jwerntz
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I've been playing upright bass most of my life. I play acoustic, folk, bluegrass, country, blues, roots rock, Americana, and classical music.

Current Bands:
* Shenandoah Run - folk with a kick, Vienna VA

* Old Town Tradition - hardly strictly bluegrass, Springfield VA

* Dimestore Pony - Americana music, Alexandria VA

I also sit in occasionally on bass with other fine groups:
Carter Farm Band - Americana
Moondiggers - folk
Treehouse Dogs - Americana
Pictrola - Americana
Gentle PersUUasion - Americana
The Rockits - Rock
The Kharmacists - Rock

In addition to festivals, restaurants, churches, wineries, and college gigs I’ve played:

Jammin’ Java – Vienna VA
Creative Cauldron - Falls Church VA
Little Washington Theatre - Washington VA
Lubber Run Amphitheater – Arlington VA
Fort Ward Park Amphitheater - Alexandria VA
Brightbox Theater – Winchester VA
Arlington Planetarium - Arlington VA
Mainline at Ashland Coffee & Tea - Ashland VA

Gypsy Sally’s – (Georgetown) Washington DC

Ram's Head on Stage - Annapolis MD
Maryland Hall – Annapolis MD
The Mansion at Strathmore - North Bethesda MD
AMP by Strathmore - North Bethesda MD
Avalon Theater – Easton MD
Annapolis Shakespeare Company Main Stage - Annapolis MD
Carroll Arts Center - Westminster MD

The Main Point – Bryn Mawr PA
Roxy Theater – Northampton PA

I've recorded at:
Bias Studios - Springfield VA
Cue Studios - Falls Church VA

Screen name:
jwerntz
Member since:
Nov 16 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, John Prine, Iris Dement, Steve Earle, Dixie Chicks, Joni Mitchell, John Denver, Tom Russell, Steve Goodman, Bob Dylan, Pure Prairie League, Kathy Mattea, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Hank Williams, Woody Guthrie, Peter, Paul & Mary, Indigo Girls

Bass influences; Michael Shahan, Marshall Wilborn, Tom Gray, Jim Watson, Brian Dickel, Missy Raines, Paul McCartney, Chris Hillman

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert
Upright bass:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

"Cecilia" Eminence Acoustic Upright 4-string bass
www.gelbass.com

"Josephine" - Eminence Acoustic Upright 5-string bass
www.gelbass.com

Michael Kelly 5-string fretless acoustic electric bass
www.michaelkellyguitars.com/en/products/view/dragonfly-5

Jay Turser beatle bass
www.jayturser.com/products/bass/jtb-2b.php

Classic Gibson EB-0 bass
www.flyguitars.com/gibson/bass/EB0.php

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

https://theparadisorestaurant.com/events/

www.shenandoahrun.com
This is the Folkgrass concert with the Sweet Yonder bluegrass band.

www.shenandoahrun.com

Free outdoor concert
www.shenandoahrun.com

https://theparadisorestaurant.com/events/

www.shenandoahrun.com

www.shenandoahrun.com

www.shenandoahrun.com

www.shenandoahrun.com

www.shenandoahrun.com

www.shenandoahrun.com

www.shenandoahrun.com

www.shenandoahrun.com

https://theparadisorestaurant.com/events/

This is a free outdoor lunchtime concert held in front of the Reston Used Bookshop.

https://theparadisorestaurant.com/events/

https://fsgw.org/washingtonfolkfestival
https://pictrolaband.com/

The DYLZ - a unique 40 song tribute show honoring one of America's finest song-writers, Nobel prize winner Robert Zimmerman, aka BOB DYLAN. A three hour celebration of his music spanning six decades. Seven performers from top DMV area bands come together for a special show which includes humor and harmonies, music and memories, songs and stories... THE DYLZ!!! (8:30 to 11:30pm)
http://www.musicrsvp.com/the-dylz.html
https://www.newdealcafe.com/

planetarium music show

www.shenandoahrun.com

https://pictrolaband.com/

https://pictrolaband.com/

https://pictrolaband.com/

www.shenandoahrun.com

www.shenandoahrun.com

www.shenandoahrun.com

A night of dining and music.
https://theparadisorestaurant.com/events/

www.shenandoahrun.com

Playing for the annual pledge drive kickoff event.

www.shenandoahrun.com
http://wfma.net/

Playing for the Beatles Get Back 50th Anniversary Show.

