Welcome to Tamulevich Artist Management

Proud to represent some of the most significant voices in acoustic music.

“I’ve been a booking agent/manager since 1974 when I first began performing and booking with my singing partner Michael Hough in Mustard’s Retreat.  I didn’t know how to do it, only that I was electrified by this world of music, specifically Folk Music, the people in it, the music they created, and the profound impact it had.  Since that time I have made it my career, and have had the great joy to work with many, many exceptional individuals: artists, managers, agents and the people who make the concerts happen- many of them volunteers.  It is a community that I am proud and gratified to be part of.  Folk, for me, is also a way of life.  Regardless of the type of music you play, it is about honesty, integrity, relationships, and co-operation, where there is no winner unless everyone is a winner.  Please explore our roster, and we look forward to working with you.” – David Tamulevich

TAM Artists at 30A Festival & Folk Alliance 2018!

I am excitedly preparing to head to Kansas City next week for the International Folk Alliance Conference   www.folk.org  If you don’t know if it, please check it out.  The Conference is a gathering of the folk community, from around the world: musicians, publications, record companies, radio DJs,  venues,managers, agents, etc.  It started in Malibu, in 1989, when about 100 of us gathered to attempt to start an organization to  support our community.  In the last 30 years it has grown,  becomeing a major force for promoting this music and the people who are dedicated to making it happen around the world.  It is  a big family reunion, and last year…there were 3500 showcases by artists!!…3500 chances to see  and hear the heartbeat of this community……amazing!!  I will have a booth there this year, #706…come find me if you are there.

Here is a photo from the prestigious 30A Singer/Songwriter Festival that happen every January in FL.  3 of our artists were performing this year: Joe Crookston, Amilia K Spicer and John Gorka.  Thanks of Russell Carter, who arranges this festival…for taking this shot and sending it along.

John Gorka’s New Album

John Gorka’s new album “True in Time” is out now!

Michael Johnson (August 8, 1944 – July 25, 2017)

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Michael Johnson.  Michael was  artistically brilliant: not only a world class guitarist, singer and arranger, his shows were full of life, joy and humor.  Even before his first hit, Bluer Than Blue in 1979, ( the first of his 9 top 10 hits), his place in the singer/songwriter hall of fame was assured: he helped define what it meant to BE a contemporary singer/songwriter…even before that term was coined.  His seminal album, There Is A Breeze, was, and continues to be, a touchstone in many, many people’s lives.

But beyond all that, it was Michael as a person that made him so special.  Warm, generous, encouraging, humble…the list goes.  The outpouring of love for this man has been overwhelming, and it a measure and legacy of the man, his life  and his art, that he touched so many so profoundly. Michael was a light, and will be sorely missed and well remembered.

Interview with Don White

Here is a recent interview with Don you might enjoy!! 


Focus:John Gorka 1/1/2016

In 1987 Red House Records released John Gorka’s first full length recording, entitled “ I Know”. It hailed the arrival of a major talent, Not long after, Rolling Stone called John “ the leading voice of the New- Folk Movement”.
John’s career has continued to grow and expand over the next nearly 3 decades, with new songs and recordings that have consistently received rave reviews. His live performances exhibit the hand of the master craftsman he has become, both moving and hilarious, with audience requesting countless of John’s original songs: songs that have become part of their lives, and standards in the folk cannon.

I’m sure most of you are familiar with John, but for those of you who are not, please check our our page at

John Gorka

I’m writing to let everyone know a couple of things.

1. I am working on Summer 2016 dates, all the way up to, and including, Summer 2017…and even beyond. As many of you know, John has always prioritized time with his family, and getting a concert with him is not always easy, or possible: he does a limited number of weekends of touring each year. He does like to play new places, and tries to get back to markets where he is popular in a timely way. Please let me know if you’d like to schedule something with him in the next 18 months, and I will do my best to find a date for you. Summer 2016 has some open weekends. Fall 2016 is getting pretty spoken for, but 2017 is still pretty open.

