Performance

August 2019

August 2nd – Mandolin Orange @Kaslo Jazz Etc Festival, Kaslo BC

August 3rd – Mandolin Orange, Sahaja Spirit @Pickathon, Happy Valley OR

August 4th – Mandolin Orange, Sahja Spirit @Pickathon, Happy Valley OR

August 6th – Mandolin Orange @Strings Music Festival, Steamboat Springs CO

August 7th – Mandolin Orange @Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City UT

August 8th – Mandolin Orange (& I’m With Her) @Out of Space, Evanston IL

August 9th – Mandolin Orange @Railbird Festival, Lexington KY

August 16th – Mandolin Orange @Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, Lyons CO

August 18th – Mandolin Orange @Green Mountain Bluegrass Festival, Manchester VT

August 22nd & 23rd – Mandolin Orange @Tonder Festival, Tonder DK


July 2019

July 3rd – Mandolin Orange @Alex Madonna Expo Center, San Luis Obispo CA

July 4th – Mandolin Orange @High Sierra Music Festival, Quincy CA

July 5th – Mandolin Orange @Golden State Theatre, Monterrey CA

July 6th – Mandolin Orange @Britt Music and Arts Festival, Medford OR

July 12th – Mandolin Orange @Red Wing Roots Festival, Mount Solon VA

July 14th – Eugene Chadbourne/Annalise Stalls/Casey Toll/Joe Westerlund Play Ornette, Monk and More! @Arcana, Durham NC

July 18th – Mandolin Orange @Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Oak Hill NY


June 2019

June 1st – Mandolin Orange & Winston-Salem Symphony @Blue Ridge Music Center, Galax VA

June 7th – Mandolin Orange @Wanderlust, Snowshoe WV

June 8th – Mandolin Orange @Nelsonville Music Festival, Nelsonville OH

June 9th – Mandolin Orange @Vogue Theater, Indianapolis, IN

June 11th – Mandolin Orange @Slowdown, Omaha NE

June 12th – Mandolin Orange @Castle Theater, Bloomington IL

June  14th – Mandolin Orange @Mountain Jam, Bethel NY

June 15th – Mandolin Orange @Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh PA

June 20th – Sam Amidon/T.Gold Album Release @Nightlight, Chapel Hill NC

June 27th – Nick Sanborn/Quetico @Neptunes, Raleigh NC

June 28th – Mandolin Orange @Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Atlanta GA

June 29th – Mandolin Orange @Grey Eagle 25th Aniversary, Black Mountain College, Black Mountain NC


