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A55
01/01/1997

1996 entry montage of best clips from 1989 to 1996 and 1997 entry montage from previous year

702
12/11/2019
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Still Kickin’ – singer-songwriter-guitarist Brian McArtle and his heavenly harmonist wife, Nannette, return this time with their friend, Ray Sikora (dobro, bass)

701
12/11/2019
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Over the years as Program Director of 90.5 the Night, I’ve had countless musicians play live in the studio during my show. No one has ever impressed me as much…The combination of his songwriting, voice, and overall vibe is rare… has what it takes to make it. –Rich Robinson, Program Director WBJB 90.5; officially began his career as a singer/songwriter in 2014 in Asbury Park, NJ under the apprenticeship of blues guitar legend Billy Hector & developed a local following around the Jersey Shore.

700
11/04/2019
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Bernie Drury – in 1976 spent nearly a year busking through France and Italy playing at outdoor cafes, the Paris metro, night clubs and colleges but the best thing that came from that trip was that I met my wife. began on CSN&Y, Eagles, Creedence, James Taylor and so many more but I have always been a lyrics guy. My song writing spans most genres from the blues, to coun-try, rock and some jazz influenced tunes but regardless of the style, the story is the most im-portant piece.

699
11/04/2019
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Billy Hector's Acoustic Armada

recipient of The Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award 2003 as well as two 2002 Asbury Park Music Awards for “Best Guitarist” and “Best Blues Band” (The Billy Hector Band trio) has been twice featured at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Hector’s Acoustic Armada. plays a wide range of American Roots music from originals to blues and bluegrass. With the skeleton crew, Billy will be peforming acoustic guitar and vocals w/ Suzan Lastovica on vocals & Wilbo Wright on standup bass

698
10/24/2019
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Singer-songwriter born in France to a Czech mother and an Italian father. While training as a classical pianist she discovered Anglophone singer-songwriters such as Sinead O’Connor, Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, Damien Rice and Ani Difranco. She went on to study Anglo-Saxon literature in France and England and is now an active member of the Parisian Anglophone spoken word scene. She is also keyboard player in rock-funk sextet Jadallys, as well as a piano teacher and a professional translator.

697
10/24/2019
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Butter Queen Sister is a trio formed in 2014 with a folk-rich, Americana sound. Lead singer/songwriter, Rebecca Lang Fiorentino delivers original and memorable songs that feature simple, heartfelt lyrics on life and love, which at times capture a classic folk sensibility. When not anchoring songs with her guitar, Rebecca picks up her violin and provides another emotional voice to the arrangement. Joining Rebecca are Mike McLane on upright bass and Harry Gambrill on dobro, banjo, mandolin and harm

696
10/05/2019
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is the voice of his generation, addressing issues of injustice and inhumanity, laying bare the absurdities of modern culture and celebrating the tenderest bonds of family, friends and community. . He has performed thousands of concerts around the world in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, Scandinavia, France, Italy, Belgium, Holland, England, Scotland, Ireland and Canada. Tom received a 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy during the 51st Annual GRAMMY® Awards

695
08/27/2019
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With every word this NJ-based singer-songwriter’s passion shines through. With her roots-inspired sound, she has independently released multiple albums, EPs, and singles over the years, and is soon to release her new set of songs. The I’m Not That Girl EP. O’Neil’s storytelling comes from a sincere place, working as an adolescent intervention specialist brings a real-world perspective to her lyrics. Smooth and charming, Americana/Folk-Pop O’Neil puts her whole self into her writing and performances.

694
06/08/2019
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As a teenager in Canada, Andrew Roblin supported himself by playing “Dueling Banjos” while standing on his head. Andrew moved to Nashville in 1979 to improve his technique. But he got the bum’s rush out of Music City in 1988 after publishing a magazine article titled “Who Called Country Music?” Andrew then moved to Pennsylvania, where he played thousands of shows. He sings and plays banjo, mandolin, ukulele, guitar, jaw harp, hammered dulcimer and other instruments, is now a semi-retired bohemian…

693
06/08/2019
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A favorite on the NJ folk scene, Andrew has been repeatedly featured on the legendary stages of The Folk Project and Godfrey Daniels. He has opened for folk icon, Judy Collins. In 2018, Andrew was a finalist in the prestigious Kerrville Grassy Hill Songwriter’s Competition and also a finalist in the Great American Song Contest. His songs have been called “rare…with a gravity akin to James Taylor.”

692
04/18/2019
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started playing guitar when she was four years old. At thirteen, she was immersed in the world of folk music, via the San Diego Folk Festival. She has tried to get a whole band onto her solo instrument from the beginning. This gives her music an interesting complexity, especially when applied to the ukulele.Rags, blues and tunes of the early 20th century are her specialty, even as she writes new music to add to the tradition; also has fashion sense that would make Minnie Pearl smile.

691
04/18/2019
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started playing guitar when she was four years old. At thirteen, she was immersed in the world of folk music, via the San Diego Folk Festival. She has tried to get a whole band onto her solo instrument from the beginning. This gives her music an interesting complexity, especially when applied to the ukulele.Rags, blues and tunes of the early 20th century are her specialty, even as she writes new music to add to the tradition; also has fashion sense that would make Minnie Pearl smile.

689
03/09/2019
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20 years ago, 5 guys got together to form a Thursday night club, for something close to their hearts. The idea was to play the old tunes, the classic and traditional bluegrass music of Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, and the Stanley Brothers…tunes that many “bluegrass musicians” seem to have forgotten, the name spun out from the title of Bill Monroe’s “The First Whippoorwill”. The band has discovered that many folks truly appreciate the old tunes, and for many young listeners, the classic sound is a whole new

688
08/27/2019
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singer-songwriter from the rocky coast of Maine, she has traveled all over North America to share her music and teach at congregations, homes, concert venues and conferences. Her music has been included in numerous publications and is used in worship in many communities. Sue’s 3 Jewish CDs have their roots in liturgy, values, and Torah; Her recent folk CD draws influence from the singer-songwriter and American folk traditions. partnership w/EJ Cohen, considered the premier ASL interpreter of Jewish music

687
02/04/2019
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truly a unique act, both the aesthetic and sonic details of the “One Man Band” concept, performing in a Reggae/Hip Hop/Jazz style, he uses his feet to hit the drums as well as an array of fully intuitive pedal boards complete with: loopers, bass splits, synthesizer sounds, etc. He records the rhythm section (guitar and bass) on the spot, and layers over it with drums, solos, fills, etc. all while singing, rapping, or talk boxing, and soloing on his guitar simultaneously..http://mikeoregano.com/

686
01/22/2019
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Kris Lamb and Roma Blanchet on wooden flutes, recorders and Irish whistles and Anthony Campanella on guitar.performing intimate, acoustic music that spans from the 17th century to today. Anthony studied Classical guitar in New York and Maryland with performances at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, The Mint Museum and numerous Historical Societies, Churchs, and Cafes. He has been building guitars since 1997 and is performing today on one of his latest

685
01/22/2019
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the collaboration of singer-songwriters Regina Goldy and Tim Coyle. The northwest New Jersey-based duo has been performing together since 2016. Their repertoire incorporates each writer’s original music, and adaptations of favorite songs from their childhood roots to modern pop. The original music they are creating together combines melodies that sneak inside your brain, with richly textured instrumental and vocal harmonies that carry you from the front porch to the beach to the symphony hall.

684
12/15/2018
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(w/Gary Hagen on guitar & vocal, Linda Lambiase on djembe & vocal and Teri Avella on bass) “heart driven, soul filling, Folk Americana.” Her rich alto voice and strong songwriting skills have led her to win many awards, including a JAM Awards’ (Jersey Acoustic MusicAwards) “Top Female Songwriter of the Year,” JAM nomination for “Album of the Year,” winner of the NJ Folk Festival Songwriter Competition and 2 time designation as a CT Folk Festival finalist.

683
12/15/2018
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with Todd Dennison, Guitar, and Craig Limey on upright bass; singer/songwriter from the Philadelphia area. “…has a natural gift for communicating feeling in music- a deceptively simple style that allows for a powerful emotional honesty.” “A fresh new voice in the folk world,” (Jackie Morris, Folk Works, 2013). Annie performs original and cover songs in the genres of Folk, Gospel, and Blues.

682
12/02/2018
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young singer-songwriter who channels the songwriters who, at his age, formed the backbone of the socially conscious Folk movement of the early 60’s. From Woody Guthrie to Bob Dylan to Phil Ochs, he convincingly delivers the classic songs with the freshness and fervor of those early pioneers of the movement, along with compositions of his own as well.

681
12/02/2018
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with soulfully sweet vocals and richly crafted tales, this Philadelphia-area native brings a unique twist to indie pop/folk. She has been a featured act at festivals including Singer-Songwriter Cape May, the Jersey Shore Music Festival and others. Her rhythmic, melodic songs weave themes of loves lost and found, and a range of hopes and wishes, with references to superheroes, angels, gardening, Christmas and more threaded in between.

680
10/30/2018
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Singer/Songwriter born and raised in the Philadelphia area. Inspired by Sting, Peter Gabriel, and James Taylor, he’s been playing the guitar and writing music since he was 8 years old. Strong vocals and Fingerstyle Guitar are central to the architecture of his songwriting. “The most profound thing I have learned from songwriting and performing is the importance of authenticity. Real music with heart and soul isn’t about gimmicks and effects.”

679
10/18/2018
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very unique & entertaining young singer–songwriter piano man “…packs a ton of emotion and pathos into his lyrics without being overwrought. He’s clearly a very deep thinker with a flair for articulate expression. His vocal instrument is the perfect conveyor … beautiful tone and phrasing, and an ability to communicate with his music that we don’t see very often. Keep an eye on that artist.”— LeAnn Zotta, Executive Vice-President, SongDoor International Songwriting Competition

678
10/18/2018
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Todd Evans, Terri Hall & Christine Kellar stir up a gravel-silk-and-honey vocal blend, add strings and wings, and you’ve got He-Bird, She-Bird. This harmony-driven Americana trio from Long Island, NY brings a rich and heartfelt sound to their stand-out original songs and spirited cover interpretations.

677
09/24/2018
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lovable nut,composer and musician from the Northeast, spent time in a handful of bands, crafted incidental music for several independent films, and contributed backing vocals and instrumentation to multifarious albums and shows. The past 6-or-so years have seen him pursuing solo ventures and taking on the role of producer for several recording projects. He has worked with a fascinating cast of characters, including: Shelly Yakus (known for engineering records for Warren Zevon, Raspberries and John Lennon).

676
09/24/2018
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New Jersey-based singer songwriter, middle school science teacher and animal lover. Some of her current projects include singing in the acoustic duo, Kim & Dave, the cover pop group, Brandywine Road, and in class with Weekly Recap songs every Friday. She writes songs inspired by her observations of the world and how she fits (or doesn’t fit) in it. Her debut EP, “Somebody Else” draws upon finding herself in other people’s stories.

675
08/26/2018
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award-winning songwriter and performer. Originally from Green Bay, WI, Vox has lived in France, England, Nashville, Baltimore, and now resides in Costa Mesa, CA. Vox is an ‘ukulele-toting award-winning songwriter and performer. With a passion for songwriting since she was 10, (first on keyboard, then on guitar), she studied at the Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) and in 2003, she took up the ukulele as her main accompaniment.

674
08/01/2018
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truly a unique act, both the aesthetic and sonic details of the “One Man Band” concept, performing in a Reggae/Hip Hop/Jazz style, he uses his feet to hit the drums as well as an array of fully intuitive pedal boards complete with: loopers, bass splits, synthesizer sounds, etc. He records the rhythm section (guitar and bass) on the spot, and layers over it with drums, solos, fills, etc. all while singing, rapping, or talk boxing, and soloing on his guitar simultaneously.

673
08/01/2018
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has been traveling around the USA performing classic country and folk music wherever he stops, as a solo acoustic artist. With his newly released album, Reason To Believe, Cameron takes his songwriting to a whole new level as each one of the ten songs on the album all have a tangible personal touch. Since releasing his debut CD My Guitar And Me in 2011 it has gone on to sell well over 1,000 units and have radio play in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

672
07/28/2018
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(First taping with our new set-up) banjo, guitar & vocals; Host: Sandie Reilly (guitar); twice NJ Old-Style Banjo champion plays a banjo tune in his award-winning neo-classic style, a cowboy poet song & an original with help from Sandie

671
07/13/2017

Todd Evans, Terri Hall & Christine Kellar stir up a gravel-silk-and-honey vocal blend, add strings and wings, and you’ve got He-Bird, She-Bird. This harmony-driven Americana trio from Long Island, NY brings a rich and heartfelt sound to their stand-out original songs and spirited cover interpretations.

670
06/15/2017

with Miss Jade; unique combination of Americana, Blues, Western Swing and New Orleans flavors, music that has lit up festival stages from Pennsylvania to Kentucky and Ohio, and venues from Chicago to Lexington, Philadelphia to Kansas City… eclectic blend of original acoustic music, along with interpretations of traditional selections

669
06/15/2017

Full of wonderful spirit, creativity, and heart, Fendrick & Peck’s neo-traditionalist folk music is a brave concoction of mature lyrics with delicate melodies, exquisite harmonies, and a dash of old school. “Talent by soul mates,” said one audience member. With a constantly evolving performance experience, filled with old poems that stir the heart, evocative songs played on aged acoustic instruments, and charming stories, an evening with them is food for the soul.

