Howdy Visitor, Fellow Traveler & Friend,
You might traditionally know the 3 R's as Reading, Writing and "a-Rithmetic"...
However, we have a new twist on that.
Over the last year or so, my wife & I have been blessed to travel around our wonderful and beautiful country and fortunate enough to bring live string music to Retirement Centers(assisted living residences), RV parks and Rest homes (also known as nursing homes and VA medical facilities). Ala....the new "3-R's" ha!
While traveling around the country, and seeing the various ways that music touches, moves, comforts and soothes people, I wanted to be able to spend more time doing the 3-R's.
During my more recent travels, I've been able to do that. RV parks and churches have been welcoming and have hired me to come in and do traditional country, bluegrass and gospel music. I have been asked to present 1 & 2 day “string instrument” workshops, host country and bluegrass music jams, provide music for a variety of events & celebrations and lead and serve in church services.
I don't need to tell you this, (as we've all seen, the elderly and the infirmed of our societies, in our communities and all across our country), they are often overlooked or forgotten about; spending their final years in nursing homes and medical facilities. I've seen many wonderful facilities that take great care of our aging population. Many residents just don't have much interaction with family, friends or community neighbors. A chance to take a trip down "memory highway" and reminisce for a few moments about better days and times. We all enjoy remembering when things weren't as confusing or hard to deal with...and who among us isn't uplifted by a tune that will give us a lighter mood and happier heart? That's where the music comes in !
In all my years of playing string music, it has never failed that when I pick up the 135 year old family fiddle and play a song, how it will bring joy, trigger fond memories, cause a toe to tap or a hand to clap, and display happiness in those that are in those isolated facilities.
Whether yours is a retirement community, a RV park, Rest Home, Nursing Home, VA Hospital, little country church or a Hospice Facility, etc. I am honored to come and share the “God-given” talents and skills that I have been entrusted with to entertain folks.
You're probably asking yourself what this entertainment would cost. I'm happy to say, for the first time in my life, that's not really that big of an object for me. Let me just say, please contact me and we'll make it work, okay?
My wife and I are working on our “journey” map for 2019 and I just need you to let me know when you would like me to come so I can try and work you into the routing and make sure that I'll be in your area when you would like for me to be. I promise, we'll do our best to make it work.
Take a moment to look below at some of the pictures of the wide variety of places that I've been able to share this string music across our great nation. They will speak for themselves. Music has opened the door to many places for me, won’t you invite me into your “special” place.
For a series of pictures showcasing live events and jams - click here
and Music Camps - click here
- Listen to "All Day Singin"- Bluegrass/Gospel song - click here
- Listen to "Sum of Its Parts" - Gospel Reflection and Realization - click here
- Listen to a "Fast Bluegrass-Pickin' Song"- A rompin' good time - click here
- Listen to "Come to Jesus Meeting" - Introspective/Prayerful-Gospel - click here
- Listen to "He Took My Place - Bluegrass/Acoustic Church-Worship Song - click here
- Listen to an "Irish-Celtic Fiddle Jig" - Warning!!! ...toes will tap !! - click here
Short montage of live-music service in rural Minnesota - click here
Review Jody's complete discography and sample all music - click here