Gary Lee Phillips - Neal Brown - Gary Plazyk


We are ThingamaJig:

Neal Brown:  acoustic guitars, vocals

Gary Lee Phillips:  concert flute, alto flute, Irish bouzouki, tenor banjo, ukuleles, vocals

Gary Plazyk:  hammered dulcimer, Anglo concertinas, hurdy gurdy, didgeridoo, jaw harp, exotic percussion, vocals


We play a variety of music, including American and Celtic, traditional Folk, and classic Jazz.  Our performances are generally in the area of northern Illinois around Woodstock in McHenry County.


View our  2022 schedule  and please check back here soon – we are presently confirming dates for a number of performances; please remember to click on “Reload” or “Refresh” on your web browser to get the current listing. 



If you would like to see where we have performed the last few years, visit our past schedules:

2021 schedule

2020 schedule

2019 schedule

2018 schedule

2017 schedule


For more information, please contact Gary Plazyk at (815) 568-7282 or via e-mail at .


Wish to recommend a venue?  Let us know! .




Links to other northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin musical friends you might also enjoy:


Kishwaukee Ramblers -


Big Fish -


Northwest Highway -


Tricia Alexander -



Woodstock Folk Festival -




This page was last updated on February 26, 2022 by Gary Plazyk.