"... Horses Sing None of It!"  Programs

The Folk Project
Att: Ralph Litwin
PO Box 41
Mendham, NJ 07945

"...Horses Sing None of It began in 1989.
Shows taped since 1993 are still circulated to cable TV networks


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Nov 18, 2015

Diane Perry Band

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. "... stood out as an astonishing musician both on the violin and in vocals... She is a natural." Mike Agranoff


Nov 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 Philladelphia to New York to Albany and Boston.


Oct 19, 2015

Arthur Sherry

“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.”


Oct 01, 2015

Stuart Fuchs

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


Sep 14, 2015

Bill Hall w/ Scott Nelson

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.


Sep 14, 2015

Brandon Broderick

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.


Jul 22, 2015

Mark Allen Berube

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


Jul 22, 2015

Robinson Treacher

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.


Jun 22, 2015

Rich Siegel

Pianist, Vocalist, Musical Director, Bandleader, Songwriter


Jun 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.


May 14, 2015

Ken (the Rocket) Korb

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.


Apr 30, 2015

Amanda Duncan

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.


Apr 16, 2015

Alex Radus Trio

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.


Apr 16, 2015

Gerry and Olga

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.


Mar 12, 2015

The Zuni Mountain Boys

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


Mar 12, 2015

M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio

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


Feb 03, 2015

Brad Cole

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


Feb 03, 2015

The A.L.L. Trio

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.


Jan 06, 2015

Gathering Time

(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


Jan 06, 2015

Jay Johnston w/Vern Warta

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.


Dec 01, 2014

Scott Krokoff

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.


Dec 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;


Nov 06, 2014

Piedmont Bluz

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


Nov 06, 2014

Juggernaut String Band

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.


Oct 16, 2014

Yankee Rebels

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.


Oct 16, 2014

Ted Yoder

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


Oct 06, 2014

Ron Renninger

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


Oct 06, 2014

Two-Thirds Goat

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


Sep 17, 2014

Harry Noble & Jess Bardwell

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"


Sep 17, 2014

David Falcone

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


Aug 07, 2014

Marci Geller

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


Aug 07, 2014

Avi Wisnia

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.


Jul 07, 2014

The Spook Handy Band

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.


Jul 07, 2014

The Levins

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.


Jun 09, 2014

Besides Daniel

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.


Jun 09, 2014

Tom Feldman

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.


May 28, 2014

Spuyten Duyvil

(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.


May 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


May 05, 2014

Brooks Williams

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."


May 05, 2014

The Healing Project

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.


Apr 15, 2014

April Mae & the June Bugs

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.


Apr 15, 2014

Elm Treason

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.


Mar 10, 2014

Kim and Reggie Harris

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.


Mar 10, 2014

Henry Gross

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'


Mar 03, 2014

Mike Herz

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.


Mar 03, 2014

Anthony Walker

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.


Jan 07, 2014

Victoria Watts

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.


Jan 07, 2014

Mark Brine

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


Dec 04, 2013

Jack Tannehill & Renee Paddock

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.


Dec 04, 2013

Ronstadt Generations

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.


Nov 07, 2013

Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards

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


Nov 07, 2013

Queen Esther

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.


Oct 15, 2013

Hiroya Tsukamoto & Pete Kennedy

(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


Oct 15, 2013

Steve Kunzman

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


Sep 19, 2013

Kendy Gable Band

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.


Sep 19, 2013

Frank Fotusky

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.


Aug 29, 2013

Gordon Thomas Ward

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.


Aug 29, 2013

Don Slepian

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.


Jul 17, 2013

Walt Koken & Clare Milliner

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


Jun 24, 2013

Son Lewis

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)


Jun 24, 2013

Sarah Donner

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


Jun 12, 2013

Joe Jencks

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.


Jun 12, 2013

Brother Sun

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.


May 20, 2013

Wool & Grant

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".


May 20, 2013

The Long Hill String Band

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.


Apr 18, 2013

Grover Kemble & Za Zu Zaz

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


Apr 18, 2013

John Sonntag

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.


Mar 13, 2013

The Wag

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.


Mar 13, 2013

Bob McNally

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.


Feb 25, 2013

Brotherhood of the Jugband Blues (AKA BroJug)

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


Feb 25, 2013

Plum Run

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


Jan 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


Jan 17, 2013

Dan Pelletier

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


Dec 11, 2012

The Four O'clock Flowers

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.


Dec 11, 2012

The Whiskey Spitters

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)


Nov 26, 2012

Nikolay Kolev

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


Nov 26, 2012

East River String Band

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)


Oct 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.


Oct 24, 2012

Rachel Marie

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.


Sep 27, 2012

Buzz Turner

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


Sep 27, 2012

April Verch

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


Sep 05, 2012

Elaine Romanelli

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.


Sep 05, 2012

Carolyn Messina

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


Aug 14, 2012

The Folk Goddesses

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.


Aug 14, 2012

Chasing June

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


Jul 25, 2012

Jeff Saxon

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


Jul 25, 2012

Scott Hallock Trio

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


Jun 27, 2012

Caroline Cutroneo with Mara Levine

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.


Jun 27, 2012

Mara Levine with Caroline Cutroneo

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.


May 30, 2012

Scott Alarik

"…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)


Apr 24, 2012

Strike the Bell

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


Apr 24, 2012

Honor Finnegan

“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


Mar 21, 2012

Chuck Schaeffer

(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.


Mar 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.


Mar 14, 2012

Karen Kamenetsky

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.


Mar 14, 2012

Beau Borrero

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


Feb 02, 2012

Mark D. Conklin

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


Feb 02, 2012

Michael Prysock

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.


Jan 17, 2012

Denny Tilton Trio

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.


Jan 17, 2012

Robby Hecht

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.


Jan 04, 2012

Nat Janoff

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


Jan 04, 2012

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb

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)


Nov 29, 2011

Rachel Streich & Katie Weiss

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.


Nov 29, 2011

Liv & Jordy

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.


Nov 09, 2011

Dave Kleiner & Liz Pagan

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


Nov 09, 2011

Dee DeJulio

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


Oct 11, 2011

Zoe Mulford

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


Oct 11, 2011

Nick Annis

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)


Oct 05, 2011

Jeremy Kittel Band

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


Oct 05, 2011

Sharon Goldman

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


Aug 18, 2011

Cassie Peterson

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


Aug 18, 2011

Rachel Persaud

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


Jul 19, 2011

Hiroya Tsukamoto

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


Jul 19, 2011

Carla Ulbrich

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


Jun 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"


Jun 15, 2011

Bruce Kunkel

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


May 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.


May 25, 2011

North Sea Gas

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


May 04, 2011

The Lords Of Lichtenstein

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


May 04, 2011

Alan Friend

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


Apr 26, 2011

Gathering Time

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


Apr 26, 2011

The Edna Project

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.


