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The Kishwaukee Ramblers are Amy Beth, Neal Brown and Gary Plazyk. We play traditional American and Celtic folk music and children's songs.
The instruments you are likely to hear us perform on include: guitar, fiddle, flute, banjo, autoharp, mandolin, mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, concertina, hurdy gurdy, and didgeridoo.
Audience participation is enthusiastically encouraged! Please stop by to say hi,
and sing a song or two with us.
Contact: Amy Beth 815-338-4245 email@example.com
Contact: Gary Plazyk 815-568-7282 firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some sample audio clips:Medley of Whiskey Before Breakfast / St. Anne's Reel / Soldier's Joy Westphalia Waltz Bonnie at Morn / In the Valley
Collins is known as the Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitarist. He's
been playing guitar since the '60s and is deeply into the world
of fingerstyle guitar and also dabbles with slide (lap) and
guitar synthesis as well. He has 3 CDs of original material
released. The most recent album titled "Fingers & Strings" came
out on March 11, 2011. "Bits & Pieces" which was released in
2006, and "True to the Music" came out in 2008.
He performs around Chicago as a solo artist but also enjoys jamming with other musicians he meets. He's also part of a great fun duo named "Guyz with Bad Eyez" with Don (The Maestro) Humbertson, who's a marvelous singer and 12 string picker extraordinaire. Don plays lead guitar with Guyz and occasionally does some background vocals. Don is the lead singer in the group.
More Info: www.mervcollinsmusic.com
Merv Collins PR Flyer: Download Here
Guyz With Bad Eyez Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/GuyzwithBadEyez
Guyz With Bad Eyez PR Flyer: Download Here
Hear the high-lonesome sound of Hank Williams, Sr., the rocking tenderness of Buddy Holly, and the soul-pop stylings of Arthur Alexander whenever he steps to the microphone in his Stetson and boots, trusty guitar in hand. He is Kent Rose, the Voice that Remembers.
More Info: www.kentrose.com.
Alec LaBelle a young singer-songwriter from the Chicagoland area has played
guitar since he was five years old. Alec grew up with the roots of classic rock
and became very familiar to bands such as AC/DC, Rush, Led Zepplin, Boston, and
many others. Alec’s music is strongly influenced by Howie Day, Matchbox Twenty,
Boys Like Girls and Jason Reeves. “I started writing songs by the age of six,”
Alec recalls. By the age of ten, Alec picked up the electric guitar, the highly
famous “strat”, which taught him the arts of power chords, solos, levels, and
more. Alec is currently working on his next CD. Alec will be on tour after the
CD is out.
Mark Hobbs is a singer-songwriter with a passion for real music about real life, finding inspiration in the everyday and inviting listeners to see the beauty and interconnectedness in the otherwise seemingly ordinary. He writes songs that are chiseled out of real experience which echo in the souls of his listeners, offering a fresh perspective. His songs will leave imprints on your heart, and it’s likely that you’ll experience the full gamut of emotions, from heartache to laughter, during his intimate performances.
Contact Mark Hobbs directly:
Currently, working as accompanist for Emily Palmer and as lead guitarist for a classic rock band, "The Infringements", Bob Palmer, has been performing in the Chicagoland and Northern Illinois area since the early 1970's. Married with three children (all of whom, at various times, perform and compose music with him), Bob (along with his wife Kathy) resides in DeKalb, Illinois. Bob's accomplishments include raising his three children to love music, teaching his two son's Bobby and Michael to play guitar, and supporting his daughter Emily's studies in voice, theater, music, and vocal performance. Overall, he is most proud of the positive musical relationship he continues to share with all of his children. Musical highlights of Bob's music career include 10 years performing as a duo and sometimes single act in various bars and clubs in the Chicago area. Next came 15 years with The Rock River Band, a group that enjoyed opportunities to open for bands such as The Outlaws, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Foghat, and The Byrds. In addition, during the 1990's, Bob acquired his Bachelor's Degree in Applied Behavioral Science as well as his Master's Degree in Education. During that decade, he also became certified as a teacher and an education administrator. After The Rock River Band, Bob focused his energies on his career in education retiring in 2009 after 20 years in the field with 15 spent as an elementary principal. His latest endeavor is Musician's Service, a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of guitarists, practicing musicians, as well as anyone in need of musical resources. His offerings include guitar setup and repair, as well as guitar lessons, studio and field recording, along with pro-sound services. Bob also books "The Infringements" and Emily Palmer through Musician's Service as well. Bob's other interests include bicycling as well as photography, which he plans to ultimately incorporate as an additional offering through Musician's Service.
