Alan Sillars

Alan Sillars got his start playing banjo when his girlfriend took a banjo class on a whim and pressured Alan to come along.  Forty years later, he’s still at it.  He plays Midwestern and Appalachian fiddle tunes and ballads, mixing clawhammer and old time finger...

Geoffrey Taylor

Geoffrey Taylor is a professional violinist and private teacher living in the beautiful mountain town of Missoula, Montana. Geoffrey started studying piano with his mother at age 5 and picked up violin at 8. He graduated from the University of Northern...

Caroline Stephens

Caroline Stephens hails from Kentucky, where she grew up square dancing on Hoedown Island at the Red River Gorge and in her hometown of Louisville, and contra dancing in the Berea community. Only when she moved out of Appalachia to the Rocky Mountains did she start...

Sally Jablonsky

Sally Jablonsky grew up playing music with her family, hiking around in the desert singing cowboy songs, and learning the old tunes from her extended family at festivals and camps. As well as being firmly rooted in the Appalachian fiddle tradition, she writes...

Daniel Nickerson

Daniel Nickerson lives, makes music, and leads a community choir in a church-turned-artist collective in Arcata, CA. He is a longtime member of the touring folk band Max’s Midnight Kitchen, and is the newest member of the pony club. You name an instrument, and...