*** SOLD OUT ***

Playing for the UU church services Sunday morning.

www.shenandoahrun.com

https://theparadisorestaurant.com/events/2018-12/

https://www.facebook.com/DimestorePony/

www.shenandoahrun.com

http://www.outta.com/livemusicschedule.html
www.shenandoahrun.com

https://www.facebook.com/DimestorePony/

Join in the fun at the 2018 Heritage Breeds Festival at Ayrshire Farm in Upperville VA. Festival runs from 10 am to 4 pm.
21846 Trappe Rd.
Upperville VA 20184
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-harvest-days-tickets-45211568017
ayrshirefarm.com

www.shenandoahrun.com

https://www.facebook.com/OldTownTradition/

www.shenandoahrun.com

https://www.facebook.com/OldTownTradition/

www.shenandoahrun.com
http://www.uucava.org/music-arts-calendar/

www.shenandoahrun.com

www.shenandoahrun.com

www.shenandoahrun.com

www.shenandoahrun.com

https://www.facebook.com/DimestorePony/

Join us for this Mother's Day afternoon concert with two musical acts. Shenandoah Run and Ocean Orchestra.
www.shenandoahrun.com

www.shenandoahrun.com

www.shenandoahrun.com

https://www.facebook.com/OldTownTradition/

www.shenandoahrun.com

details to follow
www.shenandoahrun.com

No cover charge to hear the band at Paradiso.
www.paradisoristorante.com

www.shenandoahrun.com

No cover charge here folks.
www.paradisoristorante.com

details to follow
www.shenandoahrun.com

No cover charge to have a great time.
www.paradisoristorante.com

Sorry folks this one is not a public event.

Bring the kids and enjoy a day of face painting, haywagon rides, and moonbounce.
Location is outdoors at the Aurora Hills Branch Library
library.arlingtonva.us/locations/aurora-hills-branch-library/

Details to follow,

www.shenandoahrun.com

Here we go folks providing good music while you wine and dine at Paradiso Italian Restaurant.
www.paradisoristorante.com

Sorry this one is not open to the public.

Come upstairs to "the church" and join us for a great musical event.

www.shenandoahrun.com
http://www.jamminjava.com/event/1486622-shenandoah-run-vienna/

The Dimestore Pony ride is on us. Come hear the music. No cover charge.

www.shenandoahrun.com

Join us for Dimestore Pony's first appearance at Malones. No cover charge.
malonesofmanassas.com/events-news/

Join us for the merriment as Lake Anne Plaza presents their Roots Music Festival. Live bands from noon to 6 pm. We are on stage at 1 pm.

Free outdoor concert!

Free outdoor concert!

www.shenandoahrun.com

Join us for a free outdoor concert from 11 to 1. Enjoy your lunch at one of the outdoor cafes at Lake Anne Plaza.

www.shenandoahrun.com

We will be playing upstairs at the Evening Star Café on Mt. Vernon Ave in Delray. No cover charge.

www.treehousedogs.com
eveningstarcafe.net

We're playing on the Potomac Palisades stage at Glen Echo Park from 1 to 2 pm. This is a free event.
www.shenandoahrun.com
fsgw.org/myorgnet/public.php?Org=fsgw&ProgramID=10

Paradiso Italian Restaurant
6124 Franconia Rd
Alexandria VA 22310

www.shenandoahrun.com

Malones of Manassas
9329 MAIN St
Manassas VA 201110

Paradiso Italian Restaurant
6124 Franconia Rd
Alexandria VA 22310

Details to follow...
www.shenandoahrun.com

Details at our website...
www.shenandoahrun.com

Details at this website...
www.shenandoahrun.com

We will play for the monthly World Folk Music Association (WFMA) showcase.
http://epositano.com/

Get yourself a table seat and you will not be disappointed in the sound.