Music samples can be found on his MySpace page at www.myspace.com/bobpalmersings.
Judson & Judy Brown:
Paul Hanrahan won the 2009 Woodstock Harvest Fest Guitar playing contest. His guitar playing style is a self-taught two-finger picking approach. His lyrical style is at times a bit off the beaten tight rope, touching on such things as a quick visit to Heaven to hang with friends and ask some questions, man-eating squirrels that can also monitor your dreams...and other interesting stories. Paul is a high school teacher and theatre director, occasionally writing incidental/thematic music for plays
Keith & Judy:
Keith Johnson is our very own Woodstock Farmers Market Market Manager and a very talented singer and guitarist. Keith is involved with Off Square Music and is very active in the local music scene.
E-mail: email@example.comPhone: (708) 287-8846
Dan Zahn & Kate Moretti:
Kate Moretti remembers listening to the music of the ‘40s on the radio in her
family’s ’64 Studebaker. It was her Dad’s car... she had no choice. She would
rather have been listening to the music she later learned to play on guitar: the
songs of Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, and Simon & Garfunkel. As her
musical tastes grew she rediscovered the music that she had listened to in the
old Studebaker and developed an appreciation for jazz players such as the
legendary Django Reinhardt.
Dan Zahn grew up listening to the music of the ‘40s when his parents would watch “Sing Along With Mitch." As a teenager, he too was influenced by the music of Gordon Lightfoot, Phil Ochs, and Bob Dylan. As time went by, he was also influenced by Tony Rice and Django Reinhardt. Over the years Dan has performed on the road as a soloist and in a variety of bands.
As a soloist Kate performed her blend of folk and jazz at coffeehouses in Northern Illinois, opening for such great performers as Joel Mabus, Tricia Alexander, Small Potatoes, and Sons of the Never Wrong.
Dan and Kate met in 1995 and discovered how similar their musical tastes were. That year they co-founded and directed the first Lake County Folk Festival, which took place in Lake Zurich, Illinois, and ran for thirteen years. Over the years Dan and Kate have performed as a duo throughout the Midwest. Playing traditional folk, blues, country swing, jazz and Dan’s originals, they have performed at such notable venues as The No Exit Café, The Hickory Ridge Coffeehouse, The Lake County Folk Festival, The Fox Valley Folk Festival and Bill’s Blues to name just a few.
Amy Dixon Kolar:
Amy Dixon-Kolar is a seasoned singer-songwriter whose entrancing music and lyrics, honest, distinctive vocals and fluid guitar stylings bring a new perspective to the everyday. Her take on life comes from her years as a teacher, interpreter, mom, social activist and performer. Amy performs mostly acoustic folk music – original, traditional, contemporary and Celtic. Her songs have been recognized in songwriting contests and by organizations across the globe. Amy’s music has been played on many Folk radio programs as well as hundreds of indie internet stations, garnering enthusiastic reviews from listeners around the world.
Amy's first CD, "Now It's Time", was released in 2008 and is a celebration of
finding one's voice, of coming back to what gives the soul joy and purpose.
Gathering together some of the finest performers on Chicago's folk music scene,
Amy has produced an album speaks to the person inside, finding her/his own
voice, to family, friends, community. It will make you smile, laugh, think,
remember, and may bring a tear to your eye. The CD is available through CDbaby,
iTunes, and at the store on her website.