668
05/11/2017

“…naturally sweet and pleasingly plaintive vocals shine against a mixture of country, folk, and rock creating a magnificent collection of Americana.” –No Depression Magazine. She has been honored in such prestigious songwriting contests as Kerrville New Folk, Telluride Troubadour, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Wildflower! Festival, and the International Songwriting Competition

667
05/11/2017

original band with American roots; the members have performed together for over 35 years

666
04/20/2017

world renowned traditional folk singer & entertainer with musical roots in Ireland & America; based in NYC, has shared the stage with many legends of traditional folk music,performing with multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Donahue (toured for 5 years with The Chieftains) and fiddler Patrick Mangan (just back in NY from a world tour with Riverdance) .

665
04/20/2017

eclectic mix of country, bluegrass, western swing, rockabilly, blues, traditional jazz, dixieland, old-time music, folk, roots music, Gullah-Geechee influenced 20s/30s jazz, music of New Orleans, originals and world music; Nick Russo (band leader, banjo, resonator, guitar), Betina Hershey (vocals, guitar), David Pleasant (percussion), Miles Griffith (vocals, percussion)

664
03/16/2017

passionate and diversely dynamic songwriting team whose sound, driven by melody and emotion, ranges from progressive electric blues-rock to folk-pop/world-beat with a message, and manifested by powerful vocal harmonies, accompanied by cutting rhythm and solo guitar.

663
03/16/2017

award-winning pianist, multi-genre singer/songwriter, arranger, bandleader, and performer. From New Orleans-style jazz and blues to rousing Americana and poignant folk narratives, Heather’s memorable live performances feature her virtuosity on piano, her bell-tone vocals, and her commanding yet playful stage presence while wielding a tenor banjo, melodica, or acoustic guitar. She performs both solo and with her acoustic trio, featuring Davy Sturtevant on strings/cornet and Shawn Nadeau on upright bass.

662
02/22/2017

In 2016, at the release party for her first EP “Mama Told You…”, Helen O’Shea put together a 10 piece band to perform her original songs, merging existing rock & bluegrass bands to achieve her unique “AmeriCeltiCana” sound. A smaller version of that band went on to become “The Shanakee Project” – the name derived from the Gaelic word “seanachai” meaning “storyteller”, featuring Garry Pearsall, Drew Turock, John Mazzeo & David Ross.

661
02/22/2017

Fusion Folk music singer songwriter born and raised in New Jersey in a town call North Bergen. He is strongly influenced by Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Bruce Springsteen. He studying songwriting at Paul Simon’s Guitar study work shop in New York city. He has a new CD called An introduction to Vito Natale and you can hear his music on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Grove and much more

660
01/27/2017

a Rennaisance man in the performing arts world… He has for the past 15 years, blended his love for songwriting, travel, and the storytelling of acting (theatre, film and television). His most recent recording, THE TURNING POINT, produced the #1 song on Folk radio in 2014– KING OF THE FOLKSINGERS. It was a particularly gratifying honor given the song is a tribute to Tim’s friend and musical icon, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott.

659
12/08/2016

founded by George Kapitanellis “The Greek” in 1998, since then they have performed on stages through the eastern seaboard, UK & California, incorporating many styles of music into songs: Rock and Roll, Blues, Country & Western/Honky Tonk, Bluegrass, Traditional Folk/Mountain Music as well as some Reggae and Old School Pop. The current band line up: Scott Lauro vocals and guitar, Eddie Rainey vocals, guitar, dobro, mandolin, steel and George Kapitanellis on Bass and arrangements

658
12/08/2016

Ennis born singer with a fascinating treatment of very traditional songs in the Irish language. She has essentially kept the lyrics and style of singing in tact with a beautiful voice and her own interpretation, but the packaging and accompaniment she has chosen is unexpected. It is rich and truly jazz.

657
11/01/2016

harpist & singer,Dublin born, she is two-time winner of the O’Carolan International Harp & Voice Competition at Keadue, Ireland and winner of the All Ireland Harp Competition at Granard, Ireland. Other awards include first place in both Gaelic singing and Harp instrumental at the Annual Irish Festival of New York, USA.

656
11/01/2016

originally from Chicago, he has lived in Asheville for 21 years. His first ensemble, the Oberlin Big Bang Theory, was the testing ground for his brand of recyclable, homemade instruments, and neo-tribal hootenanny-ism; Billy honed his songwriting and singing skills in the duo The Billys in the ’90s, and subsequently has performed both solo and with The Billy Jonas Band.

655
10/18/2016

though they usually include an eclectic mix of cover tunes, acoustic classic rock, blues, rockin’ country, etc. in their sets, this show features great originals by Steve Kunzman with smooth vocal harmonies, clean mandolin fills, expertly played shaker egg percussion and cool-sounding acoustic bass uke

654
10/18/2016
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renowned singer, interpreter, and teacher of traditional and traditionally-based Balkan music. Nurtured through years of mentorship by some of the greatest living Balkan musicians, Eva has devoted her life to the longevity and evolution of East European musical traditions. Eva’s rich, supple voice moves effortlessly through the intricate and demanding expression inherent in Romani songs, intertwining vintage pop sounds with her singular interpretations.

653
09/26/2016

the remarkable talents of 5 young musicians giving a fresh and vibrant sound to traditional Welsh music. They breathe new life into the old traditions through their sparkling melodies, foot tapping tunes and spirited performances of Welsh step dancing. They blast their way through some of the old favourite reels, jigs and hornpipes with fast paced and uplifting arrangements before melting into some of the most beautiful and haunting songs.

652
09/29/2016

Roy has the goods: the original, the bare-knuckle, the low-down . . . blues. Who can say they were friends with the Rev. Gary Davis and Pink Anderson? And toured with Arthur Big Boy Crudup, Hot Tuna & Bonnie Raitt ? Roy can. He has the stories, the licks, and the mystery of timeless music in his fingers.

651
09/08/2016

Tucked away in a town so tiny it isn’t found on most maps, the singer-songwriter can be found sitting on the stone steps of her 200 year old home stitching together the latest melody from the fabric of her mind. That is on the rare occasion she is home. For the past few years, she has been tirelessly trekking down the open road playing venues of all shapes and sizes stopping listeners dead in their tracks with a voice that cuts to the bone and songs that pull on the heart strings.

650
09/08/2016

known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. Each year he plays more than 100 shows around the world. Claude has played countless venues, including Glastonbury Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, Colne Great British & Blues Festival, Rock O’Z Arene, Avenches, Switzerland, among others

649
08/18/2016
Bob Andrews Trio

AKA Two Smart Guys and Bob consists of Bob Andrews on guitar and vocals, Peter Hagan, bass and vocals, and Dave Sherman lead guitar and vocals. The group features the original songs of Bob Andrews on a variety of subjects from humorous to poignant and all points in between.

648
08/18/2016

Raised in Charlottesville, VA, and Wilmington, DE, he has played from Maine to Florida with a stint in Nashville. He’s also pursued his career writing about music for magazines like Entertainment Weekly and Performing Songwriter. Now he has released his debut album, Unbreakable Heart, an incisive, witty collection about love, dreams, expectations, the working life—and the Three Stooges—that brings together eclectic Americana styles and the wry pop wit of Randy Newman.

647
07/20/2016

best known worldwide as a harpist, having toured and taught for over 20 years. Her music career began, however, as a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, dulcimer, banjo, bodhran; founded The Folk Project in 1971, toured w/ Frostwater in 70s. Taking up the harp in 1981, she toured for 10 years in duet and another 10 as a soloist. She has recorded over a dozen harp albums and is a respected author of numerous music-related books & instructional DVDs.

646
07/20/2016

has been writing songs for over forty years, but only started bringing them out to audiences in 2001. He quickly made a name for himself in the Long Island, New York music scene, has since recorded two CDs of his original tunes, and is now performing often, as a solo act and also with his band. Ralph says: “I love Hanks’s songs!”

645
06/08/2016

Reggie is an accomplished writer and singer whose vast knowledge of the songs of human & civil rights has made him one of the top song-leaders in the tradition. Pat burst on the acoustic music scene as an innovative slide guitarist known for fresh interpretations of trad. & contemp. songs, acclaimed singer-songwriter and a sought-after collaborator. For these veteran musicians and friends, their artistry & skill is heightened by years of collaboration and trust.

644
06/08/2016

brings heart and spirit into her songwriting, soft and sweet one minute, with punching guitar rhythms and vocals the next. Her folk-rock style hints of influences such as Melissa Ferrick and the Indigo Girls, yet with a distinctive sound all her own. From her pop-punk roots of the early 90’s when she started to play music, she has since picked up an acoustic guitar and softened her approach, but without losing the flavors of all the genres she has loved along the way.

643
05/18/2016

this band serves up high-proof Roots music with verve, humor and aplomb. Sweet harmonies, rollicking rhythms and an electric stage presence combine to sing songs of drinking, cheating, lying, stealing, shucking, jiving, killing, dying… and the occasional haunting. Their specialties include rip-roaring original music and an ever-evolving set of music relating to Prohibition, presented with historical anecdotes. Come have a sip and have a listen!

642
05/18/2016

“Don’t miss Katherine’s silky voice and beautiful guitar. Be warned, she will mesmerize you.” Princeton Folk Music Society; a broad range of folk influences ~ from Jean Ritchie and Mary Travers to Patty Griffin and Lucinda Williams. Katherine’s got a style all her own, with a honey-warm voice evoking Mary’s depth and power and Lucinda’s heart-tugging soul.

641
04/06/2016

is on a quest to bring dulcimers into widespread public awareness. In the process, has gained a reputation as one of the most innovative mountain dulcimer players around, and his music has been heard in over 190 countries. His repertoire ranges from rock to opera, and from bossa nova to bluegrass, along with folk music and originals. He also plays guitar, banjo, and hammered dulcimer, and is chair of the Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival in Connecticut.

640
04/06/2016

“This sonorous singer-drummer (& pianist) rips through contemporary blues numbers with sheer ferocity, and her stages are only expanding; she recently opened tours for Lady Gaga and Scissor Sisters. Her “Songs From the Concrete” (Danben) continues to gather traction, and small wonder; Don Henley never had this much joie de vivre.”

639
02/23/2016

her original compositions span the breadth of her background: classical-crossover, Latin, swing, jazz, folk, and gospel, you are as likely to shed a tear as you are to laugh with delight. She has performed in symphonic orchestras, swing bands Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks and The DMP Big Band, Broadway orchestra pits, rock bands, and even for a circus.

638
02/23/2016

An award-winning songwriter, engaging performer and passionate environmentalist, Kathy is dedicated to bringing positive change to the world through music both on and off stage. She has twice visited the show as a solo artist. This will be our first look & listen to her trio with Diane Perry on fiddle & vocals and Peter Lister on bass & vocals.

637
01/30/2016

showed up at my front door the morning of the David Roth taping, saying he rec’d an email about it. Within a few minutes we established that he was a singer-songwriter and was prepared to tape a half-hour show of originals if I could lend him a guitar. He plays in a slightly oddly tuned fashion, remeniscent of the great Joseph Spence and has penned unique songs.

636
01/30/2016

unique songs, offbeat observations, moving stories, sense of the hilarious, and powerful singing and subject matter. As singer, songwriter, recording artist, keynote speaker, workshop leader, and instructor, David has earned top honors at songwriter competitions – Kerrville (TX) and Falcon Ridge (NY) – and taken his music, experience, and expertise to a wide variety of venues in this and other countries full-time for more than two decades.

635
01/11/2016

“His command of the acoustic guitar, his voicing, intonation, the selective bends, staccato runs and fills captivated me. In the decade since then, he has played from coast to coast, over Europe and the UK, played lead guitar for Leon Hendrix Band, Jimi Hendrix’ brother, And Chaz was honored with induction into the New York State Blues Hall of Fame. DePaolo’s songwriting has grown and matured steadily.” No Depression magazine

634
01/11/2016

began in 2011 as vocalist/guitarist Dave Paulson’s solo act. Longtime friend,vocalist, guitarist, pianist Claire McNulty joined later that year, duo known as “Dave & Claire”. Together they played many open mics & landed a monthly gig at a local cafe. In 2012, Dave’s sister Milly, a multi-instrument musician & Claire’s father Dave McNulty joined Dave & Claire adding violin, mandolin, bass and sax. After a year together the band became Water Street, for the street in Blairstown,NJ where Dave & Millie lived

633
01/07/2016

singer/songwriter born and raised in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Northern NJ; debut album “Joe’s Basemant” was recorded in 2002, with the help of my sweet north-west Jersey musical community; new EP, “The Cabin Sessions”; by daylight, a decorative artist, working both in people’s homes and out of my studio.

632
01/07/2016

songwriting team Autumn Walden (vocals) and Ernie Tokay (guitar/vocals)

631
11/18/2015

group of singer-songwriters who toured the Northeastern United States performing at clubs, coffeehouses, colleges, and festivals in the latter 1970s. The band’s membership was William J. Hall, Ron Heacock, Scott Nelson (bassist), and Laurie Riley and was later joined by Stewart Hodson (percussion). They headlined at major venues of the day from Philadelphia to New York to Albany and Boston.

