Alex grinning with his banjo

I'm living in New York City once more after a couple years of traveling by bike, experiencing life around the country and serenading the masses.  5 Mile String Band is my current musical project here in NYC.  For past projects, check out The Live Cultures, Bearcubes, New Time Country Kitchen, and Gefiltestan.  For the blog from my bicycle trip from Portland, Oregon to New Orleans, Louisiana, read Two Wheels to the Big Easy.

I currently spend much of my time writing songs, singing and playing for dances, calling square dances and playing at children's birthday parties and singalongs.  I play Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, Ukulele, Clarinet and Flute.

Feel free to contact me if you'd like Old-Time American Country music, square dance music or a dance caller at an event you are planning.  Or if you are planning on taking a long, musical bicycle tour, and have questions.

Ask away.  I'm friendly.

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