Mar 10, 2011

Burning Bridget Cleary

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


Mar 10, 2011

Larry Siegel

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


Nov 23, 2010

Anne Price with Steve Suffet

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


Nov 23, 2010

Steve Suffet with Anne Price

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


Oct 28, 2010

Free Advice

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


Oct 28, 2010

Kathy Moser

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


Oct 12, 2010

The Dust Busters

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


Oct 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


Sep 16, 2010

Laura Birdsong Trio

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?


Sep 16, 2010

Acoustic Eidolon

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.


Aug 24, 2010

Caren Kennedy & Michael Ghiggen

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


Aug 24, 2010

Jessica Kane

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


Aug 12, 2010

David Gans

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


Aug 12, 2010

David Gans

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


Jul 13, 2010

Fred Gillen, Jr

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)


Jul 13, 2010

Seth Glier

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.?


Jun 10, 2010

Blue Plate Special

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


Jun 10, 2010

George Mann

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


May 25, 2010

Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers

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


May 25, 2010

Richard Stillman

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


Apr 21, 2010

Chris Ayer

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


Apr 21, 2010

Gar Francis Band

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.


Mar 10, 2010

Helen Levin

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"


Mar 10, 2010

Robert Hill Band

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


Feb 03, 2010

Ken Galipeau

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


Feb 03, 2010

Blaire Reinhard Band

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"


Jan 05, 2010

Kathleen Pemble

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


Jan 05, 2010

Czechoslovak American Marionette Theatre

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


Dec 07, 2009

Loretta Hagen

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


Dec 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.


Nov 24, 2009

Christopher Welch & Friends

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


Nov 24, 2009

Kofi and Sankofa Drum & Dance Ensemble

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.


Nov 02, 2009

Peter Biedermann acoustic

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


Nov 02, 2009

Tony Vacca

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


Oct 05, 2009

Bill Griese

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


Sep 14, 2009

Mr. Lemuel's Red Mill Serenaders

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


Sep 14, 2009

Barry McCabe

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


Aug 13, 2009

Clarence Bucaro

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


Jul 15, 2009

Porter Block

?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;


Jul 15, 2009

David Jones

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


Jun 15, 2009

Martin Swinger

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


May 11, 2009

Beaucoup Blue

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


May 11, 2009

Stephane Wrembel

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.


Apr 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.


Apr 27, 2009

Rich LaPierre

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


Apr 01, 2009

Danielle Miraglia

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


Apr 01, 2009

Marc Ribler

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)


Feb 05, 2009

Jacob Johnson

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


Feb 05, 2009

Bob Conroy & Norm Pederson

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


Jan 14, 2009

Redentor Jiminez

(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.


Jan 14, 2009

Andy Scott (AKA Goat)

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


Dec 03, 2008

J.B. Kline

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!


Dec 03, 2008

Bob Wright & Harbortown Revue

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


Nov 05, 2008

Randall Williams

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


Nov 05, 2008

Jann Klose

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


Oct 20, 2008

Jean Rohe

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


Oct 20, 2008

Odarka Polanskyj Stockert

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


Sep 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.


Sep 30, 2008

Eve Rantzer

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


Sep 04, 2008

Ippy and the Project

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


Sep 04, 2008

Mark J. Goldberg

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


Aug 11, 2008

Alokli West African Music

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


Aug 11, 2008

Ron Renninger

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


Jul 23, 2008


Stefan Grossman

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


Jul 23, 2008


Stefan Grossman

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


Jul 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


Jul 01, 2008

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)


Jun 19, 2008

Straight Drive

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


Jun 19, 2008

Meg Hutchinson

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


May 21, 2008

Eric Mintel Quartet

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


May 21, 2008

Roia Rafieyan

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,


Apr 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.


Apr 29, 2008

Lara Herscovitch

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


Apr 16, 2008

Robert Hill

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


Apr 16, 2008

Audrey Auld Mezera

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


Mar 26, 2008

Ilusha Tsinadze

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


Mar 26, 2008

Blind Willies

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


Feb 21, 2008

Siobhan Quinn & Michael Bowers

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


Feb 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


Jan 31, 2008

Dave Rowe Trio

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


Jan 31, 2008

John Flynn

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...*


Jan 14, 2008

Normal Love

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


Jan 14, 2008

Julie Pasqual

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


Dec 11, 2007

Donald Ray Johnson

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


Dec 11, 2007

Maurice John Vaughn

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


Nov 08, 2007


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


Nov 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


Oct 25, 2007

Dan Keding

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


Oct 25, 2007

Aztec Two-Step

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


Oct 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*


Oct 10, 2007

Gabrielle Louise

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


Sep 04, 2007

Roulette Sisters

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


Sep 04, 2007

Jon Braman

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;


Aug 13, 2007

Adam Snyder

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


Aug 13, 2007


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


Jul 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


Jul 10, 2007

Tommy Sands

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


Jun 11, 2007

Zoe Mulford

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


Jun 11, 2007

Natalia Paruz

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


May 21, 2007


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


May 21, 2007

Christine DeLeon

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


May 03, 2007

Peter James

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


May 03, 2007

Jason Spooner Trio

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


Apr 23, 2007

Michael Young

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


Apr 23, 2007

Jez Lowe & the Bad Pennies

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


Mar 27, 2007

Pamela Wyn Shannon & Lisa Gutkin

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


Mar 27, 2007

Little Toby Walker

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


Jan 25, 2007

Sean Harkness

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


Jan 25, 2007

Eco Del Sur

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


Jan 18, 2007

Rowan Brothers

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


Jan 18, 2007

Dust Poets

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


Nov 30, 2006

David LaFleur

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


Nov 30, 2006

Open Book

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


Nov 15, 2006

Danny Schmidt

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


Nov 15, 2006

Jonathan Byrd

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


Oct 12, 2006

David Massengill

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


Oct 12, 2006

Mary Flower

Unassuming blues heroine... one of the nation's premier fingerstyle blues guitarists.--All Music Guide to the Blues