630
11/18/2015

author of a Grammy-winning song recorded by himself with Pete Seeger and a chorus of children; A Coast Guard licensed Master, an actor, a singer and a songwriter, has appeared at coffeehouses, folk festivals, house concerts and museums across the USA. He has learned some of his most effective performance techniques playing in low waterfront dives and institutions of higher learning from St. Thomas to Toronto, Australia to New York

629
10/19/2015

“My music is an eclectic mix inspired by the great finger pickers like Chet Atkins and Merle Haggard. My songs are influenced by my grandmother, a poet in her own right and the world around me. I like to paint pictures with words so people can see it in their mind’s eye.”

628
10/01/2015

multi instrumentalist, recording artist, sound healer, and an innovative and compassionate teacher. He is a lifelong minstrel and plays a wide variety of styles of music on acoustic guitar and ukulele including folk, classical, jazz, rock, avant garde, sacred and world music. He also plays Latin percussion, Bolivian charango, Australian didjeridoo, Native American flute, Tibetan singing bowls, and yes – hunting calls and amplified toys

627
09/14/2015

Kerrville New Folk award-winner, Hall has appeared on stages and in recordings with icons Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary), Pete Seeger, Allen Ginsburg, and Harry Nilsson, and with Melanie, Don McLean, Livingston Taylor, Jack Hardy, Suzanne Vega, Jackie Tice, and John Gorka, to name a few. He fronted several high-profile NYC folk-rock and rock bands in the 70s and 80s before returning to his singer-songwriter roots in the 90s – where he has remained.

626
09/14/2015

from Central NJ dedicated to the art of songwriting and live performance, his sound is often a combination of folk, indie, rock, bluegrass and country influences with a modern twist. His main focus is lyrical content and song structure. His goal is to write captivating songs that people can relate to. He writes songs to make people think, evoke emotional response, or to share a story or personal experience. He performs over 200 shows a year and continually writes and records new material.

625
07/22/2015

Far more entertaining than any single human being with acoustic guitar is allowed to be under current law, Mark is a performer who refuses to be anyone’s background music. His punchy, well-crafted songs & rapid-fire delivery allow audiences little time to indulge in the laughter he frequently provokes without feeling like they’ve missed something

624
07/22/2015

Chameleon-like in his approach to his songwriting, he refuses to be pigeonholed into one particular genre, believing that each song is forged from its own unique terrain; Admittedly susceptible to the affectations of the senses himself, he asks his audience to participate emotionally as well as physically in a “whole self” conceptual challenge, a 360 degree soul search comprised of the most joyous elation to the bitterest of pains.

623
06/22/2015

Pianist, Vocalist, Musical Director, Bandleader, Songwriter

622
06/22/2015

authentic, uplifting, thought provoking and positive music. Her sound seamlessly blends gospel, jazz, country and R&B into her own style – SoulFolk – and draws comparisons to Tracy Chapman’s earthy folk, Joni Mitchell’s exquisite songcraft, and Ani DiFranco’s inventive guitar playing and dynamic delivery.

621
05/14/2015

wide-ranging repertoire, a wonderful harmonica player (including some very jazzy work on the chromatic), acquired the nickname “The Rocket” early on due to the “outer space” sounds he can make on the harmonica; also accompanies himself on mandolin.

620
04/30/2015
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draws from a diverse blend of the crooning hits of the 30’s and 40’s and the pop-country of today, to craft what has become her light-hearted, head-bopping acoustic sound. 180 degrees from the winey, suicidal droning of many singer-songwriters, in a black and white world, Amanda Duncan is a burst of color.

619
04/16/2015

Alex has toured the country extensively, recorded multiple albums, and won numerous awards and critical acclaim for his songwriting and performing. Prior to his solo career, Radus’ won critical acclaim with the Folk Noir duo, Duende, from 2000-2005.

618
04/16/2015

Their shared belief in the power of music as a force for good in the world motivates them to expand their horizons and see where this musical road takes them. The unique way their voices blend brings a special quality to their music. They sing original music and they’re always looking for songs with a positive message to share.

617
03/12/2015

From the foothills of the Zuni Mountains. Brooklyn based Americana duo, bringing the sounds of the desert to New York City.

616
03/12/2015

Jackie Merrit (harmonica), Miles Spicer (guitar) & Resa Gibbs (vocals & percussion) can raise the roof with some old-fashioned house party tunes, make you laugh with their witty originals and then make you weep with blues ballads

615
02/03/2015

his songs address the ups and downs of the human condition with both wit and raw insight. “Some performers seem born to command a stage…That’s how it is with Brad Cole… Honing in on those uneasy truths most of us evade” Acoustic Live Magazine

614
02/03/2015

Mike Alexander (vocals, mandolin), Evan Lane (vocals, guitar) and Pete Lister (vocals, upright bass) met at County College of Morris in 2003 and have been playing together ever since; they write folk-inspired jazz rock originals and also perform classical, country, blues , bluegrass, jam, progressive and ethnic.

613
01/06/2015

(Hillary Foxsong, Stuart Markus & Gerry McKeveny)”… has perfected two separate but related art forms: three part harmony and having a ball on stage! When they harmonize, some sort of fundamental, cosmic concordance occurs that makes you very happy that you have ears.” Bob McKillop, MaineFolkMusic.com

612
01/06/2015

born and raised in Memphis, TN, where he learned to love blues and old country songs. Jay is a singer/songwriter who plays guitar and harmonica. He appears in New York City and throughout New Jersey, playing solo gigs, duets w/guitar player extraordinaire, Vern Warta, or with his band, The Honky-Tonk Scoundrels. He has performed numerous times on The Heartland’s Hayride live radio show, Melanie Thiel’s Morning Cup of Coffee, Homegrown Radio’s First Friday series, and Princeton’s Cafe Improv.

611
12/01/2014

a practicing lawyer who never gave up his lifelong dream to be a singer-songwriter; With a rich and melodic Americana sound, Scott writes and sings from the heart about dreams, love, the working world & other relatable themes; acoustic based songwriter whose sound walks a tightrope between folk-rock and pop, weaving together influences like The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Neil Young, James Taylor, and Tom Petty, with a vocal reminiscent of Jackson Browne.

610
12/01/2014

Highwire Act Roots Blues Duo: Hugh Pool plays guitars, harmonica, boot board and sings, all with a mouth full of whiskey and a giant heart. John Ragusa on conch shell, Jews harp, cornet, all manner of flutes, tin whistle, and chimes in on the harmony vocals;

609
11/06/2014

Valerie Turner (guitar, vocals) & Ben Turner (percussion, harmonica); “Just when people think the old country blues of the Mid-Atlantic has faded away, along come the wonderful husband and wife duo of Valerie and Ben Turner who are the heirs to the Piedmont blues tradition. They play the truehearted, authentic country blues with love.” – Frank Matheis, Publisher: www.thecountryblues.com, Writer: Living Blues

608
11/06/2014

runs on a high octane blend of classic rock, bluegrass and Mardi Gras party tunes seasoned with Pete’s originals; Uncle Pete Tawny rocks the banjo and fiddle, joined by Cat Burbage on world drum kit, rubboard, spoons and vocals, (sometimes all at once), and Dave the Rave Larrison on bass.

607
10/16/2014

together since the 1960’s. Over the years they have won eight first prizes at Bluegrass Contests. The three founding members, Art Dekhayser on guitar, Les Bayer on banjo and Dave Bressler on mandolin are joined by Mark Farrell on fiddle and Allen Cohen on upright bass to recreate past triumphs and forge ahead with traditional style Bluegrass that sounds at home in the 21st century.

606
10/16/2014

initially made a name for himself as the 2010 National Hammered Dulcimer Champion, but it was his tendency to take a popular or traditional song and ‘Yoderize’ it with his spectacularly unique use of the Hammered Dulcimer that really brought him to acclaim. When people hear a song they recognize, but with a sound they’ve never experienced, they stop and take noti

605
10/06/2014
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superb picking & vocals woven w/ well-crafted, powerful songs (that draw on wealth of experience from fascinating, well-traveled life); wide range of genres

604
10/06/2014

champion of metrobilly music in NYC, performed at SXSW 2013 & 2014; official artists at CMJ 2013. Last year, one of the top 10 bands out of over 3,500 in competition to perform in The Outlaw Roadshow at SXSW 2013; melding of alt-country, bluesy bluegrass and classic rock echo the core members’ diverse roots: Annalyse descended directly from the infamous McCoys of Eastern Kentucky, and Ryan deeply rooted in the beach culture of southern N

603
09/17/2014

Folk Rock Americana duo; they’ve been in the Quimby Mountain Band for about 10 years now. Jesse will be singing lead vocals and playing mandolin. Harry will be playing guitar and singing harmony. Harry’s grandfather, Foster Noble was an old friend of mine & played on Show 25A taped 4/24/90!They help me out with my new song The Best Stuff Ever.

602
09/17/2014

I LOVE THIS GUY; a wonderful guitarist whose playing equals and often surpasses many better-known fingerstyle artists. His deft touch pulls stories from the strings in wordless tales of inspired nuance, shifting rhythms and tempos – all with flawless accuracy and soulful feel. Ramble Cultural Magazine; he plays in hospitals http://www.musiciansoncall.org/site/PageNavigator/home

601
08/07/2014

Her warmth is inviting, and her music is chock-full of surprises, yet her melodies linger on long after the show. There is something classic about her songwriting, and yet if challenged, you can’t figure out who she reminds you of. There is an ease about her, almost as if you’ve been invited to her home — her musical home… with percussionist, Marshal Rosenberg

600
08/07/2014

Think Ben Folds meets Norah Jones, if they had a lovechild in Brazil. Singer/Songwriter with an eclectic mix of refreshingly original songs, finding inspiration in classic Brazilian bossa nova, acoustic American folk, 1950’s west-coast jazz, and contemporary pop. A wordsmith as well as a composer and performer, Avi’s clever lyrics give a knowing nod to those that came before, while his smooth vocals and deft piano skills assure you that this is truly something new.

599
07/07/2014

has 4 full length CDs to his credit with a 5th on its way. ~ He has written for film and theatre. His songs have charted as high as #6 on the Folk Radio Charts. He has toured throughout North America playing over 3000 concerts in 47 U.S states and 2 Canadian provinces. In the band: Paul Prestopino who toured and recorded with Peter Paul and Mary for 14 years, Bob Harris who toured with Vassar Clements for 15 years and Ron Greenstein who is the bass player for the Chad Mitchell Trio.

598
07/07/2014

Ira and Julia Levin combine harmony-driven acoustic folk rock with wistful overtones of the 1930s and the intention of putting a smile on your face. Original tunes, guitar, piano and voices provide a full sound with unexpected harmonies and unique arrangements. It’s Happy-Folk, Smile Pop….sounds likeThe Mamas and The Papas having coffee with Cole Porter. 2011 Winners of the Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Competition.

597
06/09/2014

Danny Brewer’s poetic lyricism, natural-sounding acoustic riffs, and evocative voice combine to produce truly masterful melodies. Not only are his songs beautifully composed, but they also possess a deep emotion that is rarely seen with such clear precision from a musical artist. In other words, he has the ability to create music straight from the soul, with naked honesty.

596
06/09/2014

Over the past 3 years Tom has taught 11 DVD lessons for Stefan Grossman’s Guitar Workshop, distributed worldwide by Mel Bay. He has opened shows for David Bromberg and David Lindley, performed alongside Corey Harris & Phil Wiggins, Roy Book Binder, Happy Traum and Chris Smither, taught at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch, been featured in Vintage Guitar Magazine, Blues Revue Magazine, Living Blues Magazine, and his latest CD,Lone Wolf Blues was nominated for a Independent Music Award.

595
05/28/2014

(pronounced: “Spite + n Dive + l”) Hailing from the Hudson Valley, soaring vocals, traditional jug band energy, slide guitar, incendiary fiddle and Chicago-style blues harp propel the listener on a barn-burning romp through the last 100 years of American Roots music.

594
05/28/2014
Carl Kent & His One-Man Country Rhythm Band

local country singer-songwriter with good songs in a very traditional style accompanies himself with guitar and rhythm section

593
05/05/2014

Ranked one of the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, this singer-songwriter writes groove-laden songs and delivers them with an easy-going vocal style and monstrous guitar chops. Walking the line between blues and Americana, Williams has worked stages worldwide for over 25 years, amassing a staggering back-catalogue of songs, recordings and tales. With nearly 20 CDs to his name – and more on the way – this Statesboro Georgia native is, according to americanaUK, “impossible not to like.”

592
05/05/2014

Arlon Bennett – Daddy, Eagle Scout, baseball connoisseur, and all-around Renaissance guy with Tuscan roots, is an Americana songsmith writing songs that recall Harry Chapin and vintage James Taylor, but with an eloquence, honesty, and sense of humor all his own. A home-made guitarist with a self-effacing style, he has a gift of storytelling from the heart that reveals the gold nuggets in the river of everyday life.

591
04/15/2014

Americana under the influence of Jump Blues, Swing, & Rockabilly…Ba – ba – ba – Boogie! With a dab of N’awlins for extra spice! Smoke & honey vocals, Cigar Box Guitar, Upright Bass, Banjo, Washboard…servin’ up high energy & deep vintage vibes is our specialty. Roots Baby Roots! April Mae: Washboard, Vocals, Victory Rolls, Kazoo, Implements of Percussion.Dave ‘Catfish’ Fecca: Cigar Box Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Vocals. Topher: Upright Bass, Comic Relief.

