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Ryan Lee Crosby is unlocking “a new road to both a global audience and personal awakening with inspiration in [the blues.]” -Michael Marotta, Vanyaland With an intercontinental band, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Lee Crosby blends essences of American folk-blues and North Indian raga into meditative songs of impermanence, compassion and joy. Crosby’s music is a pleasing mix of improvised…

Dan is the Director of Creative Media & Technology at ZUMIX, an award-winning youth music program in East Boston. He teaches live sound, studio recording, music production, and equipment repair & maintenance to youth and adults.  He was the A/V Project Manager for ZUMIX’s LEED gold certified Firehouse facility and consults in studio construction and A/V educational…

Resa Gibbs, the lead vocalist and percussionist for M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio (a trio steeped in the Piedmont Blues tradition), is known for her warm, soulful and heartfelt sound. A sought-after vocal instructor, she has been honored by the opportunity to instruct/lead vocal repertoire and performance classes at the Augusta Heritage Center’s Blues Week, and…

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…

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…

Ilana Katz Katz has been hailed as “a rising star with her own blend of Blues and old-time Appalachian fiddling.” Ilana began as a busker in 2008, playing the crowded platforms of Boston’s subway stations. After a chance meeting with Ronnie Earl at a Billy Boy Arnold concert in 2013, Ronnie invited Ilana to sit…

Miss Tess has always been known for creating an eclectic  array of vintage blues, country, and jazz sounds. Currently residing in Nashville, she finds no shortage of inspiration in the roots scene there. However varied Tess’ music can be, front and center sits her voice that has been described as “alternately seductive and sexy, and…

Washington, D.C. native Phil Wiggins is a versatile traditional harmonica player, continuing the Piedmont blues tradition, a gentle and melodic blues style of the mid-Atlantic region. He is only the third harmonica player to receive the prestigious lifetime honor of a National Heritage Fellowship, the so called “Living Cultural Treasure” award, the highest cultural honor the…