May 2019

May 1st – Mandolin Orange @Ampere, Munich DE

May 2nd – Mandolin Orange @Lido, Berlin DE

May 3rd – Mandolin Orange @Nachtspeicher, Hamburg DE

May 4th – Mandolin Orange @Folk a Rock, Malmo SE

May 6th – Mandolin Orange @Slagtkyrkan, Stockholm SE

May 7th – Mandolin Orange @John Dee, Oslo NO

May 8th – Mandolin Orange @Pustervik, Gothenburg SE

May 10th – Mandolin Orange @Oosterport, Groningen NL

May 11th – Mandolin Orange @Doornroosje, Nijmegen NL

May 12th – Mandolin Orange @Paradiso, Amsterdam NL

May 13th – Mandolin Orange @Dok, Ghent BE

May 14th – Mandolin Orange @Les Etoiles, Paris FR

May 15th – Mandolin Orange @Islington Assembly Hall, London UK

May 18th – Sahaja Spirit @Monkey Bottom, Durham NC

May 25th – Sahaja Spirit @Monkey Bottom, Durham NC


April 2019

April 4th – Mandolin Orange @Variety Playhouse, Atlanta GA

April 5th – Mandolin Orange @Saturn, Birmingham AL

April 6th – Mandolin Orange @Duling Hall, Jackson MS

April 7th – Mandolin Orange @Minglewood Hall, Memphis TN

April 9th – Mandolin Orange @The Pageant, St. Louis MO

April 10th – Mandolin Orange @Madrid Theatre, Kansas City MO

April 11th – Mandolin Orange @Kessler Theater, Dallas TX

April 12th – Mandolin Orange @Old Settler’s Music Festival, Dale TX

April 13th – Mandolin Orange @Heights Theater, Houston TX

April 14th – Mandolin Orange @Tower Theatre, Oklahoma City OK

April 16th – Mandolin Orange @Taft Theatre, Cincinnati OH

April 17th – Mandolin Orange @Headliners Music Hall, Louisville KY

April 18th – Mandolin Orange @Walker Theatre, Chattanooga TN

April 19th – Mandolin Orange @Grand Ole Opry, Nashville TN

April 20th – Mandolin Orange @Bijou Theatre, Knoxville TN

April 27th – Sahaja Spirit @Monkey Bottom, Durham NC

April 28th – Sahaja Spirit @Monkey Bottom, Durham NC

April 29th – Shaja Spirit @Monkey Bottom, Durham NC


March 2019

March 2nd – Sahaja Spirit @Sahaja SPACE, Durham NC

March 7th – Mandolin Orange @The Imperial, Vancouver BC

March 8th – Mandolin Orange @Mt. Baker Theater, Bellingham WA

March 9th – Mandolin Orange @Moore Theater, Seattle WA

March 10th – Mandolin Orange @Knitting Factory, Spokane WA

March 12th – Mandolin Orange @The Wilma, Missoula MT

March 13th – Mandolin Orange @Commonwealth Room, Salt Lake City UT

March 15th – Mandolin Orange @Boulder Theater, Boulder CO

March 16th – Mandolin Orange @Ogden Theater, Denver CO

March 17th – Mandolin Orange @Meow Wolf, Santa Fe NM

March 19th – Mandolin Orange @Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ

March 20th – Mandolin Orange @El Rey Theater, Los Angeles CA

March 21st – Mandolin Orange @The Fillmore, San Francisco CA

March 22nd – Mandolin Orange @Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR

March 23rd – Mandolin Orange @Treefort Festival, Boise ID


February 2019

February 1st – Mandolin Orange @DPAC, Durham NC

February 2nd – Mandolin Orange @The Orange Peel, Asheville NC

February 4th – Mandolin Orange @Jefferson Theater, Charlottesville VA

February 6th – Mandolin Orange @Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA

February 7th – Mandolin Orange @9:30 Club, Washington DC

February 8th – Mandolin Orange @Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY

February 9th – Mandolin Orange @Royale, Boston MA

February 10th – Mandolin Orange @Higher Ground, Burlington VT

February 12th – Mandolin Orange @Phoenix Theater, Toronto ON

February 13th – Mandolin Orange @The Ark, Ann Arbor MI

February 14th – Mandolin Orange @Majestic Theater, Madison WI

February 15th – Mandolin Orange @First Avenue, Minneapolis MN

February 16th – Mandolin Orange @Thalia Hall, Chicago IL

February 17th – Mandolin Orange @Thalia Hall, Chicago IL

February 23rd – Sahaja Spirit @Sahaja SPACE, Durham NC


JANUARY 2019

January 3rd – Sahaja SOUNDS No. 7: Doc Chad Pre-Birthday w/Eugene Chadbourne, Sahaja SPACE, Durham NC

January 2oth – Mandolin Orange @Mountain Stage, Morgantown WV

January 12th – Mandolin Orange @Live From Here, Kaufman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City MO

January 13th – Resonancy solo set w/Makaya McCraven @Neptunes, Raleigh NC

January 24th – Milford Graves Full Mantis (film screening hosted by Sahaja SPACE, Kings & WXDU) @Duke Coffeehouse, Durham NC


DECEMBER 2018

December 1st – Sahaja Spirit w/Nick Sanborn @Sahaja SPACE, Durham NC

December 4th – Mandolin Orange @Bike Rack Brewing Co., Bentonville AR

December 5th – Mandolin Orange @Faulkner Center, Fayetteville AR

December6th – Mandolin Orange @South on Main (Oxford American Concert Series), Little Rock, AR

December 8th – Mandolin Orange @Cumberland Caverns, McMinnville TN

December 15th – Sahaja Spirit w/Vattel Cherry @Sahaja SPACE, Durham NC


NOVEMBER 2018

November 3rd – Sahaja Spirit @Sahaja SPACE, Durham NC

November 10th – Mandolin Orange + Winston-Salem Symphony @The Ramkat, Winston-Salem NC