590
04/15/2014

Complex, manic, foreboding and smooth are just a small sample of the adjectives that one could muster to describe the sound resonating from this Staten Island, New York duo. They’ve been together since the Fall of 2010, originally intending to be an acoustic rock duo. However, in a relatively short period of time, they evolved from a team of mad musical basement noisemakers into a full-grown “lets-do-it-all-ourselves” musical dynamo.

589
03/10/2014

Consummate musicians and storytellers combine a strong folk and gospel legacy with a solid background in classical, rock, jazz and pop music. Creative curiosity, years of road and stage experience and interactions with performers such as Pete Seeger, Ysaye Barnwell, Jay Leno, Tom Paxton, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Harry Belafonte and others, has led them to produce music that entertains and inspires.

588
03/10/2014

At age 18, he was a founding member of the group, SHA NA NA, He sang two songs on the group’s 1969 debut LP; The groups’ popularity soared after legendary performances in the Fillmore Auditoriums East and West and at the Woodstock Festival, where he was the youngest person to perform. With the groups’ appearance in the film “WOODSTOCK” & 1970 LP of the same name, their popularity became a worldwide phenomenon; he just kept rockin’

587
03/03/2014

Raised in rural northwest, NJ, Mike grew up amongst fertile farmlands and majestic mountains. So naturally, as a teenager his music of choice was rap. Why you ask? The words. There was poetry and passion there, and it resonated. Some years later Mike discovered the songs of Bob Dylan, and after listening to them his heart clinically stopped for 3 minutes. While dead he saw a heavenly blinding light and returned to Earth with the understanding that simply a guitar and words could alter the universe.

586
03/03/2014

he’s got it all: the music; the stories; the voice; the charm. One of New Jersey’s finest roots-rock songwriters is prepped to share his career-defining material with the world.

585
01/07/2014

born & raised in San Diego, CA. Coming from a musical family, she had a love for music from the very beginning. In college, she moved to the east coast to attend the Contemporary Music Center, a by-invitation artist colony, at which she acquired further skills in live performance, studio work, and songwriting. After a stint in Nashville, Victoria is now a full time musician in Philadelphia, and performs both as a solo artist and as the front woman and multi-instrumentalist for the band Element K.

584
01/07/2014

Staff writer and roster artist for two Nashville record labels • Winner of the Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Contest, Meridian, MS • Opening act at the legendary World Famous Tootsies Orchid Lounge in Nashville for six years • Appeared on Ernest Tubb’s Midnight Jamboree with Roy Acuff and the Smokey Mountain Boys • Two preliminary Grammy nominations for Best Male Country Vocalist and Best Country Song • Inductee into the National Traditional Country Music Association (NTCMA) Hall of Fame

583
12/04/2013

Jack is all of these wrapped up into one: acoustic rock artist, singer, songwriter, story teller and poet. A carpenter by trade, he has been known to write many of his best songs while sitting on someone’s rooftop. His playful interaction with audiences is legendary as he weaves stories into his musical sets. Think of an eclectic combination of Steve Forbert, Bob Dylan and Neil Young, but clearly with his own unique style and voice.

582
12/04/2013

Representing 5 generations, they continue the family’s musical tradition with Michael J. Ronstadt (younger brother of Linda) and his sons, Michael G. and Petie. Multi-instrumentalists and solo performers in their own right, they present an exciting repertoire that preserves the traditional Southwestern and Mexican songs of their heritage while offering innovative original material. Rich harmonies sung in English and Spanish are accompanied by outstanding cello and guitars.

581
11/07/2013

folk duo from Massachusetts who sing songs which resonate with the lover of Americana and old country music, commanding familiar traditional melodies and poignant, introspective lyrics, and backing them with delicate arrangements on ukulele, clarinet, guitar and banjo

580
11/07/2013

award-winning vocalist, songwriter, librettist, playwright, actor and recording artist. “Big Al” Gilhausen introduced her to the legendary Hubert Sumlin. Because of his influence, she lost herself in the blues and found her way back to her country gospel roots. This, along with a childhood of free-form radio, a steady diet of Hee-Haw, The Lawrence Welk Show and Soul Train – and the overwhelming presence of the rural sanctified black church with sacred steel – solidified her Black Americana sound.

579
10/15/2013

(of the Kennedys) joins composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan; at 13 took up banjo, guitar shortly after. At Osaka University was introduced to South American Nueva Cancion; in 2000, rec’d scholarship to Berklee College of Music; recipient of the Professional Music Achievement Award

578
10/15/2013

is always searching for truth: truth in study of world religions, truth in his work as a lawyer, truth in songwriting. In his new CD, Back Home, Steve explores his truth through the essence of home as restorative power, as light in the distance & light in the heart, through his music. Steve’s music presents deep, soul-stirring Americana with moods ranging from rollicking to whisper-soft and twang to mist-dripping melodies. Steve lives in New Jersey and has traveled the world with guitar in hand

577
09/19/2013

Growing up in the farm fields and mountains of Pennsylvania, Kendy now calls the streets of Brooklyn home. She has toured in Australia, Iceland & Canada and plays monthly in New York City.

576
09/19/2013

Acoustic Blues in the style reminiscent of the great East Coast “Piedmont” players such as Rev. Gary Davis, Blind Boy Fuller, John Jackson, Blind Willie McTell to name a few. A majority of his material is culled from the ’20’s, ’30’s and ’40’s; his original compositions are rooted in this era and still carry a contemporary feel. East coast or “Piedmont Blues” consists of sophisticated syncopation with fingerpicked guitar. The result is a sound that resembles that of the ragtime piano.

575
08/29/2013

writer, presenter, musician & educator; currently divides his professional time between writing, lecturing, and being the Family and Youth Minister at a Presbyterian church; has worked as a group transformation facilitator in the experiential education field where he designed and facilitated teambuilding programs for twenty-two years.

574
08/29/2013

Original Classical Keyboard Concert Soloist, combines unique skills in music and electronics with a lifetime of improvised keyboard music performance. Working in Renaissance, Baroque, and Romantic genres, he performs original classically-styled music on computer instruments of his own design. He also presents interactive video webcasts and mentors other electronic keyboardists.

573
07/17/2013

started playing banjo in 1959. He joined the Busted Toe Mudthumpers in the late 1960’s. In 1972 he formed the widely acclaimed Highwoods Stringband. They toured the U.S. as well as Latin America and Europe, and recorded three LP’s on Rounder Records. In the 1990’s he began producing CD’s of his own banjo playing, both traditional and original tunes and songs, two on Rounder and one on his own Mudthumper label

572
06/24/2013

work as a modern day exponent of the Blues has led him to recognition as a teacher, performer and recording artist; his own particular guitar style developed under the guidance of Blues guitarist Danny Kalb (founder of the Blues Project, a seminal Blues band of the 1960’s). 1997 Best Retro Blues Artist of the Year (Delta Snake Magazine); 1996 Winner Skyland Blues Society Talent Competition; 1996 Finalist International Blues Talent Competition; 1995 Award National Endowment for the Arts (Audio Recording)

571
06/24/2013

Westminster Choir College grad, she picked up a guitar, abandoned her classical roots, and became indie folk-pop star who works the stage with powerful vocals, punchy guitar, and a candid stage presence that is all her. Her music has been licensed for shows on Discovery network, Bravo, MTV, VH1, and Showtime. The “Sarah Donner and the Sleepy Kitten” video and “The Motherf**cking Pterodactyl Song” over a million views on YouTube alone. Her music has been featured on Conan O’Brien’s blog, NPR, and CBS News

570
06/12/2013

international touring performer, songwriter, entertainer, and educator, based in Chicago. From venues like Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, to coffee houses, festivals, spiritual communities, and schools, Joe Jencks has spent the last 12 years touring full time. His songs have traveled to every continent via his own performances, radio, CDs, web casts, and other musicians.

569
06/12/2013

Joe Jencks, Greg Greenway, and Pat Wictor have formed a dynamic new male trio. Calling upon contemporary songwriting, and informed by the deep roots of gospel, blues, and folk, they weave a tapestry of harmony that is brilliantly fresh and yet familiar. Imagine Crosby, Stills, and Nash, with hints of the Dixie Hummingbirds. Kerrville and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals put them on their main stages, to standing ovations. Their eponymous debut recording rose to the top of the Folk DJ chart.

568
05/20/2013

Two veteran singer/songwriters with a mutual passion for songs, stories, harmonies and guitars. Bev Grant and Ina May Wool create a musical alchemy of fire and feistiness, wisdom and wit, rocking clear-eyed political songs along with a window on to their travels — on the road and around the heart”.

567
05/20/2013

Central NJ group with six players – banjo, mountain dulcimer, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and upright bass. The group has been active for about 12 years, playing Old Timey favorites at fairs, farms, community events, local Grange gatherings, parties, museums, and even clubs; focuses its talents on nineteenth and early twentieth century tunes in a smattering of different styles. Although the lineup of musicians changes occasionally, the spirit of the music has been consistent throughout the band’s existence.

566
04/18/2013

musician, singer, and songwriter, well known for his spontaneous and daring approach to jazz, fun-loving personality, and classic showmanship.

565
04/18/2013

from rust-belt roots to the industrial monuments and indie-music hotbeds of Hoboken, New Jersey to points all along the folk, rock and outdoor festival circuit. And the singer-songwriter has gone far — from valued session player and onstage sideman to sought-after producer and prized solo performer with hits-in-the-making and a gold-record voice.

564
03/13/2013

upbeat four piece based in Middletown, New Jersey, they feature vocal harmonies at the forefront of their sound. Their unique style varies from blues to pop to rock. With three alternating lead singers, there is a different feel to every song; together for over eleven years.

563
03/13/2013

has released 5 CD titles, with sales combined over 200,000 in independent distribution; Patented Backpackers Guitar and Strumstick in 1983; Licensed Backpackers Guitar design to C.F. Martin Guitars in 1994; created the Space Guitar, a backpacker guitar specially designed to be taken on the Space Shuttle in 1994. This guitar became the first American guitar in space, and the first musical instrument ever designed to go to space.

562
02/25/2013

Brooklyn-based collective of jug-band, country blues & old-time musicians dedicated to performing Jug Band Music both old & new that reflects not only our bygone rural tradition, but also our contemporary urban lifestyle. Great musicianship, good-time grooves & laid-back fun are hallmarks of their sound which has entertained audiences over the last 5 years; have shared the bill with such luminaries as Jim Kweskin and the Otis Brothers and released two albums, 2009’s Word to Mother and 2012’s Killin’ Me

561
02/25/2013

Lisa Godino & Chuck Winch, play music incorporating folk, bluegrass, old-time & traditional country music along with a fresh contemporary sound that springs from their unique songwriting skills. In 2007 they released a cd of civil war themed songs, “No Longer Gray or Blue.” Their previous cd, “No Glory Here Today,” in 2001 won the NJ Courier News award for the best independent country album of the year. They have appeared at county fairs, festivals, libraries, for historical groups & other venues

560
01/17/2013

band brings to life often overlooked Belarusian and Litvak (Belarusian-Lithuanian) Jewish musical heritage— through the prism of their research of the North-Eastern Europe’s music and the wide variety of their own cultural backgrounds. Backed by generations of klezmorim and muzyki, Litvakus are extending the bridge to the modern audiences worldwide, making the old sound new and fresh, hip and meaningful, for the sake of the future of the millennial legacy

559
01/17/2013

Inside of three minutes he will make you laugh, cry, ache and sigh…his storytelling is rife with passion and humor, truth and aspiration…the winner of several major songwriting awards, he never fails to find that little something extra in any song that leaves you wholly satisfied

558
12/11/2012

Samoa Wilson on Vocals and Ernie Vega on Vocals, Guitar & Harmonica. They perform stark versions of Country Blues, Gospel-blues, Old-Time, & Jazz classics (as well as original compositions) that are stripped down to their barest elements. Sounding like ghosts from a by-gone era, they illustrate the simple elegant power of these great songs.

557
12/11/2012

The Fabulous Jalopy Theatre’s own house band is a collection of musicians, luthiers, basement dwellers & Red Hook residents playing blues, rags & jugband numbers; Songs of boozing, bootlegging & illicit gardening. Jackson Lynch (Guitar & Fiddle), Geoff Wiley (Upright Bass & Banjo-Uke), Luis Betancourt (Guitar & Mandolin), Ernie Vega (Mandolin, Harmonica, Guitar & Tenor Banjo), Chloe Swantner (Fiddle, Accordion & Mandolin)

556
11/26/2012

Gadulka virtuoso from Karavelovo, Bulgaria. After graduating from High School, he performed with the Sliven Ensemble for 3 years. In 1984, he started a wedding band “Rozova Dolina”, one of the most sought-after groups in Thrace. In 1992, he founded “Balkanski Glasove”-singing group which took 1st place at Varna Festival in 1994 & 1995; accomplished composer and arranger of folk songs. In 1999, he was 1st Bulgarian to be recognized by Slavic Heritage Council of America for outstanding contributions in music

555
11/26/2012

Drawing from the vast spectrum of traditional American country blues music create some of the most authentic sounding renditions of songs from the 1920’s and early 30’s. Their love and deep reverence for this music shines through in every song. Founded in 2006 the New York City based duo have released four albums and toured the US, Canada and Europe. Eden Brower (vocals, ukulele, guitar & kazoo) and John Heneghan (vocals, guitar, mandolin & kazoo)

554
10/24/2012

Michela Musolino, singer of Sicilian Roots Music with her friend from Sicily, percussionist Vincenzo Castellana, have an acoustic group which performs traditional and contemporary Sicilian folk music, using traditional instruments.

