|The Lackawanna Longneck with Old time music icon Mark Tamsula have given new life to Appalachian music rooted in Southwestern Pennsylvania. With talented guests they record and perform tunes from the historical Bayard collections of music from fiddlers, fifers and singers, representing centuries of musical tradition in this region.|
|The Lackawanna Longnecks are an Old Time stringband from Pittsburgh, Pa. They have committed themselves to play music in the style of the Old Time Appalachian tradition. Since 1987, their full acoustic stringband sound has been heard at concerts, square dances, parties and jams around Pittsburgh. Band members are: Frank Falvo – fiddle, Mike Reing – guitar, Mark Tamsula – banjo, and Jean Getz – bass|
|“Mulegrass Music” A blend of Folk, Bluegrass and Americana. Call it what you will… The Blue Mule Band’s sound is different, it’s fun, exciting and will get your toes a tappin!|
|Crook Farm All-Stars Larry Combs, Don Naughton, Dick Brocious, Dan Krise, Evelyn Jones & Howard Blumenthal, the core of the Crook Farm All-Stars. This group has been playing for Dances at the Crook Farm for many years. They will be the “Host” Band this year at the Crook Farm Country Fair.|
|Drew Danielson has played music around the tri-state area for more years than he cares to remember. He became enamored with the ukulele about five years ago after receiving one as a Christmas gift and has since added many more to his ever growing collection. The ukulele is a great instrument to accompany vocals in almost any genre of music, is easy to learn but takes a lifetime to master. However, it is a very portable instrument that goes anywhere with ease and is just plain fun to play.|
|Larry Spencer & Gayle Sheets Picks & Hammers: Larry Spencer plays fiddle tunes on the mountain dulcimer and teaches beginning mountain dulcimer in western PA. Gayle Sheets plays lap dulcimer, fiddle, mandolin and spoons. They will lead the Instant Musician Workshop Saturday…….All instruments/people welcomed……..there will be a variety of rhythm instruments available. Gayle Sheets & Larry Spencer with Clair Carlson -In this class, all instruments are welcome and Gayle and Larry will be playing some of their favorite tunes in the key of D (dulcimer friendly). If you know the D, G and A chord, you will be an instant success! Come and warm up with some good old familiar tunes and begin the weekend by playing and singing your heart out! Song sheets with verses and chord changes will be provided.|
|WNY Fiddle Kids: Led by their teacher and former NYS Fiddle Champion, Heather (Smith) Pennington, these talented kids come from Springville, West Falls, East Aurora, Holland, Hamburg and Lake View, NY and range from ages
6-18. They love playing traditional Folk, Bluegrass and Irish tunes and also compete regularly with their classical violin studies as well! This is one show you will not want to miss!
|Down the Road Old-Time String Trio performs early American folk music, also known as “Old-Time.” Instruments featured are fiddle ( Paul Kirk),banjo (Stephen Rapp), and guitar (Bill Braun).|
Fair to Fiddlin String Band Scott Sheeser, Anne Acker (bass, guitar vocals), Kathie Martin (mandolin and vocals), Paul Psathas (guitar and vocals), and Maija Klute (violin, guitar, ukulele, accordion and vocals. Long time local musicians featuring some wonderful singing and surprising instrumentation.