Sep 06, 2006

Modern Man

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


Sep 06, 2006

David Jacobs-Strain

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


Aug 21, 2006

Gregg Cagno

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


Aug 21, 2006

Uncle Buckle

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


Aug 01, 2006

John Sonntag

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


Aug 01, 2006


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


Jul 12, 2006

Pat Wictor & Cheryl Prashker

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


Jul 12, 2006

Orpheus Supertones

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


Jun 15, 2006

Joe Crookston

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


Jun 15, 2006

Solidarity Singers of NJ Industrial Union Council

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


May 15, 2006

Rich Deans

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


Apr 27, 2006

Jay Smar

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


Apr 27, 2006

Mad Tea Party

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


Apr 13, 2006

PK Dwyer

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


Apr 13, 2006

Kitchen Cynics

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


Mar 27, 2006

Mission Street Project

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


Mar 27, 2006

Bernie Libster

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


Mar 09, 2006

Steve James with Del Ray

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


Mar 09, 2006

Del Ray with Steve James

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


Feb 23, 2006

Frank Fotusky

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


Feb 23, 2006


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


Jan 17, 2006

The Klezmer Mountain Trio

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


Jan 17, 2006

Rev. Truman Goines

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


Dec 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


Dec 12, 2005

Joe Giacoio Trio

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


Nov 10, 2005

Lisa Moscatiello & Fred Lieder

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


Nov 10, 2005

Peter Spink Trio

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


Oct 25, 2005

The Luminescent Orchestrii

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


Oct 25, 2005

Jay Mankita

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


Sep 22, 2005

The Moonlighters

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


Sep 22, 2005

Matt & Shannon Heaton

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


Sep 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


Sep 13, 2005


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


Aug 25, 2005

The Lowlander Highlanders

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


Aug 25, 2005

Red Molly

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


Jul 28, 2005

Sloan Wainwright

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


Jul 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


May 16, 2005

Elaine Silver

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


May 16, 2005

Dave Potts

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


Apr 18, 2005


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


Apr 18, 2005

Jim Photoglo

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


Apr 07, 2005

The Immortals Ceili Band

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


Apr 07, 2005

Thea Hopkins

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


Mar 14, 2005

Alastair Moock

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


Mar 14, 2005

Claude Bourbon

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


Feb 03, 2005

Debra Cowan

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


Feb 03, 2005

Bob Brozman

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


Jan 19, 2005

Nathan Caswell

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


Nov 17, 2004

Lowen & Navarro

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


Nov 17, 2004

Lowen & Navarro

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


Nov 10, 2004

Antje Duvekot

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


Nov 10, 2004

Rick Lee

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


Oct 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


Oct 25, 2004

Penny Nichols

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;


Sep 09, 2004

Lou & Peter Berryman

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...'


Sep 09, 2004

Penelope Swales

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)


Aug 05, 2004

Judith Pertz Flute Journeys

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


Aug 05, 2004

Nick Annis

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


Jun 24, 2004

Dave Cornell

very funny songs & great delivery in a booming baritone accentuated by tasteful concertina squeezing


Jun 24, 2004

The Kossoy Sisters

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.


Jun 16, 2004

Gary Paul Hermus

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


Jun 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


May 26, 2004

Jorge Renderos

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


May 26, 2004


Woody Mann

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


Apr 20, 2004

Russ Rentler

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


Mar 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


Mar 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


Feb 17, 2004

John Gatti

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*


Feb 17, 2004

Andy Cohen & Jean Farnsworth

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


Jan 28, 2004

Dave Murphy

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


Jan 28, 2004

Tirnamoe (The Land of the Young)

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


Dec 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


Dec 29, 2003

Andrew McKnight

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


Nov 25, 2003

Scott Sheldon

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


Nov 25, 2003

Howard Emerson

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


Oct 13, 2003

We're About Nine

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


Oct 13, 2003


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.


Oct 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!


Oct 01, 2003

Andrew Dunn

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


Aug 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.


Aug 28, 2003

Peter Hedlund

Sweden's leading traditional player of chromatic nyckelharpa, having twice won the title World Champion ;


Aug 04, 2003

Jean Rohe & Ilusha Tsinadze

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


Aug 04, 2003

Kim & Reggie Harris

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


Jul 02, 2003

Heidi Muller

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


Jul 02, 2003

Michael Troy

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


Jun 25, 2003

Zoe Lewis

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


Jun 25, 2003

Zoe Lewis

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


May 27, 2003

Glen Velez

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


May 27, 2003

Mad Agnes

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


May 13, 2003

Jack Williams

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


May 13, 2003

Jack Williams

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


May 13, 2003


funky rootsy originals by this Brooklyn-based Americana trio great hamonica playing


Apr 29, 2003

Mike Esposito returns

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


Apr 29, 2003


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


Apr 22, 2003

Ralph Litwin,songwriter, with Al Podber

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


Apr 22, 2003

Rik Palieri

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


Mar 25, 2003


Christine Lavin

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.


Mar 25, 2003


Christine Lavin

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.


Feb 25, 2003

Well Tempered String Band

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


Feb 25, 2003

Backroad Joe McKay

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


Jan 28, 2003


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


Jan 28, 2003

Chuck Easter & New Atlantis

story-telling poetry set to original music


Nov 26, 2002

Ayodele Maakheru Trio

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


Nov 26, 2002

Greg Alexander

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


Oct 22, 2002

Kathy Phillips Trio

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


Aug 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


Aug 27, 2002

Lara Gonzalez & Yael Shacham Percussion Duo

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


Jul 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)


Jun 25, 2002

Ukulele Hall of Fame

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


Jun 25, 2002

Tom Picard

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


May 28, 2002

Dicey Riley

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


May 28, 2002

L.E. McCullough

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


Apr 30, 2002

Arlon Bennett

award-winning songwriter from Princeton


Apr 30, 2002


Native American flute, crafts, jokes & storytelling


Mar 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


Mar 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


Feb 26, 2002

Kathy Moser returns

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


Feb 26, 2002

Jim Walker

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


Jan 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


Jan 29, 2002

Chuk Fowler Trio

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


Nov 27, 2001


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


Nov 27, 2001

Erik Balkey

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


Oct 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.


Oct 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


Sep 25, 2001


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


Sep 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


Aug 28, 2001

Andy & Denise

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


Aug 28, 2001

Amy Regan

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


Jul 24, 2001

Scott Hallock

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


Jul 24, 2001

Billy Jonas

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


Jul 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.


Jul 03, 2001

Jen Chapin & Stephan Crump

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


May 22, 2001

Tret Fure

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


May 22, 2001

Spook Handy returns

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


May 01, 2001

Dawn Landes

strong performance of folk-pop originals from a charming young participant in Jack Hardy's songwriter's group


May 01, 2001

Jack Hardy

a great set of his Celtic bard mystic songs from a trio led by a legend


Mar 27, 2001


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


Mar 27, 2001

Laura Cantrell

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


Feb 27, 2001

Steve DePass w/ Bob Taylor

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


Feb 27, 2001

Mike Agranoff

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


Jan 23, 2001

Peter Szego

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


Jan 23, 2001

Princeton Songwriters

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


Nov 28, 2000

Thousand Names Trio

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


Nov 28, 2000

Bob Norman

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


Sep 26, 2000

Grover Kemble return

hep cat shares some of his older material


Sep 26, 2000

Odessa Klezmer Band

lively tunes on accordion, clarinet & drum


Aug 22, 2000

The Booglerizers

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


Aug 22, 2000

Joanna Mell

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


Jul 25, 2000


Is it space jazz? ...rock fusion? Well-loved by WFMU's Irene Trudell; with mountains of equipment & effects, these guys make wild new sounds


Jul 25, 2000

Tom McCormack

a wake-up call for prejudiced minds says Billboard; The stern nun told him: *Your mother, your therapist & God did a great job!*


Jun 15, 2000

Robin Greenstein

super-talented, warm, funny acoustic musician and singer-songwriter


Jun 15, 2000

Mary Sarah with Peter Olsen

world music based originals for guitar and voice; *ambassador for peace through singing*


May 18, 2000

Three Citizens

Citizen Kafka, John Sholle, and Bob Jones with some zany modernized old-timey music and slick playing


May 18, 2000

Pat Conte

Curator of The Secret Museum of the Air, collector of rare instruments and obscure spooky tunes; see a banjo-fiddle!