553
10/24/2012

recently wrapped up her first cross-country tour, successfully traveling and playing from Pennsylvania to California and back. Having performed regularly at a number of venues in Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey and having released her debut album in the Fall of 2010, she is embarking on the beginning of a promising career.

552
09/27/2012

plays contemporary acoustic fingerstyle guitar. No words, just music. fusing traditional western European structure with American musical idioms. Blues, jazz and rock merge with Celtic, Latin and world influences to produce compositions that alternate between soft, delicate fingerstyle passages and up-tempo displays of virtuosity. Rec’d a first place award from the International Acoustic Music Awards

551
09/27/2012

doesn’t just perform music, she exudes it. The internationally renowned Canadian fiddler, singer, songwriter and stepdancer has a passion for performing and her goal is to touch the lives of those who are listening at any given moment

550
09/05/2012

songs meld poetic lyrics and soaring singing with wry humor, and a hint of Celtic lilt. Her album Real Deal is being spun on folk, college, and public radio stations, including Wisconsin Public Radio, WMUD 89.3 in Vermont, and WFUV in New York City. Her prior EP Better By Far sold out twice on CD Baby, and the popular track FLY was included on two compilations; ‘CD Baby Top Sellers August ’06’ and ‘The Open Mike Cafe Presents’ (’07) album.

549
09/05/2012

singer-songwriter with a very unusual bio and a Certificate in Youth Ministry.

548
08/14/2012

Martha Trachtenberg, founding member – Buffalo Gals, has worked in Nashville, sung for TV commercials & member Return to the Dream. Judith Zweiman, part of early NYC folk scene & recorded numerous times for Fast Folk Musical Magazine (now Smithsonian-Fast Folk), also featured Fast Folk Revues at the Bottom Line in NYC: half duo, Strike the Bell. Hillary Foxsong is one-third of the popular harmony trio Gathering Time, she is also a respected songwriter and performer in her own right.

547
08/14/2012

this lively co-writing duo of Judy Aron and Steve Coleman rocks-in a folky way! Their shows are inspiring; catching you up in a swell of energy, leaving audiences feeling alive, happy, and moving along in spirit. Harmonies abound

546
07/25/2012

diversely talented singer/songwriter/guitarist whose songs have earned him over 35 awards from international songwriting and talent contests and film festivals.

545
07/25/2012

acoustic guitarist/singer/songwriter, and professional entertainer who is well known on the New Jersey and Arizona music scenes.

544
06/27/2012

Mara Levine and Caroline Cutroneo have gorgeous voices which blend in uncannily beautiful harmonies. They have been singing original, traditional and contemporary folk and blues together for over 10 years. Caroline Cutroneo is an award-winning singer/songwriter-guitarist from Staten Island.

543
06/27/2012

Folk vocalist and jewelry designer Mara Levine is known for her “crystal clear voice, subtle vibrato, and skillful way with a melody line” and for her original interpretations and arrangements of folk songs from traditional to contemporary.

542
05/30/2012

has long been one of the wisest and most literate voices on the folk scene, from his articles and books to his own passionate songwriting, storytelling and performances.– (Si Kahn)

541
04/24/2012

Stuart Markus & Judith Zweiman, Artists in Residence at the Long Island Maritime Museum, perform traditional maritime music of North America & the British Isles

540
04/24/2012

the Susan Boyle of quirky indie folk, only hotter. Her songs are humorous then heartbreaking with melodies that soar. Based in New York City, she has been making a splash in the northeastern regional folk scene with her original songs and ukulele playing combining elements of musical theatre, comedy, traditional folk, and poetry

539
03/21/2012

(originally from Whitehouse Station, NJ), grew up listening to obscure one-hit wonders, country tunes, Jimmy Buffett and folk music on the jukebox at his grandparent’s bar; has opened for Sonny Landreth, Dr. Ralph Stanley and His Clinch Mountain Boys, David Allan Coe, Jim Bianco, Coyote Run and Lisa Bouchelle.

538
03/21/2012

vocalist, Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia, Dublin-born guitarist, Fionán de Barra, and Cheryl Prashker of Canada on percussion; repertoire of both highly energetic and graceful, acoustic melodies, along with their fusion of music from Ireland, Scotland, the Shetland Islands, Canada, and the United States gives its arrangements of traditional songs and tunes a fresh sound.

537
03/14/2012

has been singing other people’s songs for decades, but only recently began writing her own. In 2010 she fulfilled a long-time desire to create a tribute to her sister’s life with a song. That song opened the floodgates and Karen has been writing haunting melodies and lyrics of action and inspiration ever since.

536
03/14/2012

At an early age, Beau was exposed to all kinds of music and theatre. His grandparents performed in musicals on Broadway in the 1930′s, and his mother is an actress and folksinger. Beau’s mother was by far his biggest musical influence, and things have come full circle, as he and his mother now hit the road together as an acoustic duo

535
02/02/2012

singer/songwriter from New Jersey who describes himself “Like Springsteen…only funnier…but not NEARLY as cool!” His music is truly American, blending his background in classic rock and blues with the craft of Nashville songwriting

534
02/02/2012

singer-songwriter-fourth generation musician deeply affected by life in rural Arkansas, and through his music, he tells achingly true tales of the influences of his family and the brotherhood of friends that helped raise him; a spirited one-man-band, providing vocals, guitar & harmonica to a raw soundtrack of small-town life.

533
01/17/2012

NJ native performing for his devoted fans for over two decades, heartwarming and thought provoking songs touch the heart and speak to all ages, with 3 CDs; has opened for Dave Mason, Roger McGuinn, John Sebastian, David Bromberg, Chris Hillman, The Moody Blues, John Hartford, The Strawbs, Christopher Cross, Aztec Two-Step and more.

532
01/17/2012

won Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Competition in 2008 and Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Contest in 2010—along the way garnering comparisons to early James Taylor, Paul Simon, and Amos Lee.

531
01/04/2012

Guitarist, composer and teacher, Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Performance from William Paterson University in 1996, has been working steadily in the contemporary jazz scene for the past 16 years

530
01/04/2012

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb – Vocalist / Composer has lived part-time in six cities / four countries / four continents; performs internationally with various projects, including “Mayim Rabim” (Tzadik 2006, Ayelet’s acclaimed song cycle based on erotic biblical love poetry) and “Betzidei Drachim / On the Roadside” (Ayelet’s compositions to Israeli and Palestinian poetry)

529
11/29/2011

old-timey songs in 2-part harmonies, and fiddle tunes. Katie sings and plays guitar and banjo-uke; Rachel sings and plays fiddle, clawhammer banjo, and guitar.

528
11/29/2011

Olivia Platt and Jordan Black are best friends and have been playing guitar and performing since they were 9 years old, music from Appalachian Folk to Americana, Pop and Originals.They have played in a number of concert series including: Heartlands Hayride, Mount Tabor Tabernacle Christmas Concert, The Greystone Woody Guthrie Show, The Chatham Sanctuary Benefit and The Morristown Songwriters Evening as well as the Minstrel Coffeehouse.

527
11/09/2011

released three CDs each w/ 12 original Kleiner songs that have been heard nationally on Mike Flynn’s Folk Sampler, Dr. Demento, NPR’s Car Talk, and many other radio shows across the country

526
11/09/2011
Dee DeJulio

77 year-old character whoops her 12-string and sings country & western and train songs and talks of her experiences

525
10/11/2011

evocative, beautifully crafted, and endlessly varied original songs, her vivid storytelling and down-to-earth humor promise listeners an enjoyable journey. She backs her clear voice with guitar or claw-hammer banjo

524
10/11/2011

award-winning songwriter, but he is also admired by folk fans for the storytelling talent that makes his performances so memorable. Drawing on his diverse background and Greek roots, Nick crafts “true” stories and timeless accounts of humanity. 2007 Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist Showcase (NY)

523
10/05/2011

24-year-old fiddler-violinist-composer has earned an impressive list of accolades & is rapidly earning a reputation as one of the nation’s most creative young musicians; classically trained, he grew up in the Irish, folk & jazz music scenes of Ann Arbor and Detroit

522
10/05/2011

NJ-based singer-songwriter with over a decade of writing songs and four albums under her belt, well-known around the New York City area and around the East Coast for her smart and sweet brand of acoustic folk/pop

521
08/18/2011

2011 winner of Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Competition; had a couple songs on nationwide Starbucks playlist

520
08/18/2011

“a gifted storyteller… her talent as a classically trained singer blends beautifully with her original and authentic approach to sharing stories”

519
07/19/2011

composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan; at 13 took up banjo, guitar shortly after. At Osaka University was introduced to South American Nueva Cancion; in 2000, rec’d scholarship to Berklee College of Music; recipient of the Professional Music Achievement Award

518
07/19/2011

comical singer-songwriter-guitarist, The Professional Smart Aleck has toured the US & England & appeared on USA TV, the BBC, Dr. Demento, Club Med, Falcon Ridge & Kerrville Folk Festivals

517
06/15/2011

(Best Band 2009 Freedom Fest) unique intelligent arrangements of Irish Trad songs & tunes. Mick Mitsch, Elizabeth Mitsch, Dan Thompson, Bob Dowling & Ray Gehringer debut the CD, “Back to Bog”, w/ originals like “Bogs of Mayo”

516
06/15/2011

Master Luthier/ Designer & Creator of Art Guitars at the Gibson Custom Shop for 10 years; also, a prolific singer-songwriter, banjo & guitar wizard, plans to play a new prototype banjo

515
05/25/2011

Just back from European tour, founded by Philly-based French composer Alban Bailly (guitar), members are Dan Scofield (sax) & Eli Litwin (drums), influenced by Rock, New Music, Free Jazz & the rhythms/energy of Eastern European music, combines strong improvisations with densely composed music.

514
05/25/2011

One of Scotland’s most popular folk bands with 3-part harmonies, rec’d Scottish Music Industry Ass’n Gold & Silver disc awards & regularly have sell out shows at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 14 albums

513
05/04/2011

– acoustic rock brothers duo who compose songs about personal experiences & beings of the opposite gender

512
05/04/2011

has been playing banjo, guitar and concertina, and singing traditional songs from America and the British Isles for many years

511
04/26/2011

Glen Roethel, Hillary Foxsong & Stuart Markus, head-turning folk-rock harmony trio described recently as “getting a whole beehive-full of buzz” on NE folk scene

510
04/26/2011

Liz Queler & Seth Farber created marvelous songs using the lyric poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay; a performance w/ their son Joey Farber that delights the audience.

509
03/10/2011

Genevieve Gillespie with father-daughter duo, Lou and Rose Baldino. The girls both are 1st-place trophy winners in Celtic Classic fiddle competitions, Lou‘s on guitar; Weaving in vocal numbers & step-dancing, they’ve wowed at many Celtic Fests & Philly Folk Festival

508
03/10/2011

performed for over thirty years on guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, harmonica and as a singer/composer/producer

507
11/23/2010

born & raised in NYC; performing over 30 years in coffeehouses, schools, libraries, political gatherings & festivals, wide range of folk & originals

506
11/23/2010

Steve Suffet with Anne Price — well respected songwriter Jay Mankita once called him ?one of the great songwriters of the decade.

505
10/28/2010

Brooklyn-based trio, Travis Stewart (Banjo, Guitar, Vocals), Ben Engel (Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals), Bailey Arnold (Vocals) great harmonies on quirky originals

504
10/28/2010

songwriter, performer, teacher and social artist, working to bring positive change to the world through music; a soulful performance

503
10/12/2010

Brooklyn old-time string band w/ Walker Shepard (Banjo, Guitar, Fiddle), Craig Judelman (Fiddle) & Eli Smith (Guitar, Banjo, Banjo-Mandolin, Harmonica)

502
10/12/2010

Netherlands native from White Township, NJ plays French button accordion she & her sister learned from her grandfather right after WWII; is working on a solo album including original tunes from her grandfather with lyrics by songwriter Gar Francis

501
09/16/2010

singer-songwriter-guitarist & longtime FP member w/ Bill Karcher (guitar, mandolin, vocals) & Bru Rossman (6 & 12-string guitars, vocals); great acoustic renditions of songs from her new CD ?Crazy Wisdom?

500
09/16/2010

internationally acclaimed duo, Joe Scott performs on a unique banjo/guitar combination double-neck 14 string ‘guitjo’. Hannah Alkire is classically trained cellist; repertoire defying categorization with Celtic, World, Latin and Folk music influences.

499
08/24/2010

a Jersey Joe top pick; contemp. folk-country-pop singer-songwriter-led band w/drums, guitar, bass guitar, and two singers

498
08/24/2010

? highly entertaining slice of life autobiographical short story writer-reader & songwriter

497
08/12/2010

well known as host of widely syndicated Grateful Dead Hour radio program, , he has in recent years developed a solid following nationwide for his compelling songs & music

496
08/12/2010

well known as host of widely syndicated Grateful Dead Hour radio program, , he has in recent years developed a solid following nationwide for his compelling songs & music

495
07/13/2010

prolific songwriter w/ 7 CDs & 2 e.p.s, has toured all over the U.S., Ireland, Germany & Czech Republic, his music has been on ?All My Children? (ABC)

494
07/13/2010

singer-songwriter-keyboardist; Livingston Taylor says, ?Listening to Seth?s music gives me hope for what?s to come. The next generation is alive and well.?

