• Instructors

  • Week One 2018

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 54 years, been his passions. Acoustic Guitar Magazine calls Rolly’s guitar sound “an exceptionally melodic,…

Susie Burke has been performing since the 1980’s in numerous settings, solo, band and duo. No matter the setting, Susie is known for the soulful way she delivers a song. Of her singing, Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe said “her phrasing is unerringly devoted to the lyric.” The diversity of those lyrics is also…

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…

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…

“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….

WC Handy Award-winner, musician, composer, actor and director Guy Davis says “Christopher James is amongst the best pure musicians that there are. There’s nothing he can’t do!” Christopher’s love of music is expressed in his songwriting, singing, and playing on the mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar, harmonica and ukulele. He has written over a hundred…

Soul-Trax Records of Memphis recording artist, Alonzo Pennington, is a multi-award-winning guitar player who’s been performing his own music since he was 13. He cut his teeth playing alongside his father, respected and renowned thumbpicker, Eddie Pennington.  So, take a smattering of vintage Merle Travis, a dash of Stevie Ray Vaughan, a spoonful of Waylon…

Cosy Sheridan first caught the attention of national folk audiences in 1992 when she won the New Folk songwriting contests at The Kerrville Folk Festival and The Telluride Bluegrass Festival; The Boston Globe wrote “She is now being called one of the best new singer/songwriters.” She has been on the road ever since, playing clubs,…

Widely acclaimed as one of New England’s premiere instrumentalists, David Surette is highly regarded for his work on the guitar (both flatpick and fingerstyle), mandolin, and bouzouki, in a wide variety of settings. As a soloist  he is nationally-known as a top player of Celtic fingerstyle guitar, yet his diverse repertoire also includes original compositions,…

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…

Josh White, Jr. has a worldwide following as a singer, actor and performer. During his forty year career he has appeared in over 2,000 concerts, including appearances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Madison Square Garden. He is featured on innumerable recordings for Mercury, United Artists, Vanguard and Rykodisk. After Josh White passed away in…

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…