2. I started this out talking about John’s first recording. What most people don’t know is that he recorded another version of I” Know”, before he recorded the one that was released by Red House. That older version has sat packed away until a few years ago when John had it transferred from the original tapes and had a chance to listen to it again. He found that he really enjoyed it, and, with the advances in recording technology, he could fix the small things that had bugged him about it initially. Now that it is up to snuff, John wants to get it out into the world! Red House Records is getting set to release it, with a tentative street date of April 2016. I, for one, can’t wait to hear those classic songs, done with different arrangements by the man who wrote them; and recorded when John was just beginning his career.

Thank you all for doing what you do to keep the arts alive in your communities; it really is a pleasure and an honor to be able to work with you. Looking ahead to 2016, may it be a great year for all of us!

Christine Lavin/Don White – A Residency in NYC

Aug. 26, 2015

This is pretty unprecedented, but again…this is Christine Lavin, and unprecedented things are always happening around her!  Christine and Don will bring their hilarious and touching  show, “On the Funny Side of the Street”, to the Big Apple next month, performing  for 5 weeks at the legendary Don’t Tell Mama, 343 W 46th St, http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/home

They will be there for 5 weeks; every Wednesday in Sept.

Christine Lavin hosting on WFUV this Sunday!!

Aug. 3, 2015…….Christine is an award winning visionary,  dynamo, force of nature singer/songwriter performance artist who has championed more artists over the years than can be counted!  When she puts together a radio show, it is an event: diverse musically, informative, …interesting…intriguing….if you get the chance to listen….you should…it is what The Arts are all about!!…  Here is the official press release.

On Sunday August 9 from 8-11 AM Christine Lavin guest-hosts “City Folk Sunday Breakfast” for a vacationing John Platt, where she is planning to devote the first hour of the show to the late Sid Bernstein, the man who brought The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Herman’s Hermits, The Moody Blues, and many other British groups to America.  Sid died two years ago, August 12th was his birthday (he would have been 97 if still with us).

Christine also plans to play new unreleased music by Claudia Schmidt and Don White, brand new work from David Goldman, Connor Garvey, and Sally Fingerett — who will also read an excerpt from her brand new book, MENTAL YENTL.
Plus lots more surprises.
The show will be live on terrestrial radio, 90.7 FM in NYC, and wfuv.org streamed live from 8-11 AM Eastern, then archived for two weeks starting Monday the 10th of August at wfuv.org.
WFUV is the radio station of Fordham University, New York’s only Jesuit University.

Folk Alliance 2014

Here if the schedule for myself and the TAM artists at the Folk Alliance conference  this week in Kansas City.  If you are not familiar with Folk Alliance, you can check it out a
WWW.Folk.org   It is pretty  amazing.  🙂
I know many of you cannot make it…and you will be missed!  This is really like a great family reunion.  I  really look forward to seeing all of you that I can; be sure to say hello!

And, if you are planning on attending, I hope you get a chance to see our artists, and attend the workshops/panels.  All will be great and informative, I am especially excited about Christine Lavin’s video  workshops, and Don White’s Learning to Use Comedy: both amazing opportunities to learn from  two of the most exceptional artists in our field.

6:15….During the Lifetime Achievement Awards presentation, Brother Sun will be performing…in celebration of their #1 song and #1 CD for 2013 on Folk-DJ!

Indy showcases
Brother Sun
11:30 PM Room 651

12:30 PM  Washington Park 1
John Gorka and I take part in the Red House Records: 30 Years of Making Music panel!  Seems like yesterday that Bob Feldman launched what has become one of the most respected labels in our world.

2 PM Shawnee
I will be moderating the panel Performance 101: What I Have Learned Over the Years 🙂  Great group of panelists with me!

4 PM  Waterfall Stage    A Salute to Pete Seeger…John Gorka,  Don White & Christine Lavin, Joe Jencks of Brother Sun will be taking part in this star studded tribute to  Pete!

Official Showcases
Red House Showcase  The Liberty Room

6 PM Michael Johnson
8 PM John Gorka

7:30- Brother Sun  Washington Park Place 3

Indy Showcases
Midnight..Room 651- Christine Lavin & Don White

11 AM..Don White Workshop:  Using Humor Between Songs….Roanoke

NOT TO BE MISSED!!!**  Don is a master  of comedy, performance skills, and how you can learn to incorporate them into your performance!  A rare opportunity to learn and talk to one of the best!

12:45- 1:30  Christine Lavin: Creating Your own Videos for Youtube or Vimeo    Penn Valley

Video is THE medium, and Christine is offering one on one sessions to show you how to do it.