493
06/10/2010

sounds like Western Swing-grass to me; Jay Friedman (vocals, guitar, fiddle), Dave Gross (vocals, mandolin, guitar), James Hempfling (vocals, guitar) and Tom Wise (vocals, bass); American roots originals w/ strong harmonies has been on PBS, NPR

492
06/10/2010

union organizer & activist, grew up playing in rock n? roll bands on Long Island & in NYC, released 4 albums of his songs; CD & film producer

491
05/25/2010

quartet featuring original & trad. w/ nickelharpe, hardanger fiddle, 5-string fiddle, snappy guitar, 4 vocals

490
05/25/2010

Actor, Singer, Musician, Tap Dancer, Storyteller performing original neo-vaudeville schtick; including a show-stopper ? tap-dancing, playing bones, harmonica & juggling simultaneously

489
04/21/2010

Brooklyn, NY-based singer-songwriter, 2006 Award winner in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest in the Folk category; pop, rock, soul & even country permeate his sound

488
04/21/2010

from Plainfield, NJ, in ’70?s formed The Rockids, regulars at CBGB?s & Max?s Kansas City in NYC, sharing stage w/The Ramones, Blondie, Talking Heads & Roger McGuinn; Rocco Scavone on the Rhythm box, Danny Caruso on Acoustic Bass, Lee Fink on Slide and Gar Francis on Guitar/vocals.

487
03/10/2010

singing some favorites from the repertoire of Jacques Douai, a “troubadour of modern times” who interpreted rich, sometimes Surreal, imagery of French folkloric or “chansons poetiques”

486
03/10/2010

1st place 2005 Unisong Internat?l Songwriting Contest AAA/Americana category for “My Corner”; 2nd place in 1st Annual Nat?l Slide Guitar Festival, Acoustic Competition

485
02/03/2010

stories & songs in Ken’s eclectic repertoire celebrate wonder, absurdity, pain and joy of life, imagination and the soul presented with energy, enthusiasm, and sincerity

484
02/03/2010

indie rock from Morristown, NJ, songs on TV shows incl. “So You Think You Can Dance”, “Felicity”, “Young and the Restless”, “Lincoln Heights”, “Six Feet Under”

483
01/05/2010

Winner of NYC Song Slam, has worked as performing songwriter full-time for past 7 yrs, Alt-IndieAcoustic w/ genre-bending skill & keenly honed sense of humor

482
01/05/2010

Vit Horejs, founder “old-fashioned artistry (w/) century-old wooden marionettes – and contemporary humor.” The New York Times

481
12/07/2009

rich vocals, poignant songwriting style mixing country, rock & folk, w/ her band Down To The Wire (Gary Hagen, Debby Maggiulli, Teri Avella, & Sara Gallmann)

480
12/07/2009
Unsung Heroes

songwriters Luke Liddy, Gary Youngclaus & Bob Bailey have been performing together 30 years with great harmonies and their own fine style of guitar playing.

479
11/24/2009

songwriter in genres of Pop, Country, Rock, Urban & Cabaret, w/ Dan Thompson (songwriter, keyboard, guitar & vocals) & Leanne Weiss (vocals)

478
11/24/2009

led by Maxwell Kofi Donkor, internationally known master drummer-teacher, performing over 30 yrs., first learned from his grandfather in his native village, Otumi, Ghana, W. Africa.

477
11/02/2009

playing guitar, composing and performing live since 1977. He has also played numerous styles of music in various bands, most notably w/ White Light

476
11/02/2009

innovative percussionist using W. African xylophones, over 20 gongs, hand-drums & unique drum/percussion unit; has played w/Sting, Don Cherry & Senegalese artists

475
10/05/2009

??thoughtful songwriting, strong musicianship/vocals… The songs have hook-filled, melodic choruses, and are rich and deep…? RadioIndy.com; a voice like James Taylor

474
09/14/2009

Antebellum & Civil War minstrel music genuine to its original form; Len Entrebartolo (banjo, vocals) & Wes Stokes (fiddle, jawbone)

473
09/14/2009

Better known for their electric work, Irish singer-songwriter guitarist McCabe teams up with Netherlands guitarist Danny Vlaspoel for acoustic blues with a Celtic twist

472
08/13/2009

seamlessly intertwines introspective singer/songwriter tradition of Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell & acoustic Neil Young w/ silky soul of Curtis Mayfield & Marvin Gaye

471
07/15/2009

?catchy melodies and buoyant harmonies?a vocal blend that occasionally brings to mind Barenaked Ladies and a collection of lyrics that are mostly upbeat and innocent.? Washington Post;

470
07/15/2009

originally from England and now living in Leonia, NJ, has a large repertoire of folksong from both sides of the Atlantic. He has performed in North America, Britain, Australia and Europe, singing at festivals, concert halls, clubs, maritime museums and colleges. He presents songs from the great days of sail, Music Hall favorites, traditional ballads

469
06/15/2009

award-winning originals, Americana, swing & jazz, known for sterling performance & vocal range, diverse repertoire & engaging stage presence, over 100 gigs/yr

468
05/11/2009

Americana Philly-based father/son duo, David & Adrian Mowry, fuse trad & contemp Blues, Folk, Soul, R&B, Jazz, Country & Bluegrass in original songs, 2 soulful voices w/ variety of guitars

467
05/11/2009

Born in Paris, raised in Fontainebleau (home of impressionism & of Django Reinhardt’s music), classically trained from age 4, a decisive turn in his teens when he discovered Django’s music & Gypsies.

466
04/27/2009

dynamic group of musicians who mostly play 1920s novelty ragtime (featuring xylophone!) wearing furry animal costumes, to make people happy & maybe even dance.

465
04/27/2009

singer-songwriter guitarist w/ over 30 years performing folk/rock, folk/blues & soft rock originals; extensively in Greenwich Village incl. regular gig at Mill?s Pub, Bleecker St

464
04/01/2009

A warm, soulful voice driven by solid writing skills, a deep understanding of traditional blues and an activist sensibility

463
04/01/2009

wrote & produced over 30 songs for major label artists, his songs charted Top 40 in USA & internationally; performed w/ Carole King, Roger McGuinn (The Byrds) & Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)

462
02/05/2009

blends humor, impressive guitar skills and thoughtful writing into a passionate performance that has you laughing, pondering, bopping and always wanting more

461
02/05/2009

both products of the 60’s folk revival, they met 40 years later & found a great natural blend of voices & banjo, guitar, fiddle & mandola talents; trad. & originals

460
01/14/2009

(AKA Red Reyne) born in the Philippines immigrating to NJ at 10, prolific songwriter (grass roots folk, rock & eclectic pop influenced) & musician, performing, writing, producing & playing over 20 years.

459
01/14/2009

from NYC, Jazz & Blues, inspired originals, swing-tinged palate of warm storytelling; ??ultra-smooth, classically tuneful? a Rat-Pack-esque professional balladeer.? The Washington Post Express

458
12/03/2008

30 yrs playing w/ noted acts from Fats Domino to Johnny Winter, The Beach Boys & many more, he definitely *feels it* when he is singing & playing his blues/R&B & you feel it too!

457
12/03/2008

Home-grown, tap-toed, banjo zoned, bluegrass schooled, acoustic fueled original songs from an award-winning songwriter & multi-talented band

456
11/05/2008

After informing his voice teacher he was leaving classical music behind, he graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Mons, Belgium at the head of his class. For more fascinating bio see

455
11/05/2008

Jann Klose’s multicultural background is evident in his music, which evokes a global pop sound. — Marianne Meyer, Washington Post

454
10/20/2008

FP member from an early age, New School Jazz studies grad, “confident, young singer… literate compositions* (NY Times), performs in NYC venues w/ several groups

453
10/20/2008

classically trained yet experimentally inclined harpist & poet plays eclectic repertoire w/ Celtic & Ukrainian/Eastern European overtones performing since 80s

452
09/30/2008
Chris Carpenter

long time FP member, treasure-trove of original songs & compositions on Irish cittern, mando and guitar; & plays beautiful Balkan polyrhythmic pieces and, of course, Irish tunes.

451
09/30/2008

pianist-guitarist from NYC writes songs about/from grit & inspiration within us, in styles all her own, born of symphonic music, jazz, rhythm & blues, gospel and rock’n’roll; also plays trad. New England contra dance music

450
09/04/2008

Built on the songwriting of Paul and Linda Ippolito; a mix of country blues, pop, folk and rock; the full band has been performing frequently

449
09/04/2008

performs frequently in NJ & NYC, playing classic & new rock covers & originals; uses love of all music as catalyst for new exciting original rhythms/melodies

448
08/11/2008

drumming & singing from a community club which teaches & performs Anlo-Ewe and other West African music & dance styles from Ghana, Togo & Benin

447
08/11/2008
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superb picking & vocals woven w/ well-crafted, powerful songs (that draw on wealth of experience from fascinating, well-traveled life) wide range of genres

446
07/23/2008
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legendary fingerstyle guitarist w/ long discography, composed dozens of tunes familiar to guitarists everywhere & authored many instructional books & videos.

445
07/23/2008
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legendary fingerstyle guitarist w/ long discography, composed dozens of tunes familiar to guitarists everywhere & authored many instructional books & videos.

444
07/01/2008
Jim West & Frank Sole

a duo of honored Folk Project elders: Jim, a prize-winning fiddler & songwriter, and Frank, a great, versatile guitarist, have played together for 30 years

443
07/01/2008
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Plum Run

Lisa Godino, singer/songwriter (guitar,18-wheeler) & Chuck Winch (banjo, fiddle, guitar, vocals; acoustic American music (particularly Civil War era & early string band) (show did not air due to audio problem)

442
06/19/2008

straight bluegrass with plenty of drive *…the way Bill Monroe or Carter Stanley conceived of it.* Striking original material; fresh takes on older songs

441
06/19/2008

Boston-based songwriter, at 29 has already won songwriting awards at Merlefest, Mountain Stage NewSong, Kerrville & Rocky Mountain Folks Festivals

440
05/21/2008

hot contemp jazz w/ Mintel piano (*urbane, intelligent improviser, arranger & composer*), Nelson Hill sax, Dave Antonow bass & Dave Mohn drums

439
05/21/2008

singer-songwriter: childhood in Iran, 1st guitar self-taught at 12, came USA & took classical lessons; Temple U. grad in Music Therapy, 1st CD on DTC Records, 2nd soon,

438
04/29/2008
Eclectic Consort

John & Kris Lamb & Andy Koenig (w/ cellist Liz Cabrera) play early music & more w/ dozens of strange instruments from Renaissance shawms & krumhorns to synthesizers.

437
04/29/2008
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unique and charismatic singer and songwriter, her original music is a skillful blend of acoustic/folk, pop, and world styles

436
04/16/2008

raised in N. Little Rock, AK, original Americana, Alt. Country & Roots music;1st place Americana/AAA 10th Annual Unisong Intern’l Songwriting Competition

435
04/16/2008

Music with the dirt left on, ‘Americ-kinda’ style — traditional American country and folk influences with strong Australian roots.

434
03/26/2008
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honors Jazz Studies grad of Wm. Paterson U., plays classical, jazz, blues & other guitar styles; also, shares accordion music of his native Republic of Georgia

433
03/26/2008

San Fran duo wowed us w/ unique sound singing orig. urban folk tales Fiddler Annie Staninec toured w/ David Grisman. Guitarist Alexei Wajchman, songwriter

432
02/21/2008

in ’07: Kerrville New Folk Finalists, Falcon Ridge Emerging Artists & NE, SW & Int’l Folk Alliance Formal Showcase Artists

431
02/21/2008
Laura Higgins

A gifted and uncompromising artist, Laura’s songs cannot be listened to passively. They grab your heart and force you to pay attention…her music and her story will touch you. — Jamie Reno, Newsweek correspondent

430
01/31/2008

w/ Ed Howe & Kevin O’Reilly make authentic Maine music, driven by lyrical fiddle melodies & hearty 3-part harmonies; a taste of Maine’s music, humor & stories

429
01/31/2008

powerful songs of humanity and hope, performances known for disarming honesty and humor; *might well be one of the greatest hidden treasures the Americana axis has…*

428
01/14/2008

unplugged set by Philly quintet (violin, 2 guitars, bass & drums) who rip thru hyper-complex original scores w/ influences from contemp. jazz & classical to heavy metal, dubbed *the next big thing* by Philly’s Citypaper

427
01/14/2008

renaissance woman: modern dance, ballet, actress, clown (Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit), her storytelling uses all her skills, venues incl. Kennedy Center

426
12/11/2007

rhythm & blues songwriter, vocalist & drummer, was in *A Taste Of Honey,* 1st Afro-American Band presented w/ a *Grammy Award* for *Best New Artist*

425
12/11/2007

true Chicago blues original on guitar, sax & vocals, innovative & often humorous songs that spring directly from his experience.

424
11/08/2007

Tina & Amy, fiddles; Margie, keyboard: Cape Breton style, trad. Irish/Scottish & all Celtic music; infectious, upbeat, foot-stomping reels, jigs & delicate airs.