A truly classic live music venue where you can relax and be yourself.
http://www.jvsrestaurant.com/home.html

www.uuffva.org
www.shenandoahrun.com

Come for the food and stay for the music. We play from 8 to midnight.
http://www.paradisoristorante.com/

New date: Friday November 11. Come for the food and stay for the music.
http://www.paradisoristorante.com/

Doors open at 7:30
Concert at 8:00
http://accotinkuu.org/

Four bands for one cover charge. Music starts at 7 pm.

This is an outdoor event with lots of activities for the kiddies along with face painting in the Aurora Hills Branch Library. This annual event runs from 3 to 6 pm.
www.facebook.com/OldTownTradition/
http://library.arlingtonva.us/locations/aurora-hills-branch-library/

Sorry folks this one is not public.

Zac and the band will perform a Bob Dylan set from 8 to 8:30 followed by other great bands.
http://www.theauldshebeenva.com/new/

A Tribute to Desert Indio 2016
Zac Quintana Band- Bob Dylan 8pm-8:30pm
Heywoodja- Neil Young 8:50pm-9:20pm
Young Relics- The Who 9:40pm-10:10pm
Homer's Donut- Roger Waters/Pink Floyd 10:30pm-11pm
Young Relics- Paul McCartney 11:20pm-11:50pm
Start Me Up- Rolling Stones 12:10am-12:40am
A Thousand Rainy Days- The Police 1am-1:30am

Our first time at this renowned music venue.
http://www.ramsheadonstage.com/event/1274255-shenandoah-run-annapolis

Come enjoy the arts, crafts, food and music at the 7th annual Art at the Point festival.
http://pointofrocks.org/art/

Come for the food and stay for the music. We play from 8 to midnight.
http://www.paradisoristorante.com/

Come for the food and stay for the music. We play from 8 to midnight.
http://www.paradisoristorante.com/

More details to follow.

www.shenandoahrun.com
https://www.ampbystrathmore.com/live-shows

Come for the food and stay for the music. We play from 8 to midnight.
http://www.paradisoristorante.com/

Join Shenandoah Run for the release of their second album.
http://www.shenandoahrun.com/
http://jamminjava.com/event/1029679-shenandoah-run-sr-album-vienna/

Details to follow...
www.shenandoahrun.com
http://www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org/attractions_artscenter_events.asp

This concert was rescheduled from January 23 due to the snowstorm.
The Anne Arundel Community Concert Association (AACCA) sponsors this concert.
www.shenandoahrun.com
www.annearundelconcerts.50megs.com/

http://www.creativecauldron.org/
http://www.shenandoahrun.com/

Come hear the debut of the Dimestore Pony band.
http://www.paradisoristorante.com/

Jeffrey T. Smith and the Dismal Hollow Boys return to JV's in Falls Church. No cover charge.

https://www.facebook.com/DismalHollowBoys
http://www.jvsrestaurant.com

www.shenandoahrun.com
http://uptownconcerts.com/2015/08/19/just-announced-shenandoah-run-at-the-cellar-stage/

This is a rare performance venue for Shenandoah Run. Come and enjoy the intimate setting at the Epicure Cafe. A real up close and personal performance venue. Tickets are $15.

www.shenandoahrun.com
http://www.epicurecafe.org/
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2491517

Shenandoah Run takes the Cafetorium stage from 4 to 5 pm.

