News & Updates

Hi there.... there's always a lot going on here, and I invite you to join me on my journey. I'll try to keep you up to date on my excursions, and make sure to check back for new videos, pictures, music and stories. Also, don't forget to 'Contact' me or 'Subscribe' so we can keep in touch. 

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Welcome to the new and improved Website

I know the is a bit of a work in progress, but take a moment to look around. There are going to be a lot of updates, new music, videos and even an instructional series. Please feel free to reach out and contact me and I'll make sure to keep you up to date on the most recent goings on :-)


Tariqh Akoni plays 4th of July show with Kenny Loggins

As always, had an amazing time playing with Kenny and the great Rick Cowling for CNN's 4th of July Celebration. I grew up listening to Kenny and I feel super fortunate to call him a friend.


Livestream Concert During Quarantine

I feel so fortunate to continue to work during this crazy time. This was a livestream/performance with my good buddy Josh Groban and my brother Mark Stephens. We were VERY careful and made sure to wear masks and stay 6 - 8 feet apart during the show.


Banjo in the Roadweary Room

During this quarantine I've been hard at work in my studio. There are typically guitars and amplifiers EVERYWHERE, but today is ALL ABOUT THE BANJO...... I LOVE IT......


Josh Groban Livestreams

This years has been absolutely crazy, but we have had some wonderful moments performing for the fans. At this point, we've done Four (4) Livestreams for Josh Groban including The first inaugural, the Broadway show, The Harmony Show and we just completed the 'Noel' Christmas Show. As we head into the New Year, I look forward to sharing more performances and video with all of you. Look for a little message coming soon and the launch of some Video and audio content. Take care and stay safe.


Happy New Year 

So very excited for this New Year and hoping everyone is happy and healthy out there. 

I'm already off to the races writing Music for Media and trying to find time to start a video series (stay tuned). In addition, I'm mentoring a student for the USC Popular Music Department and .... (drum roll please) I have some VERY exciting news that I'll hopefully be able to announce in the very near future. 

In the meantime, stay healthy and stay positive and I promise I'll have some stuff for all of you guys VERY soon