423
11/08/2007
Doug MacLeod

overcame abuse & a crippling stutter, learned from the old blues masters, lived the life & survived to become a powerful live performer, gifted storyteller & songwriter

422
10/25/2007

Croatian Grandma’s stories led to 30 yrs of trad. folktales & fine original pieces; fine singer w/ guitar, banjo & spoons; USA, Great Britain & Ireland festival favorite

421
10/25/2007

Rex Fowler of Maine & Neal Shulman of NYC met at an *open mike* in Boston in ’71, joined forces & a’72 debut album on Elektra led to a continuing career

420
10/10/2007
Jim Murphy & the Pine Barons

amiable singer-songwriter w/stories of NJ fronts hot bluegrass band; 1st NJ artist in *America’s Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame*

419
10/10/2007

raised in Colorado Rockies, she got to Boston via Berklee College of Music scholarship; songwriter rooted in folk & country w/ pop sensibilities

418
09/04/2007

Megan Burleyson, Mamie Minch, Meg Reichardt & Karen Waltuch perform early blues, country, folk & parlor songs w/ great harmonies & joie de vivre

417
09/04/2007

Father of ukulele folk Hip Hop, very entertaining & uplifting; as teen found uke, at 23 wrote 1st ukulele rap song while working for clean air & soon had1st CD;

416
08/13/2007

after many years of success touring abroad, both w/ Mercury Rev & solo, home writing great songs about Kingston, NY, delivered w/ humble honesty & spirit

415
08/13/2007
Notorious

outstanding fiddler-vocalist Eden MacAdam-Somer & Larry Unger, composer, guitar & banjo, play exuberant trad & contemp acoustic music

414
07/10/2007
Sandie Reilly

our illustrious co-producer, sound tech, pinch-hit hostess & all-around superwoman steps from behind the scenes to showcase her wonderful singing & songwriting

413
07/10/2007

Sing Out! calls him *the most powerful songwriter in Ireland, if not the rest of the world.* a mesmerizing performing artist .

412
06/11/2007

Award-winning songwriter who tackles big eternal themes — love, death, food, laundry, etc. — with humor, lyricism & honesty that charms

411
06/11/2007

impressive credits including performances with renowned orchestras, she plays haunting melodies composed by her husband on musical saw or bells

410
05/21/2007

German jazz group w/vocals by daughter of Iranian emigrants, keyboard, bass & percussion; intense musical color & mystical Persian lyrics

409
05/21/2007

Folk Project’s latest songbird with a brand new CD; one FP fan said, *She sounds like Joan Baez… only better.*

408
05/03/2007
Peter James

sings eccentric songs of arcane experiences and dark characters. Johnny Walker and Philip Morris were his voice teachers

407
05/03/2007

really caught good attention at NERFA. Great writer, young, on the electric edge of folk; 2X Kerrville New Folk Finalist

406
04/23/2007

composer & fingerstyle guitarist on 6 & 12-string; driving rhythm & groove, innovative fretwork, compelling compositions to soulful ballads.

405
04/23/2007

best known for his songs describing the mining culture, society and people of his native Northeast England

404
03/27/2007

singer-songwriter-guitarist plays * Celtic-influenced folk* w/ fiddler of Klezmatics & celtic band, Whirligig

403
03/27/2007

accomplished fingerstyle guitarist, adept at blues, rags, hot country picking, and skilled singer and songwriter

402
01/25/2007

speaks the language of guitars — as a solo Artist on Windham Hill, with 22 years experience as sideman & 6 years as a Luthier’s assistant

401
01/25/2007

Latin American artists from various musical backgrounds performing ancient Andean music & contemporary music of different Latin American regions.

400
01/18/2007

Chris & Lorin (Their more famous brother is Peter.) Sandie: *Great early classic rock feel, fun, funny awesome harmonies, solid musicians.*

399
01/18/2007

light-hearted Canadian acoustic folk-pop 5-piece, known for hot pickin’, genre-bending originals of Murray D. Evans & extraordinary 4-part harmonies

398
11/30/2006

nuclear engineer now full-time roots-acoustic player, honors in 8 nat’l songwriting contests; ’05 over 250 gigs; 1st prize ’06 Pacific Songwriting

397
11/30/2006

songwriters Michele Rubin & Rick Gedney *masterful mix of instruments & the finest country/folk/rock harmonies since the Everly Bros.* Acoustic Live in NYC

396
11/15/2006

perhaps the best new songwriter…in the last 15 years… iconoclastic style sets him apart…yet quite accessible. Sing Out!

395
11/15/2006

2003 saw his 2nd CD *The Waitress* and he won the prestigious New Folk competition in Kerrville, TX & set CD sales records there

394
10/12/2006

down-home storytelling singer-songwriter transplanted to NYC from Tennessee, accompanied by Appalachian dulcimer or guitar

393
10/12/2006

Unassuming blues heroine… one of the nation’s premier fingerstyle blues guitarists.–All Music Guide to the Blues

392
09/06/2006

David Buskin, Rob Carlson & George Wurzbach are 3 hilarious singer-songwriters & great musicians: Crosby, Stills & Nash meet Marx Bros.

391
09/06/2006

winner of the coveted *Agranoff Imperative*, roots & blues on the edge, *one of the best of a new generation* All Music Guide

390
08/21/2006

06 ASCAPlus award winner, ’05 Kerrville New Folk finalist,

389
08/21/2006

singer songwriter Mark Brown’s band (pedal-steel man Fooch Fischetti, bassist John Hughes & drummer Dean Jones), quirky Americana

388
08/01/2006

compelling, easy-going folk pop songs, supple vocals, smart arrangements, and sharp storytelling

387
08/01/2006
Ema

multi-instrumentalist & composer with formal training in anthropology who has spent most of his career exploring musical traditions of South Africa

386
07/12/2006

lap slide guitar, originals drawn from rural blues, gospel and country with tasty percussion ;

385
07/12/2006

fiddler/banjoist Walt Koken, fiddler Clare Milliner, banjoist Pete Peterson & guitarist Kellie Allen expertly play & sing old-timey .

384
06/15/2006

There is a spirit in his music that is simultaneously sacred, celebratory and solidly grounded in tradition… (Seattle Folklore Society)

383
06/15/2006

street chorus, preferred venue a picket line, to lift spirits of people engaged in struggle

382
05/15/2006

NJ-born former staff songwriter for ABC/Dunhill, Laurel Canyon Music & Castle Hill Music; a personable guy w/ sweet country songs

381
04/27/2006

traditional American & original folk, finger-picked instrumentals, vocals, claw-hammer banjo & flat-foots, fiddles and sings all at once.

380
04/27/2006

from Asheville, NC, unique retro sound of vintage music with modern energy flowing between original songs and old hokum numbers

379
04/13/2006

unique blues & One Man Roadhouse Show, 1st to busk Seattle’s Pike Place Market, winner 1st Annual Amsterdam Street Performers Contest

378
04/13/2006

aka Alan Davidson of Aberdeen, Scotland with more than 20 LPs, 7*s, cassettes and CDs since 1990

377
03/27/2006

Erik Balkey & Laurie MacAllister perform rootsy originals (Erik & several co-writers) with social subject matter

376
03/27/2006
Bernie Libster

a regular at Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC, featured teller at NJ Storytelling Festival

375
03/09/2006

songsmith & blues singer from Austin Texas, hot on guitar, slide guitar, mandolin, guitar-banjo, has toured extensively

374
03/09/2006

2 hot guitar-mandolin-uke-picking,singers making music with hillbilly/smarty-pants/country blues aesthetic & manic intensity

373
02/23/2006

very clean & snappy fingerstyle blues & rags, unique original tunes & vocals not too shabby either; sounds even better in person than on CD

372
02/23/2006

local folkie supergroup w/ great harmonies & tight arr. (Ken Galipeau, Ev McNally, Jeff Loy, Mark Schaffer & Andy Koenig)

371
01/17/2006

klezmer/bluegrass fusion with Margot Leverett on clarinet, Barry Mitterhoff on mandolin & Joe Selly on guitar

370
01/17/2006
Rev. Truman Goines

highly original upbeat east coast acoustic blues derivative of the Sourland region of Amwell Valley, NJ

369
12/12/2005
Mike Truitt

Sandie found this guy playing on the boardwalk in Ocean City, MD; awesome harmonica style, fine guitar-picking, very unique singer-songwriter-personality

368
12/12/2005

award-winning strange guitar playing and even stranger songwriting w/ Greg Anderson (guitar/bass) & Sarah Milanovich (fiddle/ bouzouki)

367
11/10/2005

Lisa’s expressive voice with Fred’s beautifully rich cello is a wonderfully satisfying listening experience

366
11/10/2005

son of a ragtime pianist, he took to the keys at 5, is now a guitar-playing singer-songwriter in demand, logging 200+ performances a year

365
10/25/2005
The Luminescent Orchestrii

gypsy melodies, salty tangos, rocking klezmer, haunting Balkan harmony, hip-hop beats & Appalachian fiddle, skill level is virtuosic.

364
10/25/2005

a musical pied piper; quick, nimble, and wonderfully crazy. He tickles my melodic funny-bone. *one of the best songwriters today!* –Pete Seeger

363
09/22/2005
The Moonlighters

2 singers, 2 ukuleles, upright bass & steel guitar playing originals & swinging Hawaiian tunes from the 20s&30s

362
09/22/2005

the guts of Irish traditional instrumental music (Irish flute & guitar) and the vocal grace of today’s most literate songwriters

361
09/13/2005
Ditt Ditt Darium

2 vocalists & two fiddlers, all graduates of the program for traditional Swedish music at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm

360
09/13/2005

fiddlers Emma Reid and Alicia Bj?rnsdotter Abrams, both with broad musical backgrounds in the traditions of Sweden, Shetland and England

359
08/25/2005

music from the northern Appalachians, Celtic and Old Time Americana, Beverley Conrad & Luke Glick play fiddle & drum

358
08/25/2005

Laurie MacAllister, Abbie Gardner & Carolann Solebello harmonize over guitar, banjo, mandolin & dobro old-time to pop & comtemp

357
07/28/2005

gifted & spirited singer-songwriter with a smoky voice from a famously musical family, with Cadence Carol on guitar & vocals

356
07/28/2005
Dugan's Hooligans

excellent performance by local Irish family band featuring their two talented children on fiddle, harp & penny whistle, Dad on bohran, Mom on 2nd harp

355
05/16/2005

an old FP friend, her voice *stunningly clear and fine*, talented on guitar & banjo; created a comfy niche in the consciousness/folk music world

354
05/16/2005

award-winning singer-songwriter guitarist from Alabama a bit like a more country music influenced James Taylor sound.

353
04/18/2005
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Singer-songwriter known first as a bass and tuba player, for 10 years recorded & toured with Bonnie Raitt, many recordings and tours with artists from John Mayall, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Maria Muldaur & Ringo Starr to T.V. gigs on Saturday Night Live

352
04/18/2005
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backed John Belushi’s *Joe Cocker* imitation at a party for Paul McCartney, opened for the Beach Boys on a national tour, sang back-up for Andy Gibb for 2 years, wrote 2 Number One Country chart hits

351
04/07/2005
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traditional Irish music & great originals in a traditional style by 5 guys from the Philly area on an assortment of instruments

350
04/07/2005

…one of the most poetic, literate and powerfully moving… singer-songwriters to emerge … in the last few years –Peter, Paul and Mary;

349
03/14/2005

award-winning songs, whiskeyed voice mixed with spoken word pieces, stories from the road, and even a bit of American history

348
03/14/2005

extraordinary French finger-style guitarist and singer-songwriter from England combining blues & jazz with European, Middle Eastern & Russian influences.

347
02/03/2005

Massachusetts balladeer and songstress with impressive command of a wide range of traditional and contemporary material

346
02/03/2005

internationally recognized master of the National Steel guitar in many musical styles & a gifted singer & entertainer

345
01/19/2005

winner of the NYC Battle of the Funny Bands, his song about Einstein’s brain alone is worth the price of admission

344
11/17/2004

their songs recorded by Pat Benatar (worldwide Top 5 hit *We Belong*), The Bangles, The Four Tops, Dave Edmunds & The Temptations among others. For over a decade, they have written, recorded, toured & sung gorgeous harmonies

343
11/17/2004
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their songs recorded by Pat Benatar (worldwide Top 5 hit *We Belong*), The Bangles, The Four Tops, Dave Edmunds & The Temptations among others. For over a decade, they have written, recorded, toured & sung gorgeous harmonies

342
11/10/2004

Originally from Germany.ohn Lennon songwriting contest 1st & 2nd prize winner.finalist in USA Songwriting Competition & Falcon Ridge New Artist Showcase.

