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Pepper and Sassafras

Cheap Trick cover with Phil Henry Acoustic Trio

Here's a song I never expected to cover: Cheap Trick's "I Want You to Want Me," a collaboration of the Phil Henry Acoustic Trio with my duo Pepper and Sassafras—officially released today as a single and available for streaming and download on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and CD Baby. https://youtu.be/7v6dJ89AZe4 The idea of covering this song popped...

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Spring tour with Maria Gillard and Martin Swinger

Coming soon to upstate New York... https://youtu.be/ebrXnseQyoo This tour brings together four songwriter friends—Maria Gillard, Martin Swinger, Wendy Sassafras Ramsay, and Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers—for a collaborative showcase of fresh, festive acoustic music. Thursday 4.12: Seneca Street Brew Pub, Manlius NY. Part of the Words and Music Songwriter Showcase series. Facebook event. Friday 4.13: Mission Hall, Rochester NY. More info....

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Concert poster Jordan Tice Pepper and Sassafras

Grateful Dead guitar workshop and concert review

A recent tour brought me to the Berkshires to teach a workshop on Grateful Dead for Acoustic Guitar at Wood Bros. Music in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and then play a Pepper and Sassafras duo show at the historic Dewey Hall in Sheffield, on a bill with the great young bluegrass trio Jordan Tice and Horse County....

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FreshGrass

Emerging at FreshGrass and Turtle Hill Folk Festival

In September, I'm thrilled to be performing with my duo partner Wendy Sassafras Ramsay—we're now officially known as Pepper and Sassafras—at two top-notch festivals. On September 10, we'll be in the Rochester, New York, area, performing in the New Voices showcase at the Turtle Hill Folk Festival along with fellow musicians Austin MacRae and John Sonntag. The following weekend brings...

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