Local acoustic trio, Andy Andrick, Gloria Burchfield, and Len Gilard,
combine a wide range of music including 50’s, 60’s, Beatles, Elvis, Country,
and original music by Len, topping it off with 3-part harmonies. Over 100
years combined experience entertaining audiences with a variety of music and
comedy. See them at Johnny Appleseed Festival, Farmers Markets, Stage Left
Café, Senior functions, and the Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair.
With Kent Fishburn and Debbie Firak on guitars and Marty Brunkalla on Mandolin and Fiddle, Big Fish offers up a smooth blend of music from Swing, Blues and Folk, to classic old Jazz standards.
Mary delivers fresh renditions of familiar tunes and memorable originals with
passionate vocals and guitar. Her music has been called "magical," "deeply
moving," reminiscent of Judy Collins and Eva Cassidy but with a voice all her
J. W. Rice:
JW Rice, born and raised in Woodstock, Illinois, is a self-taught
guitarist. He founded the JW Rice Band, fashioned after Dan Hicks and the
Hot Licks, in 1972. The band opened for many acts including Asleep at the
Wheel, Vassar Clements, John Hammond, Jr., and Pinetop Perkins. When the
original JW Rice Band dispersed in 1981, JW started a love affair with the
blues. Meeting and talking to the great Muddy Waters was a turning point in
his musical life. He began learning Muddy’s style of blues music that
covered the traditional Delta blues with country blues thrown in.
Bear Creek is Gary Plazyk and Rob Middleton. They perform music and songs from the 1800s, plus sea shanties and children’s songs. The instruments they use include: guitar, fiddle, penny whistle, hammered dulcimer, concertina, hurdy gurdy, and didgeridoo, plus a grab bag of musical toys including jaw harp, clackamore, limberjack, spoons, and kazoo. Audience participation is enthusiastically encouraged!
Guyz With Bad Eyez:
This group consists of Merv Collins and Don Humbertson. The Guyz enjoy playing a wide range of popular (and some lesser-known) tunes with energy and gusto. Merv Collins, a Fingerstyle and Lead Guitarist, has been playing music for over 4 decades. Merv’s instrumental style is influenced by celtic, classical, bluegrass, country, folk, medieval and even some good old rock and roll music. Don Humbertson, a Woodstock resident, handles lead singing duties for the Guyz along with playing his 12-string guitar. Gordon Lightfoot, John Prine, Leo Kottke and John Fahey are some of the performers Don has admired and been influenced by. Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Don was the advertising director of the Chicago Reader.
Guyz With Bad Eyez Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/GuyzwithBadEyez
Guyz With Bad Eyez PR Flyer: Download Here
My name is Olivia; I’m 15 years old and have a passion for playing two instruments, though my passion for practicing harp is slightly stronger. For the past 7 years I have been a student of piano, but for the past 6 years I’ve also been a student of harp. This is my 3rd year playing at the Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair but I’ve also performed at the Woodstock Farmers Market, Lord of the Light at my Church, and weddings.
A founding member of Live Bait, Pete Jonsson grew up in a home that had live music. Family gatherings featured his grandfather on mandolin, his father on guitar and uncle on banjo. An Arthur Godfrey ukelele started him down the path towards his own destruction. His music is a mix of folk, pop, blues, old standards, and original songs.
On a Dime:
Genre - Classic Rock, Blues/Rock
Aaron Netsell...Vocals, Guitar
Rob Godek.......Guitar, Vocals
Sandee Christiansen...Keys, Vocals
Steve Sawyer....Bass, Vocals
Ken Grutza.......Drums, Vocals
Booking: Ken Grutza - firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile:630-897-8740
Compass is composed of ﬁve men in search of a direction. It is commonly known that men never ask for directions. Members of The Lake County Folk Club formed this quintet from a mutual desire to unleash their passion for acoustic adventure music
Other Artists that have played at the Market recently:
Dan Zahn & Kate Moretti:
Woodstock Jazz Festival: