"A sharp-sounding, smoothly crafted, collection of six songs with a traditional format and inspired by an equally classic series of bluegrass subjects." Americana UK

"Lonesome Road is a six-song EP that has good somethings for the troubadour folk purist, the bluegrass-lover, and the general folk fan." Independent Clauses

"Alan Barnosky, a folk-festival regular who’s also opened for the likes of Robbie Fulks, already started making his name in the conglomerate of bluegrass, country, and popular music known as Americana" INDY Week

The DEBUT 2017 album, OLD FREIGHT

"What seems like a simple formula: acoustic guitar picking, sincere vocals, thoughtful lyrics and professional production is in fact nearly impossible.  So when someone does it right and in this case for his debut record it’s a moment to celebrate." Songs:Illinois

  • #10 Album, March 2018 Folk DJ Chart 
  • #15 Album, March 2018 Roots Music Report  
  • Two top 5 songs, March 2018 Folk DJ Chart


February column in Acoustic Guitar Magazine 

It is such a treat to do these write ups and lessons for Acoustic Guitar. This issue features one of my favorite guitar records, a rare 1976 release by Dudley Hill. I happened upon it while browsing at a record shop a few years ago. It makes me wonder what other great records are floating around out there just waiting to be heard! A very big thanks to Scott Nygaard, Ellen Marx, and Joseph Decosimo who all helped bring this piece together. Check out the write up and video lesson here:

Feature in Acoustic Guitar Magazine 

It was a real honor to have Acoustic Guitar Magazine ask me to contribute this flatpicking arrangement of Carcassi’s Etude 13 for their current issue. I read this and other guitar magazines as a kid and never thought that I would one day be doing a piece for them. A write up, transcription, and video instruction are now live. A big thanks to Adam Perlmutter at AGM for inviting me to contribute.

Find the full article write up, transcription, and video here:


No news 

2020 has been a quiet year. Beer & Banjos (the weekly music series I host and organize) was shut down in March due to Covid and nearly all other shows have been cancelled. I have a few dates playing bass with Chatham Rabbits at safe socially distanced outdoor shows - see my calendar for those. But otherwise little else is going on. I'm doing fine, I have a part-time research job that I can do remotely. A few folks have asked if I do lessons - yes I do, and I have added a page to this website for more information on that. Thank you all for your support! I'll add updates here as they come in.