341
11/10/2004

outstanding old-time banjoist, piano player, singer, and songwriter performs spooky ballads, consistent with his family roots deep in Appalachia

340
10/25/2004
Crewe of Bedlam

Peter Stampfel (best known as half of Holy Modal Rounders), John Guth & Jeannie Scofield regale viewers with contagious enthusiasm for their oddball beatnik take on folk music

339
10/25/2004

a sweet-voiced singer-songwriter with a *child of the 60’s* bio too far out to condense, so check it out at her website; great songs & stories;

338
09/09/2004

Witty originals from accordian- & guitar-backed vocal duo. Tom Paxton: ‘…I think I’ve spent the first thirty years trying to be as funny as Tom Lehrer and the last part will be trying to be as funny as the Berrymans. They don’t come any funnier than that…’

337
09/09/2004

blew us away at NERFA; *a modern day Australian troubadour, a wry but passionate commentator on our small planet and the small bipeds who think they run it.* Barfly Magazine (Australia)

336
08/05/2004

warm personality with amazing photos, recordings & stories of music around the world, ends with beautiful Japanese flute piece

335
08/05/2004
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great singer-songwriter with an engaging, easy-going personality and strong political songs as well as more personal material

334
06/24/2004
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Dave Cornell

very funny songs & great delivery in a booming baritone accentuated by tasteful concertina squeezing. (An FP regular and a genuine folk original!)

333
06/24/2004

I’ll Fly Away in O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, performed at the first Newport Folk Festival and sang in the original production of Woody Guthrie’s Bound for Glory.

332
06/16/2004

singer-songwriter storyteller with strong songs in a variety of styles, accompanied by his great finger-style guitar-work

331
06/16/2004
Blue Monk

foot-tapping music from 5 Mendham HS students doing cool originals in a tight jam band format with their own great sound

330
05/26/2004
Jorge Renderos

Salvadoran singer and songwriter with long history as a labor and liberation activist in El Salvador and the U.S.

329
05/26/2004
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…Dazzling and technically flawless finger style guitar at its most listenable …blurs the lines between jazz, blues, classical, and world music. Sing Out!

328
04/20/2004

a mix of folk, celtic and blues-inspired tunes with multiple instrument changes interspersed with off-beat humor and wry observations

327
03/29/2004

Doris Muramatsu, Tammy Greenstein, and Nate Borofsky, *an infectious combination of rock music, folk songs, classical roots, punk sensibilities and just plain fun.* Hartford Courant

326
03/29/2004

A young singer-songwriter from DC area, she brings a soulful voice, well beyond her years, and combines it with her percussive guitar style to make a powerhouse performance

325
02/17/2004

North NJ Keyboardist who has appeared on some impressive stages, John fuses current technology with Jazz and classical backgrounds to a become modern day one man band with a *black tie*

324
02/17/2004
Andy Cohen & Jean Farnworth

American roots, blues, gospel & ragtime on guitar, banjo & fiddle; *just make up a pack of lies & I will follow along*

323
01/28/2004
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North Jersey singer-songwriter with a penchant for writing catchy songs that get you singing along right before they hit you with some powerful images

322
01/28/2004

Trio from Italy. They call it Celtic *between tradition and innovation*, but I would describe it more like magical fairy tale music…quite charming.

321
12/29/2003
Beautiful Collision

Mendham HS students, Debbie Neigher & Emily Mavraganis, with original harmony vocal music accompanied by keys & guitar; Melody Litwin’s top pick

320
12/29/2003

an environmental engineer-turned-songwriter, he sings with the smooth and slightly smoky voice of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.

319
11/25/2003

a NJ singer-songwriter whose music has been described as *a drunken meeting of Cole Porter and Tom Lehrer.*

318
11/25/2003

outstanding tunesmith & guitar fingerpicker, who has recorded and/or toured with Billy Joel, Al Kooper & Eric Anderson

317
10/13/2003

songwriters Brian Gundersdorf, Katie Graybeal & Pat Klink bring songs of fascinating characters and stories.

316
10/13/2003
Flapjack

Old Time Canadian Bush Swing! Flapjack will take you from the Log Cabin, dress you up in Sunday best and treat you to a night on the town.

315
10/01/2003
Jaia Suri

sure-footed, mercurial and hypnotic. (Sing Out!) She tours almost non-stop in a truck running on kitchen grease & plays cool plunky banjo, too!

314
10/01/2003
Andrew Dunn

FP’s own charming *young fogie* singer-songwriter with a new CD out & a new baby at home

313
08/28/2003
Lew Hollander

singer-songwriter, cute old codger, long-standing member of the NJ folk community, his songs are well-crafted and professionally presented.

312
08/28/2003
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Sweden’s leading traditional player of chromatic nyckelharpa, having twice won the title World Champion ;

311
08/04/2003
Jean Rohe & Ilusha Tsinadze

young folk duo with great voices & unique originals, accompanied by Ilusha’s very fine guitar work

310
08/04/2003

vocal acoustic joy! wife/husband duo with unmatched spirit, stunning voices and intelligent harmonies

309
07/02/2003

award-winning songwriter, guitarist and mountain dulcimer player known for her crystalline alto voice

308
07/02/2003

native of Fall River, Massachusetts and his unique songwriting & personality are infused with its blue collar cultural perspectives

307
06/25/2003

energetic, edgy, English songwriter, multi-instrumentalist with a vast mixture of musical influences: troubadour, Vaudevillian, storyteller

306
06/25/2003

energetic, edgy, English songwriter, multi-instrumentalist with a vast mixture of musical influences: troubadour, Vaudevillian, storyteller

305
05/27/2003

very personable grammy award-winning percussionist, reported to be the world’s greatest frame drummer, with songwriter & scat vocalist partner

304
05/27/2003

very spirited trio of Margo Hennebach, Adrienne Jones & Mark Saunders, with glorious 3-part harmonies, various guitars, piano & bass

303
05/13/2003

so good we taped a 2 shows with this 40-year veteran of the road, a joyously reckless performer at the meeting ground of traditional and contemporary

302
05/13/2003

so good we taped a 2 shows with this 40-year veteran of the road, a joyously reckless performer at the meeting ground of traditional and contemporary

301
05/13/2003
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funky rootsy originals by this Brooklyn-based Americana trio great hamonica playing

300
04/29/2003

to plug his a new solo acoustic CD of blues and ragtime by our old friend, an amazingly talented local performer;

299
04/29/2003

from Ottowa, Ontario playing devotional and love songs, lively dance tunes, incorporating traditional East Indian styles with western influences

298
04/22/2003

As a celebration of our 350th episode, Ralph shares his story and songs with Rik Palieri acting as host/interviewer; this show will also be aired as part of Rik’s own TV series in Vermont, which was inspired in part by our show

297
04/22/2003

a unique folksinger, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist (including mouthbow & Polish bagpipes) who hangs out with Utah, Pete, hobos, cowboys & gypsies

296
03/25/2003
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singer/songwriter/comedienne & baton twirler, one of modern folk music’s most popular entertainers with 14 solo & 16 group albums to her credit Sorry, these shows are not available due to technical difficulties.

295
03/25/2003
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singer/songwriter/comedienne & baton twirler, one of modern folk music’s most popular entertainers with 14 solo & 16 group albums to her credit Sorry, these shows are not available due to technical difficulties.

294
02/25/2003
Well Tempered String Band

very spirited traditional old-timey trio from PA. Don’t miss Slobberchops

293
02/25/2003

amusing & original down home songwriter, who sings about his life growing up on a pig farm in Secaucus, NJ

292
01/28/2003
Norris

well-traveled African-American multi-instrumental songwriter & roots performer, in ’75 Tracy Schwarz, et al backed him on his LP, now on CD from Bear Family

291
11/26/2002

African roots inspired, jazzy original acoustic music by a very peace-full charismatic banjo & mandolin picking singer and his musical friends

290
11/26/2002

great singer-songwriter with a jolly-spirited personality “discovered” by Sandie Reilly at the Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist Showcase

289
10/22/2002

great music to mellow you out. Best Female Artist & Best Song by the Courier News — 14th Annual Makin’ Waves Awards (3/28/02)

288
08/27/2002
Siobhan and Willie Kelly with Regan Wick

impeccably played traditional Irish fiddle and flute music from local expert teachers with an award-winning step dancer & keyboard player

287
08/27/2002

rhythm, movement, song and spoken word influenced deeply by long study of West African hand drumming.

286
07/23/2002
Xiannian Xiao

amazing master of hammer dulcimer and Musical Director of Wossing Center for Chinese Arts based in Chinatown, NYC (with translator Julie Tay)

285
01/28/2003
Chuck Easter & New Atlantis

story-telling poetry set to original music

284
06/25/2002

Tom and Nuni Walsh with history, show & tell, a little playing & hula demonstration

283
06/25/2002
Tom Picard

Captain of NJ Songwriters Circle, sweet guy and writer of some great new songs

282
05/28/2002

from Morris County, 4-piece band playing very spirited traditional Irish music with a sense of humor;

281
05/28/2002
L.E. McCullough

Celtic-World music innovator, master of penny whistle & flute;

280
04/30/2002
Arlon Bennett

award-winning songwriter from Princeton

279
04/30/2002
TChin

Native American flute, crafts, jokes & storytelling

278
03/26/2002
Ernie Hawkins

very sharp ragtime & blues guitar-picking from this Pittsburg-based virtuoso, who studied with Rev. Gary Davis and other early guitar masters

277
03/26/2002
Tom Barth

inventor of the Tommyhawk full-sounding small scale travel guitar carved from one block of wood, songwriter, good guy, and goofball

276
02/26/2002
Kathy Moser returns

a unique & feisty singer-songwriter visiting us again supporting her newest recording

275
02/26/2002
Jim Walker

a regular at Minstrel’s Open Stage whose sweet voice and guitar strumming complement his repertoire of old folk songs

274
01/29/2002
Deni Bonet

Lilith Fair artist, singer/writer of fun songs & classically-trained violinist; original cast member for 7 years with syndicated radio show, Mountain Stage

273
01/29/2002
Chuk Fowler Trio

mellow & joyous NY based jazz composer-pianist selected showcase artist for 2002 Folk Alliance convention

272
11/27/2001
Rosetta

from folk to baroque, quartet playing traditional Irish, British Isles, Spanish & Early music; a good-humored, stand-out performance

271
11/27/2001
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Erik Balkey

sad, sweet melodies and riveting delivery mark the performances of this Philly songwriter; his introductions show a wry sense of humor

270
10/23/2001
Big Road

Al Podber, Rick Eisenberg & Myriam Valle, sing spirited harmonies & play a variety of stringed instruments to recreate a historical trio blues sound that never was.

269
10/23/2001
Peggy Seeger

a lovely person, legendary feminist songwriter, folksinger, multi-instrumentalist & sister of Pete & Mike; 45 years of concerts, 20 solo & over 100 joint recordings

268
09/25/2001
Psych-a-Billy

trio from the wilds of PA, slap-happy urban hillbilly blues-grass driven by hot string bass, guitar, harmonica, vocals & sound effects

267
09/25/2001
Aerial Acoustics

return visit from two outstanding guitarists, one on classical guitar, one on steel-string, with originals blending New Age, jazz, classical and folk

266
08/28/2001
Andy & Denise

cute & personable couple with strong originals and great harmonies, delivered with power and verve

265
08/28/2001

Mendham High School Junior with a strong sweet voice (reminiscent of Joni Mitchell), unique guitar style, and a new CD of originals

264
07/24/2001

has just released a great CD with his new songs, plus several cuts recorded by his grandfather, a banjoist;

263
07/24/2001

an extraordinarily talented songwriter-performer, who gets audiences singing along while he bangs on an assortment of recycled garbage

262
07/03/2001

Maria Woodford & Alex Radus travelled 30,000 highway miles coast to coast in 2000, played countless venues, including Augusta Heritage Fest, now their first duo CD.

261
07/03/2001

daughter of the late great Harry Chapin, sultry voiced singer of cool jazz originals backed by a master of string bass

260
05/22/2001

on tour from Wisconsin with an amazing resume, voice, guitar chops, songwriting & sound engineering talents; check her website:

259
05/22/2001

engaging singer-songwriter, a fixture in the New Brunswick music scene, with two new CDs out

258
05/01/2001
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strong performance of folk-pop originals from a charming young participant in Jack Hardy’s songwriter’s group

257
05/01/2001
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a great set of his Celtic bard mystic songs from a trio led by a legend

256
03/27/2001

Fresh from triumphant performance at Minstrel, not to mention Kerrville, The Bottom Line, and a standing ovation opening for Cyndi Lauper

255
03/27/2001

proprietress of *The Radio Thrift Shop* Saturdays on WFMU, she sings her own brand of folk-country and has a CD on Diesel Only

254
02/27/2001

America’s singing Poet creates funny songs on any theme; opened for Liberace & performed at The White House 4 times

253
02/27/2001

FP’s own curmudgeon, playing fingerpicked guitar, concertina, a recitation, plugging his new CD, *Or Would You Rather Get a Job?*

252
01/23/2001
Peter Szego

minstrel period banjo style: collector, historian, performer with a history lesson and demonstration

251
01/23/2001
Princeton Songwriters

Brian McArdle and Luke Liddy share some great songs and info about the songwriters’ group

250
11/28/2000

appearing as 250th Show Band w/ Andy Goessling on zither, mando, reeds, Bob Sacchi on bass sax & tuba & Ralph

249
11/28/2000

great folkie songwriter & congenial former Sing Out! editor shares originals from his new album

248
09/26/2000
Grover Kemble returns

hep cat shares some of his older material

247
09/26/2000
Odessa Klezmer Band

lively tunes on accordion, clarinet & drum

246
08/22/2000

friendly trio playing very sly originals in a traditional. jugband-blues kinda groove, from easy swaying to foot-stompers

245
08/22/2000
Joanna Mell

enchanting Neo-Celtic harp music, songs, stories, and a charming personality

244
07/25/2000