November 14th – Chris Boerner Residency – Ornette Coleman Tribute @Neptunes Parlour, Raleigh NC

November 17th – Sahaja Spirit w/Ken Moshesh@Sahaja SPACE, Durham NC

November 18th – Skylar Gudasz @Pinhook, Durham NC

November 24th – Sahaja Spirit w/Evan Ringel@Sahaja SPACE, Durham NC


OCTOBER 2018

October 6th – Sahaja Spirit @Sahaja SPACE, Durham NC

October 20th – Sahaja Spirit @Sahaja SPACE, Durham NC

October 20th – Nathan Bowles & Joe Westerlund @Don’t Be Mean to People, Durham NC

October 25th – Sahaja SOUNDS: Ken Moshesh & Joe Westerlund + Jay Hammond & Yair Rubenstein @Sahaja SPACE, Durham NC

October 27th – Sahaja Spirit @Sahaja SPACE, Durham NC


SEPTEMBER 2018

September 2nd – Mandolin Orange@Appaloosa Roots Music Festival, Front Royal VA

Septmeber 8th – Joe Westerlund(solo percussion)@Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh NC

September 9th – Mandolin Orange@Moon River Music Festival, Chattanooga TN

September 11th – Mandolin Orange@Americana Fest, Nashville TN

September 15th – Mandolin Orange@Festival at the Farm, Canton MA

September 22nd – Sahaja Spirit@Sahaja SPACE, Durham NC

September 22nd Kate Rhudy@Groove in the Garden, Raleigh NC

September 29th Sahaja Spirit@Sahaja SPACE, Durham NC


AUGUST 2018

August 8th – ASM (Alexandra Sauser-Monnig of Mountain Man)@Cat’s Cradle Backroom, Carrboro NC

August 17th Sahaja Spirit@Sahaja SPACE, Durham NC

August 18th Sahaja Spirit@Sahaja SPACE, Durham NC

August 19th Sahaja Spirit@Sahaja SPACE, Durham NC

August 24th – Mandolin Orange@Mishawaka Amphitheatre, Bellvue CO

August 26th – Mandolin Orange@Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder CO

August 30th – Sahaja SOUNDS: Dave Heumann/Nathan Bowles Duo@Sahaja SPACE, Durham NC


JULY 2018

July 2nd – Mandolin Orange @Cannery Series, Bozeman MT

July 3rd – Mandolin Orange @Village Commons, Jackson WY

July 5th – Mandolin Orange @Music in the Mountains, Big Sky MT

July 7th/8th – Mandolin Orange @Winnipeg Folk Festival, Winnipeg CN

July 12th – Sahaja SOUNDS: Miles Cooper Seaton @Sahaja SPACE, Durham NC

July 13th – I Am That: A Sonic Meditation, Yoga Nidra + Reiki Experience@Sahaja SPACE, Durham NC

July 14th – That I AM: A Sonic Yoga Journey@Sahaja SPACE, Durham NC

July 18th – Mandolin Orange@The Troubador, Los Angeles CA

July 20th/2st – Mandolin Orange@Northwest String Summit, Portland OR

July 23rd – Mandolin Orange @Pitchfork Social, Salt Spring Island BC


JUNE 2018

June 1st – Mandolin Orange @Camopout for the Cause, Buena Vista CO

June 2nd – Mandolin Orange @Ogden Music Festival, Ogden UT

June 8th – Mandolin Orange @Cold Mountain Music Festival, Canton NC

June 9th – Mandolin Orange @Limekiln Theater, Lexington VA

June 10th – Matt Douglas w/MANAS @Neptunes, Raleigh NC

June 11th – Westerlund/Bowles Duo w/Kraken Quartet @Neptunes, Raleigh NC

June 15th – Mandolin Orange @Blue Ox Festival, Eau Claire WI

June 16th – Mandolin Orange @BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, Brooklyn NY

June 21st – Sahaja Spirit: Summer SOULstice Celebration Practice @Sahaja SPACE, Durham NC

