• Instructors

  • Week One 2022

Rolly Brown is a lifelong student of the guitar. He has been a National Fingerpicking Champion (1980), a Philadelphia Music Award nominee, a solo performer, sideman, and teacher. Folk, blues, ragtime, bluegrass, country, & jazz have each, over the past 57 years, been his passions. Acoustic Guitar Magazine calls Rolly’s guitar sound “an exceptionally melodic,…

Something of a late-bloomer, singer/songwriter Kate Campbell didn’t begin her professional career until the age of 30. But in short order she managed to include the likes of Guy Clark, Emmylou Harris, as Buddy Miller as both admirers and collaborators in her distinctly literate musical vision. Since making her recording debut in 1995 with Songs…

Whether Guy Davis is appearing on Late Night With Conan O’Brien or nationally syndicated radio programs such as Garrison Keillor’s, A Prairie Home Companion, Mountain Stage or David Dye’s, World Cafe, or in front of 15,000 people on the Main Stage of a major festival, or teaching an intimate gathering of students at a Music…

John Doerschuk has been in the sound business for over 25 years. He was attracted to waves and electrons while playing in bands in the seventies, and somehow continues to make a living as an “audio guy.” He lives with his artist wife Bessie and daughter Sophie in Cambridge, Massachusetts. John plays piano and guitar…

Born in the shadows of the now famous fallen statues of Richmond, VA, Greg Greenway moved to Boston for its rich Folk Music tradition. He has since become one of its most unique and superlative emissaries. Musically raised on the magically percussive right hand of Richie Havens, and the flowing lyricism of Eric Andersen, these…

“Lorraine Hammond is the most versatile dulcimer player I know,” observes North Carolina dulcimer wizard Don Pedi. Lorraine’s numerous credits as a traditional singer, songwriter, teacher and instrumentalist include her groundbreaking Shanachie release with fiddler Gerry Milnes, Hell Up Coal Holler, a Homespun dulcimer instruction series, and two elegant Appalachian dulcimer books with Yellow Moon…

“Bennett is the sort of finger-picking guitar player you can listen to all day” – The Shetland Times. He started playing in 1957 and began teaching in 1960, debuted as a virtuoso soloist in 1980 – on the In-Bound platform, Harvard Square Station – and has played above ground, at home and abroad ever since….

Hubby Jenkins is a talented multi-instrumentalist who endeavors to share his love and knowledge of old-time American music. Born and raised in Brooklyn he delved into his Southern roots, following the thread of African American history that wove itself through country blues, ragtime, fiddle and banjo, and traditional jazz. Hubby got his higher musical education…

Carl Jones is an American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist born in Macon, Georgia and presently lives in Hillsville, Virginia. He is widely respected for his instrumental talents and original songs about the joys and tribulations of life in the south. Carl’s songs have been recorded by The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Kate Campbell, Rickie Simpkins w/ Tony Rice, and…

Saro Lynch-Thomason is an award-winning ballad singer, song leader, folklorist, and documentarian from Asheville, North Carolina. Saro has been studying and teaching traditional song and balladry from the British Isles, Appalachia and the American South for over a decade. Saro believes that old songs help modern learners access history, folklore, and (most importantly) compassion for…

Erynn Marshall is an old-time fiddler who lives in Hillsville, Virginia and is known internationally as a performing artist and for her knowledge of fiddle traditions. Erynn learned the nuances of Appalachian old-time fiddling from her visits with 80-95 year-old fiddlers in WV, KY, NC and VA.  Erynn performs at festivals, teaches at music camps around…

“From extravagance to simple elegance we went, as Kerri Powers took the stage with nothing but a guitar and a tapping tambourine strapped to the toe of her boot. Reading about her I assumed she’d be a folk strummer, but she began to lay down some of the finest country blues fingerstyle guitar we’ve had…

Erica Weiss has been teaching music workshops and playing for dances up and down the East Coast and in the American South for more than fifteen years. Proficient on guitar, fiddle, and vocals, Erica currently plays and sings with Appalachian old-time, Cajun and country bands including Square Peg Rounders, Lightning in the East, Jesse Lege…

Louisiana-born Charles Williams has won international acclaim since his opera debut at The Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy. He has acted and sung in theaters, opera houses, as well as radio and television programs around the world. He has performed at The Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, and The Kennedy Center. He toured Europe…