In 2005, I had a booth of
Appalachian instruments at the 2nd Annual Celtic Festival in Moorhead,
Minnesota. The doors opened at 10 AM, and at 10:10 AM a
fellow came in and saw me playing in the old time banjo
style. He mentioned to me that he had not seen anyone play in
that style in almost 30 years. That person, Dave Holzer, hung
out at the booth for almost two hours. We have been playing
ever since. We met Deb Heier at a weekly
jam, and she soon started playing with us on a regular
basis. Micheal Miller plays fiddle with us every now and
then, he is usally joined on the pennywhistle with his daughter Liz,
but since they live almost a hundred miles west of us, it can be a big
I am also the caller for old time dances we
We get together at least once a week to play, and enjoy Carryin' On traditional Appalachian music to others.
We do offer CDs for sale. Please visit the store link for more info.
Check out Ogg Creek's myspace.com site at www.myspace.com/oggcreekstringband
We are always eager to play for others. So feel free to pop me an email.
Videos for the Grand Forks Community Dance in December 2008: