This is the news page, so what news do I have? It's now 2020, and I just bought a fantastic guitar made by Raymond Kraut, a very fine luthier who lives in the Tucson AZ area. I also just bought a beautiful 1938 Gibson PB-7 top tension banjo with a 5 string neck by John Ramsey from my friend Noam Pikelny, banjoist with Punch Brothers, who I got to stay with on my trip to Nashville. Can't wait to go back to Nashville! January 25th was a fun evening with the Kern County Scottish Society singing songs by Robert Burns at their annual Burns Supper. My usual first and third Sundays from 4 to 6 pm with the Sunday Drivers at Dargans Pub in Ventura will be cancelled Feb. 2nd due to the Super Bowl (way too noisy in there with the game on!!), but we'll be back on Feb. 16th and then on March 1st, etc. I hope I'll see you at a gig sometime soon!