I live in Manhattan, Kansas and I love to play and teach music. l am looking forward to meeting like minded players who love to perform and jam. I love to play and teach at all levels- from beginners to advanced. I enjoy performing and rehearsing with serious bands as well as non-serious jam bands.
I’ve played professionally for over 30 years. I currently play in a duo with my wife, Alice Boyle as the Dire Ducks, (www.direducks.webs.com) . We play Irish, Scottish, and French Canadian session music as well as and Appalachian Old Time. Also, I play with the contra dance band STEAM! (www.dancetosteam.webs.com). Please listen to live-recorded clips and videos our our websites.
Before moving to Manhattan, KS, I lived for a year in both Vancouver, BC and London, ON. While in London, I played a few bookings with Shane Cook (www.shanecook.com), the only person to have ever won the Canadian National and the US Fiddle contests.
Prior to moving to London, I live in Grand Colorado from 1980-2010 and I played and recorded with five different bands ranging from Bluegrass to Irish. I was a founding member of the Defiance String Band with John Sommers (author of the John Denver hit “Thank God I’m a Country Boy”) and also played with the Crowlin Ferlies (Irish music in Aspen, CO), Big Timbre (Bluegrass), 5th Reel (Contra Dance), & Wing & a Prayer (eclectic family band). With these bands, I have played as the opening act for Ralph Stanley, Ricky Skaggs, and at major festivals (2000 plus people) throughout western Colorado.
Here is my resume': Rosenberg resume.pdf