June 23rd – Mandolin Orange @North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh NC

June 28th – Mandolin Orange @Kate Wolf Music Festival, Laytonville CA

June 30th – Mandolin Orange w/The Avett Brothers @Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison CO


MAY 2018

May 3rd – Sahaja S O U N D S: Nick Sanborn/Joe Westerlund & Elephant Micah @Sahaja S P A C E, Durham NC

May 5th – Skylar Gudasz w/Ryley Walker @Kings, Raleigh NC

May 7th – Sahaja Spirit: Stacey L. Kirby’s Feminine Spectrum @VAE, Raleigh NC

May 10th – Sarah Louise (record release) @Nightlight, Chapel Hill NC

May 11th – Mandolin Orange @Artisphere, Greenville SC

May 19th – Mandolin Orange @Bluegrass in the Bottoms, Kansas City MO

May 20th – Mandolin Orange @The Great Pinewood Bluegrass Festival, Lincoln NE

May 25th – Mandolin Orange @Delfest, Cumberland MD

May 27th – Mandolin Orange @U.S. National Whitewater Center, Charlotte NC


APRIL 2018

April 5th – Solo Performance (electro-acoustic percussion); Turkish Gold Standard Residency @The Station, Carrboro NC

April 7th – Skylar Gudasz @Burke Street Fest, Winston-Salem NC

April 11th – Sahaja Spirit @North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh NC  — (Guided practice w/ accompaniment at Anila Quayyum Agha’s Intersections installation.)

April 16th – Califone @Exo, Tucson AZ

April 17th Califone w/The War on Drugs @Rialto Theater, Tucson AZ

April 18th Califone w/The War on Drugs @The VanBuren, Phoenix AZ

April 27th Mandolin Orange @Merlefest, Wilkesboro NC

April 29th Mandolin Orange @Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, Wilmington NC


MARCH 2018

March 1st – James Gilmore’s Free Improvised Music @The Pinhook, Durham NC

March 10th – Sahaja Saturday @Sahaja SPACE, Durham NC

March 15th – Sahaja SOUNDS feat: Vattel Cherry, Andrea E. Woods Valdés (movement, music, projections) & Alisha Nissenfeld (gong bath) @Sahaja SPACE, Durham NC

March 17th – Trippers & Askers record release party @The Cave, Chapel Hill NC


FEBRUARY 2018

February 3rd – DJ set, Ken Vandermark’s Marker @Neptunes; Raleigh NC

February 10th – Sahaja Spirit @Sahaja SPACE; Durham NC

February 11th – Emergent Improvisation informal showing @Sahaja SPACE; Durham NC

February 21st – Al Riggs-Edency @The Cave; Chapel Hill NC

February 22nd – Sahaja SOUNDS presents: Bowles/Westerlund Percussion Duo + Josh Kimbrough @Sahaja SPACE; Durham NC


JANUARY 2018

January 7th – Resonancy (duo w/ Nathan Bowles)  @Neptunes; Raleigh NC


DECEMBER 2017

December 10 – Sahaja Spirit: Winter Prana Vinyasa Seasonal Sadhana @Sahaja S P A C E; Durham, NC

December 15 – Sahaja Spirit + Alisha Nissenfeld: Lunar Prana Vinyasa Flow + GONG BATH @Sahaja S P A C E; Durham, NC

December 21 – Sahaja Spirit + Westerlund, Wallace & Toll: Sahaja S P A C E Opening Celebration @Sahaja S P A C E; Durham, NC

December 28 – Grandma Sparrow: Canine Heart Sounds Residency @The Cave; Chapel Hill, NC

December 31 – Mandolin Orange w/The Avett Brothers + The Felice Brothers @PNC Arena; Raleigh, NC


