• Instructors

  • Week Two 2018

Mark Cosgrove continues to be a busy performer, teacher, and session player. The past year has brought solo appearances, as well as dates as a regular member of The David Bromberg Quartet and Big Band, his own band Good Medicine, performances with the DePue Bros Band, Roberto Dalla Vecchia, and fiddle and dance team John…

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…

Martin Grosswendt has been exploring the roots and branches of American acoustic music for more than 40 years.  A master of pre-war blues and other Southern traditional music, his fingerpicking, bottleneck playing and singing amaze and move audiences, critics and other musicians alike.  He’s known at festivals, concerts and music camps across the U.S., and…

With her rich, powerful voice, Trina Hamlin reveals a confluence of Midwestern innocence, contemplative focus and raw passion, while adding a sharp wit in her stage banter. She moves seamlessly from guitar to piano and is regarded as one of the best harmonica players around.  Her unique combination of ballads, folk-rock and blues has earned…

“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…

Pete Kennedy’s main gig is songwriting duo, The Kennedys, with his wife Maura. His broad experiences in the folk world include two decades of working closely with Nanci Griffith as lead guitarist and record producer, and prior to that touring nationally with Mary-Chapin Carpenter and Kate Wolf.  As a freelance guitar slinger, he’s gigged with…

Maura Kennedy has been touring, writing and recording for two decades with WUMB favorites, The Kennedys.  Along with husband Pete, she has also spent the last two years touring the US and the British Isles with legendary songstress Nanci Griffith. Maura co-produced Griffith’s latest CD, and they have written a number of songs together. A…

John Kirk is from upstate NY, near Saratoga Springs. His lyric voice, good sense of humor and versatile instrumental skills, have earned him widespread recognition in folk and traditional music circles. On fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo, keyboard and ukulele, John demonstrates a vast knowledge of musical traditions. He is also a dance caller, dancer and…

Trish Miller plays guitar, banjo, dances and sings in the band “Quickstep”. She teaches banjo at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, and with her husband, John Kirk, she has been a touring artist, performing throughout North America and internationally. Trish teaches, calls and choreographs country dances. She has an encouraging repertoire of circle, square,…

Beginning his mandolin career in the Carolinas and making his way up to New England via Washington D.C., Ben Pearce has played bluegrass mandolin all over the East Coast. Ben currently performs with Rhode Island’s Pegheads and Cambridge’s Tony Watt and Southeast Expressway. He is also the sole proprietor of the Outlier Workshop, where he…

Folk-pop artist Sloan Wainwright belongs to a musical dynasty of impossibly gifted singer-songwriters. Her family tree (brother and folk-music luminary Loudon Wainwright, sister-in-law Kate McGarrigle, nephew Rufus Wainwright, nieces Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche) reads like a who’s who of contemporary folk music. Sloan’s incredible gift is not only her unique songwriting ability but…