Apr 13, 2000

George Mann & Julius Margolin with Al Podber

rabble-rousing labor movement music, a touching partnership with baby boomers & old-time organizer


Apr 13, 2000

Phoenix Rising

Andrea Brachfeld's mellow Latin jazz originals and fluid flute solos backed with groove solid performers on percussion and keyboard


Mar 30, 2000

The Freight Hoppers

giddy enthusiasm for the music percolates through this high energy old-timey quartet from North Carolina


Mar 30, 2000

Kate & Paul

warm personalities, tight harmonies & stirling guitar work show off well-crafted melodies and lyrics by this husband & wife songwriting duo


Feb 17, 2000

Barbara Hurley

country singer-songwriter, NJ Folk Festival Song Contest finalist, choral director, music teacher, and a nice spirited gal


Feb 17, 2000

Wry Toast

trio playing folksy songs of FP's mild-mannered Luke Liddy, with Tom Delaney on slide guitar, and Jim Wright on mandolin & harmonies


Jan 20, 2000

Michael Jonathan

return visit by Mousie, Kentucky's folk music proselytizer who was joined on his last album by Odetta, J.D. Crowe and Jean Ritchie


Jan 20, 2000

Richard Gilewitz

masterful guitarist, composer, and funnyman who tours year-round and does workshops for GHS strings and Peavy sound equipment


Dec 09, 1999

Illegal Contraband

Liza DiSavino, AJ Bodnar, Mark Schaffer, and Jeff DeSmedt play spirited contradance tunes & other assorted tomfoolery


Dec 09, 1999

America Viva

Juan Gonzalez & friends from Columbia joyfully play beautiful music of South America on harp, guitar, cuatro & piano


Nov 11, 1999

Scarlett Blue Duo

vivacious Scarlett has toured internationally belting out blues, R & B and funk with Moon, master of the electric blues guitar


Nov 11, 1999

Amy Fradon Band

a dynamic vocalist and songwriter, who has worked with a virtual who's who of folk-roots artists, the harmonies will put your in orbit


Oct 14, 1999

Ken Galipeau

FP regular shares his foot-stomping rendition of a song about shopping in Hell and more amusing stories and songs


Oct 14, 1999

Brian McArtle

plays guitar & sings radio-ready country with gorgeous harmonies from wife Nanette, co-writer Luke Liddy & bass player Walt Super


Sep 30, 1999

The Furry Harmonica Brothers

Ralph's duo with Al Podber, master of mandolin, guitar, hamonica & harmony vocals; jugband & old-timey music


Sep 30, 1999

Moses E. Josiah

The International Maestro of the Musical Saw, an award winner from Guyana, who has performed for the Queen of England


Aug 25, 1999

Paul Brubaker

songwriter, Mendham High history teacher & jam session organizer who sang with 10,000 Maniacs' Natalie Merchant


Aug 25, 1999

Artie Tram

a great solo performance by this loved singer-songwriter-guitarist, shortly after the release of his new album on Narada with stellar guests including The Band


Jul 28, 1999

Larry Cutrone

Italian songs from a local Vegas-style one-man band known as *The Italian Wayne Newton*


Jul 28, 1999

Mark Cosgrove

Nat'l guitar flatpicking champion & fun bluegrass guy accompanied by outstanding bass player, Larry Cohen


Jun 30, 1999

Jackie Tice

Kerrville New Folk winner, with a great album, Blue Coyote, including a song Christine Lavin called *a modern-day classic*


Jun 30, 1999

John Whelan

top notch Celtic button accordion whiz, friendly guy & wild man, a folkie whose album sales in the last 4 years hit 300,000!


Jun 23, 1999

Raja Turnstyle

Dave, Colleen & Nandi, NYC hipster trio sing & play trance groove music with very unusual songs and a mezmerizing sound & presence


Jun 23, 1999

Eric Schwartz

singer-songwriter with guitar, powerful stage presence, and great songs alternately very funny and touching


May 25, 1999

Bengt Hedman & Bernt Ake Franson with Artie Carlson

two gents just off the plane from Scandanavia share some sweet songs & accordion tunes


May 25, 1999

Scandanavian Echoes

Scandanvian Americans Randy & Jeanie Widman & Artie Carlson with a lively very good-humored set on 2 accordions and guitar


Apr 24, 1999

John Jackson

great Piedmont blues guitarist, singer and songwriter with at least 2 LPs on Arhoolie from the 60s, a sharp guitar & banjo picker with a warm engaging personality; he also shares some childhood memories & tall tales


Apr 24, 1999

John Jackson

great Piedmont blues guitarist, singer and songwriter with at least 2 LPs on Arhoolie from the 60s, a sharp guitar & banjo picker with a warm engaging personality; he also shares some childhood memories & tall tales


Mar 31, 1999

Liz Queler

radiant Palmetto Records artist, Berklee College of Music grad who also sings & composes TV/film scores & commercial jingles


Mar 31, 1999

Tom Blatz Trio

Leon Redbone's luthier from Cooperstown, NY with society jazz and more (fiddle, guitar, bass)


Mar 24, 1999

Michelle Nagy

charismatic, sexy, young, friendly actress and songwriter with a punk edge


Mar 24, 1999

George Wurzbach

very funny 1995 Kerrville New Folk winner who has worked with Johnny Cash & Kathy Mattea on keyboard


Feb 24, 1999

Colleen McFarland

beautiful, charming, and powerful singer-songwriter from Philly; who caught my ear at her late night showcase at NEFA


Feb 24, 1999

David Hamburger

great music from NYC-based guitar & dobro whiz, songwriter & favored sideman at North East Folk Alliance (NEFA) Convention


Jan 27, 1999

Ina May Wool

one of top 15 unsigned acoustic acts selected in 1998 by BMI & ASCAP in a worldwide competition, 1998 NJ Folk Festival winner


Jan 27, 1999

Susan Piper

known as one of Philly's best singer-songwriters with an album on Gene Shay's Sliced Bread Records & one in the oven


Dec 30, 1998

Washington Hotel 3-Piece Orchestra

Ralph's Trio with a Thousand Names celebrates the 200th episode!


Dec 30, 1998

Tom Gillam Trio

Unplugged set from this hot Philly rock-blues songwriter on the rise


Nov 25, 1998

Andrew Roblin

entertaining Canadian Pennsylvania transplant bluegrass multi-instrumental singer-songwriter who gigs a lot!


Nov 25, 1998

Carl Kent & His One-Man Country Rhythm Band

local country singer-songwriter with good songs in a very traditional style


Oct 28, 1998

Ramya Ramnaryan

enchanting performance by teacher and student of India's classical dance


Oct 28, 1998

Eric Royer

one-man country band alternates banjo & lap steel while playing harmonica, and with his feet guitar & bass!