NOVEMBER 2017

November 2nd – Mandolin Orange @Ogden Theater; Denver, CO

November 3rd – Mandolin Orange @The Armory; Fort Collins, CO

November 4th – Mandolin Orange @Metro Music Hall; Salt Lake City, UT

November 5th – Mandolin Orange @The Olympic; Boise, ID

November 7th – Mandolin Orange @Revolution Hall; Portland, OR

November 8th – Mandolin Orange @Biltmore Cabaret; Vancouver, BC

November 9th – Mandolin Orange @WIld Buffalo; Bellingham, WA

November 10th – Mandolin Orange @Neptune Theater; Seattle, WA

November 11th – Mandolin Orange @Rogue Theater; Grants Pass, OR

November 12th – Mandolin Orange @Historic Redwood Barn; Sonoma, CA

November 14th – Mandolin Orange @Rio Theater; Santa Cruz, CA

November 15th – Mandolin Orange @Teragram Ballroom; Los Angeles, CA

November 16th – Mandolin Orange @Crescent Ballroom; Phoenix, AZ

November 18th – Mandolin Orange @Tower Theater; Oklahoma City, OK

November 19th – Mandolin Orange @Antone’s; Austin, TX

November 25th – Sahaja Spirit @Sahaja Space; Durham, NC

November 27th – Westerlund, Wallace & Toll @Pinhook; Durham, NC


OCTOBER 2017

October 3rd – Mandolin Orange @Beachland Ballroom; Cleveland, OH

October 4th – Mandolin Orange @Horseshoe Tavern; Toronto, ON

October 5th – Mandolin Orange @The Haunt; Ithaca, NY

October 6th – Mandolin Orange @Royale; Boston, MA

October 7th – Mandolin Orange @Gateway City Arts; Holyoke, MA

October 8th – Mandolin Orange @Club Metronome; Burlington, VT

October 11th – Mandolin Orange @Union Transfer; Philadelphia, PA

October 12th – Mandolin Orange @Neighborhood Theater; Charlotte, NC

October 13th – Mandolin Orange @40 Watt; Athens, GA

October 14th – Mandolin Orange @Orange Peel; Asheville, NC

October 20th – Shahaja Spirit @Yogablyss; Wake Forest, NC

October 22nd – Emergent Improvisation Workshop @Living Arts Collective; Durham, NC

October 23rd – Westerlund, Wallace & Toll @Neptunes; Raleigh, NC


SEPTEMBER 2017

September 7th – Skylar Gudasz @Hopscotch Music Festival; Raleigh, NC

September 8th – Molly Sarle @The National; Richmond, VA

September 9th – Molly Sarle @Black Cat; Washington DC

September 11th – Molly Sarle @Music Hall of Williamsburg; Brooklyn, NY

September 14th – Westerlund, Wallace & Toll @The Station; Carrboro, NC

September 15th – Sahaja Spirit @Yoga Garden; Pittsboro, NC

September 17th – Mandolin Orange @Bristol Rhythm & Roots; Bristol, VA

September 19th – Mandolin Orange @The HiFi; Indianapolis, IN

September 2oth – Mandolin Orange @Thalia Hall; Chicago, IL

September 21st – Mandolin Orange @Boats & Bluegrass Festival; Winona, MN

September 22nd – Mandolin Orange @Fine line; Minneapolis, MN

September 23rd – Mandolin Orange @Englert Theater; Iowa City, IA

September 24th – Mandolin Orange @MidPoint Music Festival; Cincinnati, OH

September 26th – Mandolin Orange @Rex Theater; Pittsburgh, PA

September 27th – Mandolin Orange @9:30 Club; Washington, DC

September 28th – Mandolin Orange @Jefferson Theater; Charlottesville, VA

September 29th – Mandolin Orange @Mercy Lounge; Nashville, TN

September 30th – Mandolin Orange @Sugarlands Mountain Fest, Gatlinburg, TN


AUGUST 2017

August 3-4 William Tyler @Pickathon; Happy Valley, OR

August 5-6 Mandolin Orange @Pickathon; Happy Valley, OR

August 11 – Mandolin Orange @Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival; Alta, WY

August 12-13 Mandolin Orange @Edmonton Folk Festival; Edmonton, Canada

August 19th – Mandolin Orange @Rocky Mountain Folks Festival; Lyons, CO


JULY 2017

July 6th – Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, w/Bloodworth @Kings; Raleigh, NC.

July 7th – Skylar Gudasz @Durham Central Park; Durham, NC.

July 9th – Sahaja Spirit Prana Vinyasa Yoga Class @The Shed; Durham, NC.

