We haven't updated this page in a while, so here goes. . . .
Tom had an operation on his back in early July for a high
school injury that came back to haunt him, and it's going to take several
months for him to recover. It's putting a bit of a crimp in TBA activities
for the time being, but we're all continuing to work individually and
in other formations.
Brad hopes to have his Mel Bay fiddle book finished before the
end of the year (better hurry!), and he has been taking a class at Indiana
University to learn to make fiddles. He says his first fiddle is almost
ready to go.
Alice has a new project out on 5-String Productions. It's a re-issue
of an LP that she and Mike Seeger did back in the early 80s. It also includes
some live performances from a tour in Japan as well as several numbers
of Alice and Mike from Mike's archival recordings. It's titled Bowling
Green and is available through 5-String Productions www.5-string.com,
or through Alice's website www.alicegerrard.com.
Other news regarding Alice is the fact that she was asked to occupy
the Lehman Brady Visiting Joint Chair Professor in Documentary Studies
and American Studies at Duke University and the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill. This is a great honor, and will begin in January and run
through May 2009.
For any information about
booking Tom, Brad & Alice, or to contact any of us please see
the addresses below.
And don't forget to check out the Old-Time Herald magazine: www.oldtimeherald.org.
Tom, Brad & Alice