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  • Winter Weekend 2020

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….

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,…

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Alastair Moock has made a name for himself on the folk and Americana circuit, touring throughout the U.S. and Europe and playing renowned events like the Newport Folk Festival. When Moock’s twin daughters were born, he turned his focus to children’s music, releasing four award-winning albums for kids and families. In 2017, he…

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…

Sally Rogers began her career as a full-time touring musician in 1979, after encouragement from Stan Rogers, the legendary Canadian singer-songwriter.  That was followed by an invitation from Garrison Keillor to appear on  A Prairie Home Companion.  She appeared more than a dozen times on that show, which launched her performing career.  Her travels have…