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The Cane Shakers with Neil Haverstick – Live on KGNU Tuesday June 21, 7-8 pm

The Cane Shakers

   Hey all…gonna be on Kabaret once again Tuesday, June 21, from 7-8 Denver time, with the Cane Shakers, our blues trio with John Starrett on bass and Marc Johnson on drums.

We are going for the low down blues, from the Delta to Albert Collins, Chuck Berry, Howlin’ Wolf and more. These fellers are my most favorite cats to play with; we met over 40 years ago, and have had many musical adventures since.

Dan Wilging, aka Big Daddy, will be hosting, and with George and the crew in the control room, I expect a great show all around. KGNU is at 1390 AM and 88.5 FM in the Denver/Boulder area, and you can stream all over the world at

We really are looking forward to this, hope you’ll be listening…Hstick

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Appearing at the Lilypad Oct. 9th in Cambridge, MA

Featured Artists: A Double Billing:
First Set: Boston’s Umbrella Pine (duet): Magdalena Abrego and Allison Burik

Featured Guest: Denver’s Neil Haverstick, Microtonal Master Guitarist, (solo)
When: 10/9/21 Sat, 8:00PM
Where: Lilypad, 1353 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA
Cost: $15

The Creative Music Series Presents
A special contemporary evening of Experimental & New Music with lternative tunings (microtonal) & guitar-sax improvisations – adventurous unique and stellar

From Denver, Colorado
Composer, Author and Custom Guitars of alternative tunings: 19, 31, 34, 36-tone, including fretless, beyond western music’s 12-tone way.

Boston’s Umbrella Pine
Magdalena Abrego and Allison Burik
Exploring possibilities within improvisation and composition with a unique instrumentation including guitar, saxophone, clarinet, vocals and electronics

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Join Neil & The Cane Shakers at Zio Romolo’s Friday, July 30

Zio Romolo's

Hey all…one more time…the Cane Shakers are at Zio Romolo this Friday, July 30, from 8-11. John Starrett on bass, Marc Johnson on drums…my all time favorite folks to play with. We’ll be doing blues, country, jazz, calypso…no telling what else. Really nice club, good food and drink, great ambience.

The club is at 32nd and Zuni, next to Tony P’s.

We would love to have you there…all bestest…Hstick

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Appearing at Zio Romolo’s May 21 & May 22

Hey all…this Friday/Saturday, May 21/22, I’ll be playing at this club with my old compadres John Starrett on bass and Marc Johnson on drums, from 9-12.

We’ve played many gigs together over the years, and they are my most favorite of musicians. We’re going under the name the Cane Shakers, and we even have our own personalized canes for the event, ha. We’ll be doing blues, jazz, country, and who knows what else. My first show in over a year, and greatly looking forward to it.

The club is at 32nd and Zuni, next to Tony P’s. We would love to have you there, and promise some high quality music.

There are more gigs on ze way as well…safe passage to all…Hstick

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Appearing on KGNU’s Kabaret Dec. 8th at 7 p.m.

Hey all…I’m going to be on the KGNU Kabaret show this Tues, Dec 8th, from 7-8 PM Denver time, playing 5 of my compositions; one each in 12, 19, and 34 tone equal temperament, and two on electric 7 string fretless guitar. This is usually a live show, but this time we recorded it in advance, and I am indebted to several people for their help and expertise. First, Richard Townshend did the filming/audio at his casa. A very comfortable environment for me to play in; then figure in the great pizza he made for us before we got to work, and it was a perfect evening. Dan Wilging (aka Big Daddy) from KGNU, was on hand for between song chats. Dan and I have done many shows together over the years, and he’s the best DJ/interviewer I’ve ever worked with. He asks perceptive questions that allow me to dig in and explain just what I’m doing with the various microtonal tunings, which can help folks with the unusual tonalities they’re hearing. Then, KGNU’s George Figgs, engineer extraordinare, did the editing from Richard’s videos to get the show on the air. Can’t imagine anyone I’d rather have at the controls. I had 4 songs from various Kabaret shows on my latest CD, “Radio Waves,” the quality is unmatched. 

And yes…we filmed the pieces for a possible future DVD, but we’re just using the audio for the show. I’ve also included a link to KGNU’s Facebook page: I’d be delighted if you shared this with FB friends. This is my first show since last January at Swallow Hill, and I practiced aplenty. I’m amazed that I can find new ideas in pieces I’ve been playing for years. Music is a never ending story; always new mountains to climb. Hope you can tune in, and wishing all the bestest for 2021…HHH

Listen at 88.5FM Boulder/1390AM Denver/98.7FM Fort Collins/93.7FM Nederland and online at and

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Neil Haverstick at Swallow Hill January 25

Hey all…greatly looking forward to ringing in the New Year at my January 25th Swallow Hill show in the Tuft Theatre. I have a new CD, “Radio Waves,” and I’ll be playing music from that, as well as some other goodies I’m working on. I plan on playing 12, 19, and 36 tone guitars, fretless guitar and banjo, as well as Oud. Maybe I’ll bring some others as well. I’d love to see a bunch of you there, I promise a rather interesting and unique evening of modern music. Thnx for all the support over the years…till soon…Hstick

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Join Us Nov. 19 for Harpin’ at the Bucket

Really looking forward to this show. I’ve known Paul for many moons now, but this will be our first gig together. Paul’s a virtuoso harmonicat, and he can go a down lot of different avenues. Nic and Ronnie are top blues players; between the 3 of them, they’ll cover a whole lot of territory. I’m honored to be a part of this. Expecting guest artists and jamming as well…hope to see you at the Bucket.

Tues Nov. 19, 2019
7:30-9:30 p.m.
The Rusty Bucket
3355 S Wadsworth Blvd
Lakewood, CO

Harpin' at the Bucket