July 11th – Emergent Improvisation Workshop @Living Arts Collective; Durham, NC.

July 13th – William Tyler @Constellation; Chicago, IL.

July 14th – William Tyler @Pitchfork Festival; Chicago, IL.

July 15th – Mandolin Orange @Forecastle Festival; Louisville, KY.

July 16th – Mandolin Orange @Green River Festival; Greenfield, MA.

July 18th – Emergent Improvisation Workshop @Living Arts Collective; Durham, NC.

July 20th – Dale Bread Duo @Larry’s Coffee; Raleigh, NC.

July 22nd – Mandolin Orange @NC Museum of Art; Raleigh, NC.

July 23rd – Sahaja Spirit Prana Vinyasa Yoga Class @Yoga Blyss; Wake Forest, NC.

July 25th – Emergent Improvisation Workshop @Living Arts Collective; Durham, NC.

July 29th – Mandolin Orange @Newport Folk Fest; Newport, RI.


JUNE 2017

A few shows backing William Tyler overseas:

June 2nd – Primavera Sound; Barcelona, ES

June 4th -Omeara; London, UK

June 5th – Forbidden Fruit Festival; Dublin, IR

June 11th – drumming for  Mandolin Orange at Bonnaroo; Manchester, TN

*June 14th – live interpretation of Mojave Interlude solo percussion/electronics set at Tim Barnes’ Dreamland in Lousiville, KY (*This show has been CANCELLED)

June 16th & 17th- Joining many friends in multiple variations at the Eaux Claires Festival as an Artist in Residence.

Sahaja Spirit will hold a few Prana Vinyasa Flow classes w/live accompaniment in the Midwest:

June 18th – Yoga Tribe; Rochester, MN

June 20th – The Yoga Sangha; Madison, WI

June 21st – YogaOne Studio; Milwaukee, WI

June 25th – Yogaview; Chicago, IL


MAY 2017

More dusting cobwebs off musical projects this month, as well as new supporting-role adventures.

May 6th, Megafaun family reunion with special guests for a big ACLU benefit concert at Ponysaurus Brewing Co.

May 7th,  Joe O’Connell and I unleash another iteration of our community band for Sunday Sounds. This time we’ll be showcasing songs by Matthew O’Connell and Carson Efird, in addition to our own.

Also, I’m hopping into the drum chair with new friends, Mandolin Orange, for a few exciting shows in NC, VA and CO throughout the month:

May 13th – NC Brewers and Music Festival; Huntersville, NC

May 21st – Red Rocks Ampitheater; Morrison, CO (w/Elephant Revival)

May 27th – Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival; Martinsville, VA


APRIL 2017

This month is proving to be an exciting one for ideas and projects I’ve had on the back burner for multiple years now.  Spring cleaning!

April 5th, I’ll be opening for legendary composer and past Megafaun collaborator, Arnold Dreyblatt, with a solo percussion set, which will consist of live interpretations of selections from Mojave Interlude, collaged with other ideas and field recordings I’ve collected over the years.

April 25th Joe O’Connell (Elephant Micah) and I will play a collaborative set of new songs we have been writing separately over the past few years.  This will be the first public performance of these, and the first non-sparrow songs I’ve written since the Megafaun days…eek! Opening for In Via (of Dark Dark Dark).

Also some continuations of recent work:

April 9th, at 4pm, Carson and I return to The Shed for a Prana Vinyasa + Improvised Music class, in celebration of Hanuman. All proceeds go to Girls Rock NC. A studio recording of this practice is available here.

April 12th, I return to Neptunes to take part in James Gilmore’s free improvisation series, Bag of Tricks.  w/James Gilmore and Vattel Cherry.

April 29th, I’ll be drumming with Molly Sarle (Mountain Man), opening for Dead Tongues and Loamlands at Cat’s Cradle.

More back-pocket projects to be revealed in May.  Will post those soon! Thank you for reading!


MARCH 2017

March 7th, I’ll join some phenomenal artists in celebrating David Bowie’s Heroes record. Our first attempt was sabotaged by a water crisis. So very glad we get a second chance to share this unique music and spirited ad hoc.