Recently Released

One of my pix is now an ALBUM COVER !


Mark Walbridge, my close friend and musical peer for 55 years, has released a sterling album, upon which I was delighted to play concertina. Kudos to Zan McLeod for his most tasteful production work. 

Safe Harbour


My photos appeared in an article about this wonderful ranch:


I played concertina on Urge for Going in this new recording of songs from Canadian songwriters by exquisite California singer Kate Price.



Instrumental versions of Sea Songs and Chanteys

Nauticas CD front

This unique album was recorded 15 years ago by Neil Young in Canyon and recently re-mastered by Toby Seeger in Davis.  Nauticas is Peter Kasin on fiddle, Riggy Rackin ~ concertina, Shay Black ~ guitar and keyboard, and Dick Holdstock on mandolin and bouzouki.

Here’s our rich sound sample :

Contact for purchasing “Sweet Music Of The Salt Sea”


*New* page of NON-nature photos : People & Places Pix


Duet with David Grisman on Stan Wells’ HELLO on his CD HIGH TIDE


Great interview by Arnold Levine on KOWS Radio


aint-got-longA vibrant musical niche that few concert-goers or even musicians are aware of thrives across the globe: a dozen or so folks meeting in living rooms, quiet pubs, ship’s holds, or church basements, to sing together in sweet, intuitive harmony. It may be hymns, or drinking songs, or chanteys, but the essential element is the delicious pleasure of a song that is well sung by a group of friends. It was an honor for us to be able to sing folk spirituals and gospel songs in the acoustically phenomenal chapel at Bishops Ranch in Healdsburg, CA, where this recording was made. We hope you will enjoy Ain’t Got Long, and sing right along with us! See what they are saying about it…

Purchase Ain’t Got Long CD package or download.

3Ain’t Got Long features three song leaders, Mary O’Brien, Caroline Bonnet, and Riggy Rackin, accompanied by a chorus of fine voices. Together, these singers are known as Journey Home.

Chapel Singers

Back row: Sylvia Herold, Doug Olsen, Tom Wagner, Patrice Haan. Front row: Marlene McCall, Mary O’Brien, Caroline Bonnet, Riggy Rackin. Not pictured : Steve Baughman