Sep 30, 1998

Aboriginal Bluegrass

David Corter & Byron Estep feature wild original instrumentals on National steel guitar and didgeridoo or bullroarer


Sep 30, 1998

Tapping the Grey Sky

strong album release show of upbeat harmonized Grateful Dead influenced originals by two skinny long-hair dudes


Sep 23, 1998

Dorothy "Tommy" Evans

a lively African-American grandmother who sings and tells stories of her country upbringing in western North Carolina


Sep 23, 1998

Mark Brine

a Grand Old Opry performer, the new blue yodeler who sings & writes in the style of Jimmie Rodgers, the Father of Country Music;


Aug 26, 1998

Dodie Petit

formerly on Broadway in Cats & Phantom, this country rock fireball shouts her music and wails on electric guitar


Jul 29, 1998

Travis Wetzel Trio

wild fiddler returns and maniacly takes over the show; watch out, Vassar!


Jul 29, 1998

John Hargreaves

This guy is such a sweetheart you gotta love him: mellow folk-pop singer-songwriter


Jul 22, 1998

Bradley Litwin

selfmade madman (no relation to Ralph), a funny man with a big voice and great ragtime, blues & swing guitar fingerpicking;


Jul 22, 1998

Mary Ann Farley

a vital new talent (Billboard), Hoboken-based pop singer-songwriter-cartoonist-free spirit with really sexy, seductive sounding music;


Jun 24, 1998

Alkire Bubar

young woman blessed with a powerful, often haunting voice and award-winning originals


Jun 24, 1998

Castle Keep

duo with guitar, mandolin & crystal clear female vocals singing ancient Celtic ballads;


May 27, 1998

Jody Kessler

outstanding vocals and guitar work presenting stirring originals; 1st album voted *Best Folk CD of 1996* in Ithaca Journal;


May 27, 1998


Mary Kay on wind instruments and Janet on harp will enchant you with their good-spirited mythic music


Apr 29, 1998

Martin Simpson (2 shows)

A master musician. Guitar Player; a moving guitarist & singer mixing his English roots with American influences


Apr 29, 1998

Martin Simpson (2 shows)

A master musician. Guitar Player; a moving guitarist & singer mixing his English roots with American influences


Apr 22, 1998

Akira Satake & Arto

outstanding world music inspired originals by a legendary newgrass style banjoist & percussionist Arto on table & bowl!


Apr 22, 1998

Tamela Friend

gregarious Hackettstown pop songwriter and heartfelt vocalist with flawless guitar & harmonies by Gary Torres


Mar 25, 1998

Brian McCartle Trio

with his wife Nannette & Walt Super singing strong country originals with gorgeous tight 3-part harmonies


Mar 25, 1998

Karen Almquist

bluesy California singer-songwriter with a great album, gutsy voice, and bad-ass slide guitar


Feb 25, 1998

Susan Bush

young singer-songwriter active in Philly performing *a nifty blend of the sexy, the spiritual, the personal, and the bicylce-oriented*


Feb 25, 1998


Philosopher King of Dance, storyteller & musician from Cameroon, Africa, a roomful of personality


Jan 28, 1998

Mike Solloway

killer ragtime guitar instrumentals & amusing oddball originals


Jan 28, 1998

Wendy Beckerman

Her first show knocked us out! We're happy to have a return visit.


Nov 26, 1997

Roy Book Binder (originals)

master ragtime blues guitar-picker and singer-storyteller


Nov 26, 1997

Roy Book Binder (traditional)

master ragtime blues guitar-picker and singer-storyteller


Oct 29, 1997

Katya Salkinder & Boris Fiks

passionate Russian songstress-guitarist & master violinist


Oct 29, 1997

Guru Dave

dynamic young duo, Ranesh Kannan on tabla & Greg Isakov on guitar & vocals


Oct 22, 1997

Peppe Sanatana

builder, folklorist & virtuoso of a host of Andean musical instruments


Oct 22, 1997

Kenneth Little Hawk

Micmac-Mohawk actor, storyteller, composer, musician & funny man


Sep 24, 1997

Ambrose Liu

young Asian-American songwriter with a unique impressionistic style


Sep 24, 1997

Lock N' Load

Bluegrass wizards Bob Harris and Steve Lutke, Vassar Clements band alumni


Aug 27, 1997

Ralph's Banjo Show

Due to no-show guest, Ralph features old-time banjo songs & jokes


Aug 27, 1997

Stoneback & Woodford

charming & talented young performing songwriter duo unplugged


Jul 30, 1997

Aerial Acoustics

superb classical & steel-string instrumental guitar duo with mellow originals


Jul 30, 1997

John Bianculli Sextet

Rockin' jazz combo with some foot-stompin' originals


Jul 23, 1997

Sarah Greene

Billboard & NAIRD Award-winning mean guitar picking & funny entertainer


Jul 23, 1997

Sarah Greene

Billboard & NAIRD Award-winning mean guitar picking & funny entertainer


Jun 25, 1997

Dave's True Story

Dave's Cole Porteresque originals sensually delivered by chanteuse Kelly


Jun 25, 1997

The Voodudes

Hot New Orleans style swamp rock gris gris gumbo combo


May 28, 1997


gutsy and sensitive 8-woman a capella vocal ensemble -- Watch out!


May 28, 1997

Wayne Valentine

great pop-influenced sounds from this black gospel singer-songwriter-pianist


Apr 30, 1997

The Cuatro Project

10-string instrument halfway between guitar & mandolin used in traditional Puerto Rican music; NJ instrument-makers, performers & documentary footage


Apr 30, 1997

The Cuatro Project

10-string instrument halfway between guitar & mandolin used in traditional Puerto Rican music; NJ instrument-makers, performers & documentary footage


Apr 23, 1997

Catherine Moon

powerful womanly vocals on original hard-edged acoustic pop


Apr 23, 1997

Tom & Nate

country blues duo with that authentic down-home sound


Mar 26, 1997


NYC's wild down-home gay country duo from Okey-Dokey, TX & Cornflake, IA


Mar 26, 1997

The Secret Admirers

Lisa & the Goessling Brothers with hauntingly beautiful songs


Feb 26, 1997

Elias Ladino Ensemble

Moslem-influenced music of Spanish-speaking Sepharidic Jews


Feb 26, 1997

The Hester Street Troupe

high-spirited Yiddish vaudeville & Klezmer music roomful of instruments


Jan 29, 1997

Misha & Natasha from Russia

authentic folk instruments, singing, dancing & humor


Jan 29, 1997

Rick Nestler

ship's captain, Clearwater sailor, singer-songwriter


Nov 22, 1996

Juggernaut Trio

Ghananian drummer Max Doncow joins Juggenaut for Afro-Applachian jam


Nov 22, 1996


Howard and Rose Berkowitz perform traditional and originals


Oct 23, 1996

Newman Oltman Classical Guitar Duo

highly acclaimed pals of Turtle Island; funny, too!