Join in the fun at the Folklore Society of Greater Washington annual Mid-Winter Festival. Two all-day dance tracks, and seven workshop and performance sites, plus unscheduled hallway shenanigans – it'll cure your winter blues!! Day and evening tickets $15 FSGW members, $20 non-members.

www.shenandoahrun.com
http://fsgw.org/myorgnet/public.php

Join Old Town Tradition at the No. 9 Lounge upstairs at The Evening Star Cafe. No cover charge.

https://www.facebook.com/OldTownTradition
www.eveningstarcafe.net

www.shenandoahrun.com
www.biasstudios.com

Join us on capitol hill at Mr. Henry's for a fine evening of dining and fine acoustic music. No cover charge.
www.facebook.com/OldTownTradition/
http://www.mrhenrysdc.com/

An early evening set of Jeff Smith's original songs from the Dismal Hollow Boys.
www.jvsrestaurant.com
www.humanwilderness.com

www.shenandoahrun.com
www.biasstudios.com

private wedding event

Old Town Tradition will play for you from 5 to 8 pm. No cover charge.
www.oldtowntradition.com

This event has been canceled by the venue.
www.shenandoahrun.com
www.performingartsluray.org

http://www.treehousedogs.com/
http://www.eveningstarcafe.net/

We are playing at the Mansion. Showtime 4 pm. Tickets $30
https://www.strathmore.org/events-and-tickets/shenandoah-run
www.shenandoahrun.com

www.shenandoahrun.com
www.biasstudios.com

I'll be playing a three song set with Kensington Depot at the Reston Herndon Folk Club open mic at the Amphora Diner Deluxe in Herndon VA.
www.restonherndonfolkclub.com/
Amphora Diner Deluxe 1151 Elden Street - Herndon, VA 20170

This is an outdoor event with fun for the whole family. It is held at the Aurora Hills Public Library and runs from 3 to 6.

http://www.oldtowntradition.com/
http://library.arlingtonva.us/locations/aurora-hills-branch-library/

Come have dinner and hear Old Town Tradition and two more fine musical acts in this World Folk Music Association (WFMA) sponsored showcase.

Tickets are $10 for WFMA members and $15 for others and are available by calling El Golfo restaurant at 301-608-2121.

www.elgolforestaurant.com
www.oldtowntradition.com
www.wfma.net

Doors open at 5 pm. Showtime 7 pm. Tickets $20
www.shenandoahrun.com
http://jamminjava.com/event/877663-shenandoah-run-vienna/

www.shenandoahrun.com
www.biasstudios.com

We are happy to return to Mr. Henry's on Capitol Hill. No cover charge.

www.oldtowntradition.com

http://www.mrhenrysdc.com/

Shenandoah Run plays for the first time in Manassas VA. Should be fun.
www.shenandoahrun.com
www.bruu.org

Join us for this World Folk Music Association (WFMA) showcase evening.

http://wfma.net/
http://www.shenandoahrun.com/

Playing a private event with three bands.

Join us for Bluegrass Thursdays on Capitol Hill at Mr. Henry's.

www.oldtowntradition.com
http://www.mrhenrysdc.com/

This is the first time Old Town Tradition appears at the Lost Rhino. We'll play from 5 to 9 pm.

www.oldtowntradition.com
www.lostrhino.com

Details to follow.
www.shenandoahrun.com
www.viennava.gov/index.aspx?NID=879

Join us for this two hour free lunchtime concert.
www.oldtowntradition.com

Come enjoy the concert at Bull Run UU Church in Manassas VA.
www.bruu.org
www.shenandoahrun.com

Shenandoah Run will play for the summer concert series at Frying Pan Farm Park. Time TBA. FREE

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/downloads/huntermillflyerweb.pdf
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/fryingpanpark/
www.shenandoahrun.com

Returning for another summer concert performance at Lubber Run. FREE

http://www.arlingtonarts.org/venues/lubber-run-amphitheater.aspx
www.shenandoahrun.com

Join us for this two hour free lunchtime concert.
www.oldtowntradition.com

We will announce the new date once it is set.

