One of the stops we’re going to make is in Strafford, Missouri, for Route 66 Days.  I’m very excited about this, as it’s sort of a homecoming for me.

1975 was the first time I laid eyes on a Hammer Dulcimer, and it was in Springfield, Missouri, just a few miles west of Strafford.  It was a moment of magic for me…for from the first time I heard one, I just KNEW that I HAD to have one, and learn to play it.

Now, 30+ years later, I’m still playing.  And I get to play on Route 66.  It’s a dream come true.

We’ll be playing at the Strafford Route 66 Festival on Saturday, September 12th from 12-1PM and again from 5-8PM.  We hope you’ll stop by and say hello!  And, if you want to check out the festival online, the link is here.


Just a quick note…here’s where you can catch the IndyKicksIt tour folks in April!


Friday, April 10th, Rick will be doing a solo show at the Promise Road Writers Round.  He’ll be performing in the round with Dave Baghdade and Tim Gilger.  Showtime is 7PM at the Promise Road Coffee House @ Geist Christian Church.

Saturday, April 18th, Patchwork will be appearing at the Indiana Singers, Songwriters and Storytellers festival in Nashville, Indiana.

Saturday, April 25th, Patchwork will return to Brown County, Indiana for the Taste of Brown County festival.  Contact Patchwork at for more information on any of these appearances.

Mandy Marie:

April 28th, Mandy will be appearing with  Dexter Romweber and Shelby Kelley and Birdy’s.

Stop by and hear some great local music!