1:30 PM – 5:00 PM  Christine Lavin , Penn Valley… Concertwindow Laptop Concert — perform LIVE for an audience logged in from all over the world. Sign up with Christine to be in the show!

2:15  PM   I will be leading a panel on The Arts Market: What You Need To Know and Why  Washington Park Place 3

9:00. Don White & Christine Lavin  ..official showcase…  Liberty

Indy Showcases
Brother Sun..Midnight..Room 640
1:30 AM…Room 703


12:30 – 4:00 PM Concertwindow Laptop Concert — perform LIVE for an audience logged in from all over the world.  Sign up with Christine to be in the show.

Indy Showcases
Brother Sun  Midnight…Room 640
1:30 AM…Room 603

Tamulevich Artist Management 2014

John Gorka & Michael Johnson at The Ark in Ann Arbor, MI

John Gorka & Michael Johnson at The Ark in Ann Arbor, MI

Season’s greetings!

We wanted to wish you all the best in this season where we celebrate the light, even as the days grow shorter…and colder. 🙂  But, at least the daylight will start its long road back next week.  May you all have wonderful holidays, however you celebrate them!

We are so proud to be representing these artists. They are people with integrity and vision, who are making a difference in the world…like you are.  We feel that  making a difference is OUR mission as well.  If you have the opportunity to look over the roster we know you will be impressed, moved and inspired.  And if you’d like to discuss a date, or just want to brainstorm an idea, we are always up for that!

All the best!    David Tamulevich

Brother Sun…New to the roster this Fall…a singing/songwriting/on stage  powerhouse of a trio

Joe Crookston..working on a highly anticipated new CD, which will be out in February

John Gorka…a great new DVD that captures John live in concert at Tales From the Tavern in CA, and, a new CD on the way in early March

Michael Johnson  a new CD in the works, scheduled to be released Fall 2014

Rev. Robert B Jones  the newest artist  to come on board at TAM.  Award winning storyteller/singersongwriter/blues artist/educator

Mustard’s Retreat..wrapping up their 40th year of doing music together, and touring is support of their new CD, A Good Place To Be

the olllam  their first US tour in late Summer 2013 was a great success, with audiences on their feet multiple times during their shows!  A new CD, film coming in 2014…and a late August/Sept. tour

Peter Yarrow…what ISN”T Peter doing??  A new CD..including a song with the Dalai Lama, his Concert for  Newtown airing on PBS nationally

The Yellow Room Gang..now celebrating their 10th year of songwriting/performing together.  A new CD is in the works

December 2013

Tamulevich Artist Management has entered its 3rd year! We want to wish you well in this holiday season, and give you an update on the amazing artists we represent! We hope you will take the time to look, listen, discover them. We are extremely proud to represent such fine and talented individuals – artists that are making a difference in the world.

BROTHER SUN joined the roster in September. Three veteran and highly respected songwriters/performers, they are one of the “buzz” artists out there.

Another “buzz” artist is JOE CROOKSTON. Joe is finishing up his highly anticipated new CD, which is scheduled to be out by March.

Speaking of anticipated CDs, JOHN GORKA has just completed his newest recording, which will be out in February. In addition, a new DVD of his concert earlier this year at Tales From the Tavern has just come out.

MICHAEL JOHNSON is just back from a successful the Phillippines…and headed back again in February! A new recording is in the works: he is looking at a Fall 2014 release.

REV. ROBERT B JONES is the newest addition to the roster. A blues educator, performer, storyteller based in Detroit, Robert has an impressive resume’, and an even more impressive show.

MUSTARD’S RETREAT is touring behind their new CD ” A Good Place To Be”, and celebrating the 40th year of doing music together!

the olllam They have only toured the US once; a short tour last September, but audiences were blown away by their virtuosity and their live show. A new video and CD are in the works.

RED HORSE is taking a bit of a break, as the 3 artists focus on their own projects…but do ask if you are interested.

PETER YARROW A new CD, with a song written with the Dali Lama! Peter continues his almost
non-stop touring,lecturing, fund-raising efforts round the world.

THE YELLOW ROOM GANG is working away on a new CD: their 4th, set to be released next Fall to celebrate their 10th anniversary!