Join Shenandoah Run at Woo Lae Oak Restaurant and music venue in Tysons Corner VA.

www.shenandoahrun.com
www.woolivetysons.com

Due to a double booking at JV's Old Town Tradition will not be playing there on July 14.

www.oldtowntradition.com
http://www.jvsrestaurant.com

Join Shenandoah Run for this return engagement at Historic London Town. This is a free outdoor concert. Bring your lawn chair. (Indoors if the weather is bad.)
www.shenandoahrun.com
www.historiclondontown.com

Jim Thorne and I will play for JIm's CD release party.
http://www.eventbrite.com/o/stillwaters-supper-and-songs-6053901733
http://www.stillwaters-studios.com/

Join us for Bluegrass Thursdays on Capitol Hill at Mr. Henry's.

www.oldtowntradition.com
http://www.mrhenrysdc.com/

Join Old Town Tradition at JV's Restaurant in Falls Church VA. No cover. Free parking.
www.oldtowntradition.com
http://www.jvsrestaurant.com/

Returning for a repeat performance in this historic theater on the eastern shore.

http://tickets.avalontheatre.com/
www.shenandoahrun.com

We're playing upstairs at The Evening Star from 8 to 10 with no cover charge.
www.oldtowntradition.com
http://www.eveningstarcafe.net/

The Washington Folk Festival is a free yearly event with multiple stages and lots of music and dance to choose from. Join Shenandoah Run at the Cuddle Up Stage at noon on Saturday.
http://www.shenandoahrun.com/
http://fsgw.org/myorgnet/public.php?Org=fsgw&ProgramID=10&NoTitle=1

Old Town Tradition will appear for the first time at Malone's upstairs at the inewly remodeled "church." Join us for a great evening out. No cover charge.
http://www.oldtowntradition.com/
http://malonesofmanassas.com/events-news/

My first time sitting in with the Carter Farm Band

http://www.reverbnation.com/carterfarmboys
http://forgebrewworks.com

Sitting in on bass with singer/songwriter Isabella Perelman.

http://www.epicurecafe.org/

Join Old Town Tradition at JV's Restaurant in Falls Church VA. No cover. Free parking.
www.oldtowntradition.com
http://www.jvsrestaurant.com/

I'll be sitting in with Jud Lawrence and the Blue Train Band in the restaurant (not upstairs in the lounge.)

http://www.219restaurant.com/

Shenandoah Run plays this Sunday concert in Georgetown.

http://www.gypsysallys.com/calendar
www.shenandoahrun.com

Old Town Tradition returns for the 2015 Naptown barBAYq Contest and Music Festival held at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds. Great music on three stages simultaneously. Free parking. $10 tickets until April 25th. $15 after April 25th.

http://www.barbayq.com/
http://www.oldtowntradition.com/

Join Old Town Tradition at JV's Restaurant in Falls Church VA. No cover. Free parking.
www.oldtowntradition.com
http://www.jvsrestaurant.com/

Jim Thorne is a singer songwriter and his band is called The Moondiggers.

http://www.epicurecafe.org/

Shenandoah Run returns to the Creative Cauldron in Falls Church VA

http://www.creativecauldron.org/passport_2015_249.html
www.shenandoahrun.com

Ron Goad's SAW.ORG Music Variety Showcase
http://www.epicurecafe.org/
https://www.facebook.com/isabella.perelman?fref=ts

Gentle PersUUasion will be providing the music for church services at 9 and 10:45 AM.
https://www.facebook.com/Gentle.PersUUasion
http://www.bruu.org/

Time to celebrate. See you at JV's Restaurant.

http://www.jvsrestaurant.com/home.html
http://www.oldtowntradition.com/

We will play in the newly renovated theatre at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis MD. Special guests Magpie perform as well.
http://www.marylandhall.org/
http://www.shenandoahrun.com/
http://www.magpiemusic.com/

This is a small coffee shop in Haymarket that hosts an acoustic listening club on the second Friday of the month. Jill and I will play 3 or 4 songs with lots of other performers before and after.
http://www.dejabrewcoffeehouse.com/