Oct 23, 1996

Double Trouble

Fun eclectic female duo harmonies with 12-string, ukulele, percussion


Sep 25, 1996

Jeremy Wallace

hot ragtime guitar fingerpicker & gravel-voiced singer-songwriter


Sep 25, 1996

Joe Steele

Black guitarist, flutist & composer of therapeutic music & *planetary jazz*


Aug 28, 1996

Buffalo Hollow Bluegrass Band

traditional bluegrass & cajun with a sense of humor


Aug 28, 1996

Bill Hall

charming barefooted Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Winner


Jul 31, 1996

Ray Schinnery Blues Band

the genuine article from the club scene


Jul 31, 1996

Davey Arthur & Co.

traditional Irish trio, banjo, guitar, squeezebox, All-Ireland Fiddle Champ


Jul 24, 1996

The Prose From Dover

Renaissance flute and harp, and vocal duets


Jul 24, 1996

Carol Titus

local storyteller


Jun 26, 1996

Orrin Star & The Sultans of String

bluegrass wiseguys with mean chops


Jun 26, 1996

Ramblin' Dan Stevens

blues man, sailor, rodeo rider, ski & rock climbing instructor...


May 29, 1996

Son Lewis

blues artist and recipient of Nat'l Arts Endowment recording grant


May 29, 1996

Rik Palieri

Polish bagpipes, guitar, banjo, songwriter & tale spinner


May 22, 1996

John Lionarons

hammer dulcimer champion & accomplished guitar-playing singer-songwriter


May 22, 1996

Scott Sherwood

multiple award-winning jazz guitarist and composer


Apr 16, 1996

Judith-Kate Friedman

California feminist singer-songwriter, great voice & songs


Apr 16, 1996

No Discipline

great fun with spirited Reggae trio in an unplugged set


Apr 02, 1996

Jugtown Mountain Stringband

Old-time stringband music from the wilds of western NJ


Apr 02, 1996

Dull Power

Concert promoter John Dull's fun oddball songs with partner Mike Power


Feb 20, 1996

Ralph Litwin

features his one-man duo act due to a last minute guest cancellation


Feb 20, 1996

Tom Lenihan & Atlantic Guard

unplugged trad & original Irish rock on pipes, fiddle, guitar, etc.


Feb 05, 1996

Sister Griots

spirited African storytelling,singing and percussion


Feb 05, 1996

Captain Catastrophe

Kerrville New Folk Finalist & Songwriter's Guild President's Award winner


Jan 26, 1996

Harold Seils

powerful bluesy singer-songwriter guitar-picker returns from 5 year sebatical


Jan 26, 1996

Bali Java Dance Company

recylced gamelon orchestra backs storytelling mask dancer


Jan 02, 1996

Brother Greg Muirhead

former heavy metal cleric with unique half-talking songstyle


Jan 02, 1996

Mike Esposito

international slide guitar champion shares tunes from his new album


Dec 29, 1995

Pyramid Mountainfest

Liza DiSavino with AJ Bodnar shares songs and info on Mount saving


Dec 29, 1995

Ansel Matthews returns

one of our most popular guests with a new album


Dec 05, 1995

Wendy Beckerman

quirky songs uniquely crafted to fit her resonant hint of rasp angel voice


Dec 05, 1995

Jack Hardy

charismatic gravel-voiced Songwriter's Coop founder with Rob, Scott & Wendy


Nov 21, 1995


5-piece led by songwriting duo with tight harmonies and arrangements


Nov 21, 1995

Scott Hallock & His Hippies

Scott's laid back horde of happy harmonizing hippies


Oct 17, 1995

Armor & Sturtevant

East African folk meets American songwriting in a great warm mix


Oct 17, 1995

Travis Wetzel Trio

featuring Travis' amazing swing & bluegrass fiddling and weird humor


Oct 03, 1995

John Sheehan

featuring hot original instrumentals from his new album *Acoustic Guitar*


Oct 03, 1995

Guy Davis

with a new release on Red House authentic, earthy, powerful country blues


Sep 19, 1995

Helen Hooke Trio

On fiddle, accordion, bass, beautiful women knock you out country rock


Sep 19, 1995

David Massengill

moving story songs, mountain dulcimer, and Tennessee humor


Sep 05, 1995

Horses Sing None of it!

Our 100th Show Celebration featuring Ralph's Band With a Thousand Names (5 guys with over 6 instruments playing in a dozen styles) plus C.T. Tucker and his performing pigs


Sep 05, 1995

Horses Sing None of it!

Our 100th Show Celebration featuring Ralph's Band With a Thousand Names (5 guys with over 6 instruments playing in a dozen styles) plus C.T. Tucker and his performing pigs


Aug 15, 1995

Harpers Bizarre

two Harpers, no waiting!


Aug 15, 1995

McDermott's Handy

sweet listener-friendly Celtic duo with a roomful of instruments


Aug 01, 1995


two talented multi-instrumentalists and singers weave a Celtic fabric of music


Aug 01, 1995

Cathy Winter

with 3 albums on Flying Fish, belting out gutsy blues and her own touching songs


Jul 18, 1995

Dave Kleiner "Bad Taste"

with Liz Pagan, Dave serves up nuggets from his new album


Jul 18, 1995

Tony Forte with Bruce Gatewood

great upbeat pop singer-songwriter and hot electric guitarist


Jun 20, 1995

I Giullari Di Piazza (The Players of the Square)

southern Italian music bursting with joy of life


Jun 20, 1995

John Carlini

master of new acoustic (jazzgrass) guitar who has new duo album with Tony Rice


Jun 06, 1995

Lucille Reilly

hammer dulcimer and autoharp champion, instruction book author, wild woman


Jun 06, 1995

Nancy Weber

psychic detective, registered nurse, meditation teacher & silly woman


May 16, 1995

Blue Food

guitar, fiddle, bass and fine harmonies on Latin-flavored originals


May 16, 1995


modern dance, recitation-dance, and improvization


May 02, 1995

Lauri Cagno

fall in love with this upbeat strong angel-voiced songwriter bacled by Kings in D.


May 02, 1995

Kings in Disguise

strong fiddle, guitar & vocals leading original acoustic-flavored rock


Apr 18, 1995

Andy Cohen

hot ragtime & blues fingerpicker, Schroeder's piano player, folklorist


Apr 18, 1995

Kate Jacobs

Billboard: *Sweet waifish vocals and thoughful lyrics...twangy pop hooks...*


Apr 04, 1995

Joey Novick

professional comic, booking agent, teacher & recently elected town councilman


Mar 21, 1995

Damon Foreman

African-American acoustic singer-songwriter & funk bandleader


Mar 21, 1995

Jim West & Good Company

NJ Old Time Fiddle Champion & traditional style singer-songwriter


Mar 07, 1995

Angela Falco

enthusiastic composer of really relaxing therapeutic music, pianist and flautist


Mar 07, 1995

Roger Deitz

singer-songwriter, funny man, writer for Sing Out! and Acoustic Guitar


Feb 21, 1995

Jeremiah Bosgang

writer, actor & funnyman, with one-man show *Hollywood Hustle* excerpts


Feb 21, 1995

Dennis Selfridge & Chris McCord

Havertown, PA duo's great originals, harmonies & pickin'


