Lydaco Music & Booking sprang from my life-long love of music, appreciation for good songwriting, and a desire to build community and make a positive difference through music.
Established in Columbia, MO in 2012, Lydaco Music has served as a diverse platform for my music interests and projects. Early on, Lydaco Music hosted 5 local songwriting workshops taught by Buddy Mondlock, Melissa Greener, Owen Temple and Dave Isaacs. I also presented 15 listening room shows. The "Lydaco Concert Series" featured outstanding artists, including The Honey DewDrops, Jonathan Byrd & The Pick Up Cowboys, Buddy Mondlock, Owen Temple, Kelley Mickwee, John Batdorf & James Lee Stanley, Natalia Zukerman, Jeff Campbell, Danny Schmidt & Carrie Elkin, Noah Earle, ilyAIMY, Rachael Sage, Neptune's Car, Lyal Strickland and Jack Williams. You can view videos from the concerts on YouTube (links above).
Since 2012, my focus has been on specializing in artist tour planning, management and booking services. My journey into this field started when I met John Batdorf (Batdorf & Rodney fame) at a house concert in 2012. Soon after, I began assisting him with annual tours to Missouri/Midwest. I also started working with other notable Folk/Americana/Roots artists as their agent, or by providing fill-in booking. These included: Adler & Hearne, Ben Bedford, Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt, Jeff Campbell, Korby Lenker, Melissa Greener, Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys, Kelley Mickwee, Kira Small, Michelle Lewis, Owen Temple, Neptune's Car, Steff Mahan, Rod Picott, Mark Stuart, The Honey Dewdrops, and These Fine Moments.
I'm currently working with an incredible roster of artists. I encourage you to visit their websites, check out their music, and contact me if you would like to schedule them to perform for your house concert series, music venue, library, performing arts center or festival.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
COVER PHOTO: John Batdorf (with guitar) by Kevin Dingman.