July 28, 2020

In March pretty much everything in the music industry came screeching to a halt. I've pretty much been in survival mode. Unemployment never came thru for me, so I ended up taking up a 'work from home' temp job taking calls on the KY Covid19 Hotline. That's been super interesting. My music store, Kentuckiana Music Center, finally got to reopen in June. I've been busy keeping it afloat, so far so good. A few outdoor gigs and weddings have popper up here and there, but overall it's still a very unpredictable work climate. I've finally updated my gig schedule, so if you feel safe going out I'd love to see you all!

Croghan's Crossing Out NOW

October 31, 2019

Our new 8 track LP is out now, Croghan's Crossing. It's a mix of traditional Irish instrumentals and a few originals songs from Anna Blanton. CDs are available for purchase now for $10 thru this website or at Kentuckiana Music Center. You'll have to manually enter the amount. Make sure you include your address if you pay thru PayPal.

Kentuckiana Music Center

July 2, 2019

Announced the big news that I'm the new owner of Jimmy's Music Center! The store is moving to the corner of Pearl and Elm St in downtown New Albany. The name will be Kentuckiana Music Center, a throwback to the original name 30+ yrs ago. The store will continue to offer lessons, instrument rentals, consignments, repairs, retail, and I'll be adding a booking agency component for any local bands/artists/ensembles wanting help booking gigs. The store's social media and web presence will be up within the next 30 days so keep an eye out! We hope to be moved into our new space by Aug 1!

Floyd County Brewing Co Party!

June 29, 2019

I have an exciting business endeavor I've embarked on. It's been in the works since April, and I'm excited to share the news publicly on Saturday, June 29! My Irish band, Croghan's Crossing, will be playing on the Biergarten Stage. Come hear the exciting news and enjoy some great drinks, food, and music!

The Professor and the Madman Soundtrack Video

May 10, 2019

This is Bear McCreary's newest music video for "Sparks & Shadows" on the motion picture soundtrack "The Professor and the Madman." I have a cameo at the 2:03' mark and a few times after that.

"The Professor and the Madman"
Music by Bear McCreary
Featuring Eric Byers, Cello
Sparks & Shadows

"The Professor and the Madman" film and soundtrack are out today!

Kentucky Homefront

May 1, 2019

March and April were crazy busy months, so I'm a bit behind on updating this website. From Jericho Woods shows to Croghan's Crossing stuff to Paducah Symphony. I'm just now getting a breather. This past weekend was a mile stone for me. I fronted Croghan's Crossing on WHAS Great Day Live and Kentucky Homefront. Pretty much everyone who knows me knows I usually don't pursue singing at all, occasionally some harmony backing but that's it. I was approached by Kentucky Homefront to do a short set and I decided to take the leap. I was very much out of my comfort zone, but it was a growing experience. As a musician you never stop growing, so my growth continues. I was honored to have four other amazing musicians playing with me including Shannon Kelly, Kelsey Lee, Aaryn Martin, and Taylor Shuck. If you don't know them, you should. 

ALSO, lots more shows ahead so please check out my show schedule!


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Tamlin - Devil in the Strawstack - Drowsy Maggie (Croghan's Crossing)

Por Una Cabeza

(Anna & Charlie Blanton, Mike O'Bryan)

Swinging on the Gate Set - Devanny's Goat - High Reel (Croghan's Crossing)

Fantasy Football

(Southern Sirens)

Nervous Breakdown

(Jericho Woods)

Drunk with Class

(Croghan's Crossing)

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