Feb 07, 1995

Five Chinese Brothers

rising stars of the folk circuit, a Lovin' Spoonfulesque band for the 90s


Feb 07, 1995

The Partners

viviacious strong harmonies and good songwriting from this Hackettstown trio


Jan 17, 1995

Grover Kemble

local legend jazz singer-songwriter-guitarist , new album rated top 10 by Ledger


Jan 17, 1995

Steve DePass

hilarity in rhythm & rhyme, America's Singing Poet from Jamaica


Jan 03, 1995

Harmony Grits & Jam

old-timey music & laughs with Giboney Whyte, Al Podber & Ralph


Jan 03, 1995

John Kizzie

African-American classical guitarist


Dec 06, 1994

The Wild Man Band

country, ragtime, swing, more; Ralph's 4-pc group of multi-instrumentalists


Dec 06, 1994

The Wild Man Band

country, ragtime, swing, more; Ralph's 4-pc group of multi-instrumentalists


Nov 15, 1994

C.T. Tucker & Winfield Pig

hilariously spontaneous raconteur & his obedience prize-winning pig


Nov 15, 1994

Smilin' Jack Smith

hot swingy & mellow jazz originals with a grin


Nov 01, 1994

Bill Kelly & Andy Goessling

acoustic versions of Bill's rockin' originals


Nov 01, 1994

Podber, Pat & Whyte

a wild romp through some old-time favorites with this zany trio


Oct 18, 1994

Marcus Presley

African-American twelve-year old blues/jazz pianist /composer


Oct 18, 1994

Rob Wolf

talented local folk-country songwriter with a new album on Brooding Stud Records


Oct 04, 1994

Michael Jonathan

Dylan meets the Moody Blues says Associated Press nice guy anyway!


Oct 04, 1994

Tania Opland

vocalist and multi-instrumentalist performing music of many cultures


Sep 20, 1994

Spook Handy

singer-songwriter guitarist & New Brunswick folk scene fixture


Sep 20, 1994

Jamie Watson

original songs with a traditional sound from a great singer with his banjo and guitar


Sep 06, 1994


British jazzy acoustic pop singer-songwriter guitarist, bass, percussion trio


Sep 06, 1994

A.J. Bodnar

Hungarian music & originals from this dynamic pianist and singer


Aug 16, 1994

Jennie Avila & Amy Torchia

tight harmonies, spirited performance of originals by rising stars


Aug 16, 1994

Zhi-Cheng Zhang & Mei-Ter Wu

delightful stars joyfully deliver Chinese vocal music and opera


Aug 02, 1994

Best Music from China

virtuoso solo and ensemble performances of Chinese classical music on traditional Chinese instruments by internationally known artists


Aug 02, 1994

Best Music from China

virtuoso solo and ensemble performances of Chinese classical music on traditional Chinese instruments by internationally known artists


Jul 12, 1994

Cordas et Cannas

from Sardinia! ancient traditional songs performed with modern influences


Jul 12, 1994

Madwoman in the Attic

guerrilla band of angels


Jul 05, 1994

Over the Edge

Dawg music co-creator John Carlini's quartet with former Vassar Clements sidemen


Jul 05, 1994

Orrin Star

National Guitar Flat-Picking Champion, mandolin & banjo picker, singer & comedian!


Jun 21, 1994

Saunja Butler

gospel singer who wowed audiences at First Night Morristown


Jun 21, 1994

Aideen O'Donnell

All-Ireland harp champion and wonderful singer


May 31, 1994

Mick Moloney & Friends

Frets best tenor banjoist, All-Ireland fiddle champ Ilene Ivers, All-Ireland step-dancer Regan Wick & powerful Irish songwriter Tommy Sands


May 31, 1994

Mick Moloney & Friends

Frets best tenor banjoist, All-Ireland fiddle champ Ilene Ivers, All-Ireland step-dancer Regan Wick & powerful Irish songwriter Tommy Sands


May 12, 1994

Mystical Arts of Tibet

sacred music & dance by monks of Drepung Loesling Monastery


May 03, 1994

Kathy Pierce

enthusiasm and good humor exlpode from this professional storytelling genius


May 03, 1994

Mark Gowdy

djembefola & kooky guy gives us an education in African djembe drumming


Apr 19, 1994

Mike Agranoff

1st rate guitar-fingerpicking, concertina-squeezing folksinger


Apr 19, 1994

Larry Siegel

hot mandolin, guitar, banjo, harmonica, singer-songwriter & Eckankar minister!


Apr 05, 1994

NJ Storytellers Guild

Ken Gallipeau & Jim Rohe, great tellers who gather monthly to share tips


Apr 05, 1994

Gerald Fierst

nationally known storyteller you'll see why!


Mar 15, 1994

Joe Zelman

jazz-influenced singer-songwriter-guitarist with a unique quirky lightehearted style


Mar 15, 1994

Gregg Cagno

vibrant singer-songwriter on the rise, master of open tunings


Mar 01, 1994

Juggernaut String Band

enthusiasticly performed whimsical down home musical fun


Mar 01, 1994

World Game Institute

with plans for everyone on earth to enjoy ecological prosperity


Feb 15, 1994

Howard Kranz

songs written with a wacky sense of humor


Feb 15, 1994

Liza Disavino

guiding wheel of NJ Songwriter Circle, songs of the heart & environment


Feb 01, 1994

Ansel Matthews

incredible African-American mellow folk-jazz singer-songwriter


Feb 01, 1994

Virginia Wagner

sweet and sad song writer and singer, debuting her powerful new video


Jan 25, 1994

Debbie Dangerfield

country singer & 1st woman admitted to Black Cowboys Association


Jan 25, 1994

Patrick Regan

(Fairport Conv. alums produced his album) w/Akire Bubar, Andy & Allison Goessling


Jan 11, 1994

Poz Pospisil

debut for his new album of originals and dueling harmonicas with Ralph


Jan 11, 1994

The Eclectibilly Brothers

Ralph's trio with champion fiddler Lew Gelfond & tuba by Dave Grego


Dec 14, 1993

Rick Ilowite

blues/ragtime fingerstylist his new album produced by Jorma Kakounen (Hot Tuna)


Dec 14, 1993

Vintage Baggage

Nancy, Pete & Pete: old-timey fiddle, banjo, guitar & great harmonies


Nov 30, 1993

Andy Goessling

musical genius on zither, mandolin, guitar & saxophone


Nov 30, 1993

Rio Clemente

local legend jazz pianist and composer


Nov 16, 1993

Karlus Trap

mile-o-smile African-American guitarist-vocalist-songwriter


Nov 16, 1993


South American Highlands Music 5-piece group playing trance-inducing music


Oct 19, 1993

Victor Valorani

original songs and theatre performance art


Oct 19, 1993

Celia's Marionettes

enthusiasm personified, creator, costumer, songwriter & puppeteer Celia


Oct 05, 1993

Fiddlin' Earl White

black founder of Green Grass Cloggers, obscure hot fiddle tunes & feet


Oct 05, 1993

Pete Peterson

extraordinary old-timey banjo-guitar & song delivery; his hero is Charlie Poole


Sep 21, 1993

Bob Killian

banjo-guitar-harmonica songwriter of "Jersey Devil", "I Like the Jersey Shore"...


