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

Mustard’s Retreat at Rolling Hills Radio

How nice!!!!  Libby & I just had an amazing time last Monday night when we appeared on Rolling Hills Radio in Jamestown NY: what a fine show, venue, audience…community!  There is really something special going on here, and it was so nice to be part of it!  The entire show will be up on a podcast…soon….and then the full video will be posted a little while after that.  For now, here is a performance of our song Root & Rain.

Wisdom of the “Daves”

“This past October, at the Folk Alliance Midwest Conference, I was honored to be part of this presentation, ” the Wisdom of the Daves”. Dave Humphries, David Barrett and Dave Siglin and me, hosted by Matt Watroba, (and put together by Annie Capps…thank you!). All the Dave’s have been part of this community for many years, and have made some really significant contributions. I urge you to listen to the entire presentation: it is an eye opening and fun education. And if you have limited time, my segment starts at 49:30…

Amilia’s New Video

A big CONGRATULATIONS to Amilia K Spicer on the release of, and the reception for, her new video Harlan.

A new review of Harlan is now available on Skope Music Magazine here: https://skopemag.com/2018/09/07/amilia-k-spicer-drops-new-single-harlan

Stephen Wade’s American Roots Program

Stephen Wade, on top of being a performer/musician/ raconteur /historian of American music extraordinaire…ALSO runs one of the most well respected Summer music camps in the country: the American Roots Music Program in Colorado. You could find many worse things to do than spend some time in the Colorado Mountains playing/singing with some incredibly fine people and instructors. Here is a link..please check it out!


Local Spins Interviews David

David attended the recent Folk Alliance Region Midwest conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan where west Michigan’s premiere media outlet for all things music-related interviewed David for their RSVP Podcast. You can listen at the link below.


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!