Over the past couple of years, Ned was selected as 'Most Wanted' in the Falcon Ridge Folk Fest New Artist Showcase, and a finalist in the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, The Minnesota Folk Fest NewSong Competition, and the RoseGarden Emerging Artist Competition. 'In The Park', a song from Ned's latest album, 'Bloodties' recently won First Prize in the Singer/Songwriter category of the International Songwriting Competition. So, the new album: 'Bloodties.' Mostly acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, drums, strings. Great musicians playing beautifully. It's a theme album. Simply, it's about Grace.