Award winning fiddler Michael Cleveland has announced that in addition to his regular gig as a member of Dale Ann Bradley’s band, he will also be doing shows this year with his own group, FlameKeeper. Joining him will be Audie Blaylock on guitar and Bobby Davis on bass (both performing regularly with Audie Blaylock & Redline), Jesse Brock on mandolin and Pete Kelly on banjo (Mike’s DAB band mates), and Jeff Guernsey on guitar and twin fiddle.
Mike took this band on a tour of Scotland in the fall of 2005, and they have decided to accept some dates for 2006 and beyond with this aggregation, within the limitations posed by everyone’s prior commitments. Booking is being handled by Jim Roe of Roe Entertainment. None of the members of Flamekeeper will be leaving their present and primary gigs.
You can find all of Michael’s show dates on his web site, both with Dale Ann and Flamekeeper.
Fans of Mike’s music will recognize that the band name Flame Keeper was the title of his debut CD release on Rounder Records, which was named as the 2002 IBMA Instrumental Album Of The Year. Audio samples from this CD are available on Mike’s web site.