My first time at Ebenezer's Coffee House on Capitol Hill.
www.shenandoahrun.com
ebenezerscoffeehouse.com

The first gig for Old Town Tradition at JV's Restaurant in Falls Church VA. No cover. Free parking.
www.oldtowntradition.com
http://www.jvsrestaurant.com/

Come out and hear Bill Thomas' original blues songs.
www.reverbnation.com/billthomasbluesband

I'll be playing on the main stage in the Cafetorium with three folk groups at the Folklore Society of Greater Washington annual winter Mini Fest at the Takoma Park Middle School in Silver Spring MD.
1:30 - 2:00 The Moon Diggers
2:00 - 2:45 Shenandoah Run
3:30 - 4:00 Kensington Depot

http://fsgw.org/myorgnet/public.php
www.shenandoahrun.com

Shenandoah Run performs for the first time in Winchester VA. ($15 advance $20 door)
www.shenandoahrun.com
www.brightboxwinchester.com/event/shenandoahrun

Here we go again. Going to be another great night at Jammin' Java. Doors open at 6.

http://jamminjava.com/event/671763-shenandoah-run-vienna/
www.shenandoahrun.com

St. Margaret's runs a great concert series.
St. Margaret's Episcopal Church
1601 Pleasant Plains Rd
Annapolis MD 21409

http://www.st-margarets.org/concert-series.html
www.shenandoahrun.com

Doors open at 7.

Join us at this fine concert venue. Also appearing - The Moondiggers Doors open at 6.

Don't forget to order your tickets to this country club event. Drinks at 6:30, dinner at 7:00, show at 8:00.

I'll be sitting in on bass with Jacqueline and the Treehouse Dogs in Alexandria from 8 to 10 pm.
http://www.eveningstarcafe.net/
http://www.treehousedogs.com/

Join us for this lunchtime gig. Great farmer's market and used book store to browse.

I'll be sitting in on bass with Jacqueline and the Treehouse Dogs in Alexandria from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.
http://www.walkersgrille.com/
http://www.treehousedogs.com/

www.shenandoahrun.com
http://www.thehillchapelhouseconcerts.com/

Annual parish picnic at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Alexandria VA.

Shenandoah Run will play for the Supper and Songs outdoor event at Stillwaters Studios in Marshall VA.

Virgil Harden with Appalachian Countdown will open for Johnny Staats at the festival.

Virgil Harden with Appalachian Countdown will entertain you on the North Stage.

Join Shenandoah Run for this free outdoor event. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/maps/nottowaymap.htm
www.shenandoahrun.com

Shenandoah Run will play in this SAW showcase from 8:30 to 9:30.

www.arlingtonarts.org/venues/lubber-run-amphitheater.aspx
www.shenandoahrun.com

Old Town Tradition will play outdoors for your entertainment from 11 to 1.

Old Town Tradition will play a set as part of the Songwriters Association of Washington showcase.

Original bluegrass on the Sidney Friedman stage

www.shenandoahrun.com
www.marylandhall.org

Join Shenandoah Run for our return engagement at Jammin' Java in Vienna VA.
www.shenandoahrun.com
https://jamminjava.com/events/shenandoah-run

Join us at the Acoustic Stage at this annual fundraiser.
barbayq.squarespace.com
www.shenandoahrun.com

Shenandoah Run plays the jewel of the Eastern Shore
http://tickets.avalontheatre.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=342
www.shenandoahrun.com

Join Old Town Tradition at Ron Goad's Songwriters Association of Washington Music Variety Showcase. Music begins at 8 PM with Old Town Tradition on stage about 9:30 PM.
www.oldtowntradition.com
www.epicurecafe.org
www.saw.org

Join Old Town Tradition at the No. 9 Lounge upstairs at The Evening Star Cafe
www.oldtowntradition.com
www.eveningstarcafe.net