Sep 21, 1993

We Still Ain't Got No Band Supper Club & Living Room Music Emporium

fun, zany & eclectic


Sep 07, 1993

Thinking Dog Band

great original country harmony duo, featuring Dennis Dougherty songs


Sep 07, 1993

Early Music Players

violas da gamba, crumhorns, recorders, lutes, voices


Aug 24, 1993

Margo Hennebach

ethereal voice, beautiful original songs, keyboard & guitar


Aug 24, 1993

Kathy Moser

funny environmentalist singer-songwriter guitarist


Aug 10, 1993

The Amazing Incredibles

4-piece beatnik country-swing & blues originals band


Aug 10, 1993

John Sheehan

composer, classical & fingerstyle guitar, and old-time banjo


Jul 21, 1993

Kathak & Storyteller

classical Indian dancer Pranati Pratap & storyteller Mary Platt


Jul 21, 1993

Tom Blatz

songwriter, guitarist, mandolinist & luthier for Stanley Jordan & Leon Redbone


Jul 06, 1993

The Marys

great original songs & super harmonies


Jul 06, 1993

Elaine Silver & Sweet Pea Faerie

NJ's Folk Queen & her amazing Faerie friend!


Jun 15, 1993

Will McElroy

old-timey fiddle, banjo, guitar & wildman antics


Jun 15, 1993

Juxtures International Variety Show

Afro/Italian American duo storytelling, dance & music


Jun 01, 1993

Chuck Winch

local whiz bluegrass banjoist, guitarist, singer & songwriter


Jun 01, 1993

Dave Kleiner & Liz Pagan

original songs from Dave's new album, "rhymes with diner"


May 18, 1993

Lew Gelfond

champion fiddler & inventor of new fiddle teaching device


Mar 26, 1991

John Bilinski

4-string banjo, vocals


Mar 26, 1991

Marge & Lalo Evan-de-Carpio

South American music


Mar 05, 1991

Peter Spencer

singer-songwriter, guitarist


Mar 05, 1991

Jim Albertson

storyteller, mountain dulcimer, vocals


Mar 05, 1991

Liza DiSavino

environmental singer-songwriter guitarist


Feb 26, 1991

Margo Henneback

singer-songwriter, keyboardist


Feb 26, 1991

Jamie Morton

singer-songwriter, guitarist


Feb 26, 1991

Chuck Rosenberg

Vietnam vet & country guitarist, singer


Feb 26, 1991

Eddie Alston & Friends

vaudeville singer, tap dancer & drummer


Jan 08, 1991

Danny Weiss

nationally known singer-songwriter guitarist


Jan 08, 1991

Barry Mitterhof

nationally known mandolin virtusoso


Jan 08, 1991

De Franco Family

Southern Italian traditional singing & instruments


Dec 18, 1990

Tony Trischka

world famous newgrass banjoist


Nov 27, 1990

David Grego



Nov 27, 1990

Ilene Baranik

singer, guitarist, painter


Nov 27, 1990

Kathy Pierce



Nov 14, 1990

Bill Kelly

country rock singer-songwriter guitarist


Nov 14, 1990

Rich Rainey & Loretta Myers

bluegrass; vocals, banjo, bass


Oct 30, 1990

Frank & Hank

eclectic guitar duo; also trombone, bass, vocals


Oct 30, 1990

Steve Shalit

country blues singer-guitarist


Oct 30, 1990

Stevo Nelson

rub-board, washboard percussion invention


Oct 16, 1990

Jean Farnworth

Celtic harp, guitar, vocals


Oct 16, 1990

Ken Salvo & Jim Dutton

plectrum banjo, vocals; tuba


Oct 16, 1990

Frank Jolliffe

chapman stick virtuoso


Sep 25, 1990

Roger Deitz

singer-songwriter; guitar, banjo


Sep 25, 1990

Rick Ilowite

ragtime & blues guitar fingerpicker, singer


Sep 11, 1990

Drew Smith

autoharp, vocals; instruction book author


Sep 11, 1990

Mike & Linda Madan

fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass


Apr 24, 1990

Mike Terris

instrument maker; guitar, banjo


Apr 24, 1990

Foster Noble

tenor & plectrum banjoist, singer


Apr 24, 1990

Grover Kemble

jazz singer, guitarist


Apr 03, 1990

L.D. Frazier

gospel composer, singer, pianist


Apr 03, 1990

Don Slepian

electronic keyboard designer/performer


Mar 30, 1990

Peter Ostroushko & Dean McGraw

nationally know mandolin, guitar


Mar 13, 1990

C.T. Tucker

raconteur, Blue Sparks frontman; banjo, vocals


Mar 13, 1990

Ralph Litwin

banjo, guitar, harmonica; singer-songwriter


Mar 13, 1990

Bruce Kunkle

instrument maker, singer-songwriter; guitar, banjo


Feb 13, 1990

Tim Carbone

acoustic rock singer-songwriter; guitar, fiddle


Feb 13, 1990

Aideen O'Donnell

Irish harp champion, vocals


Feb 13, 1990

Marguerite Tiger

singer-songwriter, guitar


Jan 30, 1990

George Green

Candi Creek Banjoworks luthier; guitar, banjo


Jan 30, 1990

Lew Gelfond

fiddle, mandolin, vocals


Jan 30, 1990

George Jr.

blues singer, national steel


Dec 19, 1989

Mike Agranoff

guitar fingerpicking, concertina, storyteller


Dec 19, 1989

Bob Mellman

singer-songwriter, guitar


Dec 19, 1989

Royce Anderson

singer-songwriter, guitar


Nov 14, 1989

Lucille Reilly

hammer dulcimer, pianolin, psaltery


Nov 14, 1989

Dave Rimelis

composer, guitar, vocals


Oct 16, 1989

Jack & Lois Lingle

Parsippany Hist. Museum; uke, banjo, vocals


Oct 16, 1989

Mike Esposito

dobro, National Steel guitar, ukulele, vocals


Oct 16, 1989

Bob Harris

guitar flatpicking


Oct 02, 1989

Andy Goessling

zither, saxophone, mandolin


Oct 02, 1989

Nancy Shill & Ed Connolly

fiddle, clogdancing, vocals


Sep 25, 1989

Henry Nerenberg

guitar, trombone, vocals


Nov 30, -0001


Black Sea Hotel

have been praised by The NY Times, The Washington Post, Paul Schomer of National Public Radio, David Byrne, New York Music Daily, Timeout NY, East Village Radio & more. The group's first album debuted at #2 on iTunes World Music Top Albums. At once lyrical & ethereal, dissonant & driving, their distinct yet unified voices create a harmonic blend that is often called otherworldly, haunting, even spellbinding. The NY-based a cappella trio draws its inspiration from the rich traditions of Balkan folk song.