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2016 CONCERT SCHEDULE

  • January 28-Feb 13 concerts with Southwestern Pilgrimage in Nevada and California (Reno/Tahoe)  
  • Center Stage, Branson, MO
  •  Feb.  14   7 PM  Feb.  21 5 PM
  • March 8  4 P   March  14  7 PM  on the deck
  • March 18  Boys & Girls Club Springfield, MO   6 PM
  • June27- July 7 concerts with Southwestern Pilgrimage in Nevada and California (Reno/Tahoe)  
  • June 27-28  Susanville, CA Bluegrass festival
  • Thu. June 30. Sparks Farmers Market 6-9. Cantina Los Tres Hombres on Victorian St
    Fri.   July 1. St Pauls Episcopal Church, Sparks, NV 7:00 benefit show
    Sat. July 2. Brewery Arts Center, Carson City, NV
    7:00
    Sun. July 3. Graeagle outdoor festival Graeagle, CA
    All day 10-12 & 2-4
    Mon. July 4. Genoa, NV  4th of July outdoor performance 
  • SEE archived dates for July-December 2016

2017  CONCERT SCHEDULE

  • Jan 27     KSMU Studio Live with Brian Hargiss  12 Noon - live at 91.1 FM  (MO State University)
  • Followed by performance at Barley, Wheat, and Rye, 2144 E Republic Springfield, MO 6 PM 
  • Feb 14- Branson, MO
  • Feb 15- Branson, MO
  • March 25- Parsons, KS Parsons Carnegie Library Chamber Concert



Comment from client: August 20, 2016:

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"Rod did a wonderful job playing several musical instruments ...guitar, harp, keyboard, mandolin & accordion as well as singing. He was sensitive to the crowd...able to read the audience well and play and sing music very beautifully! He has a gentle spirit and great humor which is hard to find these days. Look forward to seeing you at our next party!"

  • Reviewer: Sisters Of Mercy
  • Event Date: August 20th, 2016
  • Services Provided: Singer/Songwriter, Singing Pianist
  • Rating: 5 out of 5


2018 Concert Schedule


  • Feb. 2 BYOPizza Listening Room Springfield, MO
  • Feb 16 The Mill, Branson, MO
  • Mar 22 Creekside Pub Springfield, MO
  • May 11 Concert with Young Country, Dallas, TX
  • June Trapezium Metacarpal hand surgery - Recovery!
  • July - Hopefully playing again!