• Instructors

  • Week One 2019

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,…

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….

Reggie Harris has been a vibrant part of the international folk and acoustic music scene for over 40 years. An insightful songwriter and performer, this innovative guitarist, storyteller and lecturer has traveled the world using music and the spoken word to make an impact in education, social and racial justice, the environment, faith and in…

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…

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…

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,…

Pam Weeks is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and contra dance caller from Bowdoin, Maine, who believes in sharing the “joie de vivre” of traditional music and dance with everyone! Pam is fiddler and singer in the Maine-based Cajun dance band, Jimmyjo & the Jumbol’Ayuhs, sings and plays several instruments in the folk trio, T-Acadie, plays fiddle…

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…