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Jeff Raught
Jeff Raught

Jeff has been meandering his way through life with songs and stories for many years. Finding the humor in unexpected places and delivering it in a way that only Jeff can. Connecting the dots, or maybe helping to erase them. It is a delightful blend of music that has flavors of blues, gospel and hints of The American Songbook.

For a new twist on some old yarn....

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Various ensembles over thirty-ish years.
Various ensembles over thirty-ish years.

I play bass guitar (currently a five string "MTD").

I've played in churches (I'm part of a folk group in a Catholic church at present), pubs - nasty and nice, concerts, coffee houses and assorted other environments.

I've played in duos, full bands (three, four, five piece) and other configurations. I've had the good fortune to be part of a number of recording sessions as well.

I play by ear and use chord charts frequently. I am learning to "read" but am at a beginner level in that regard.

There are very few types of music that I don't like. I've played rock, country, gospel, reggae, folk and even some classical at a semi-serious to pretty serious level.

I'm a sucker for a great melody, a cool riff or a worthwhile lyric. If all three elements converge in a song great; I will, however, settle for one or two of them. :-)

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Road Less Travelled

Road Less Travelled

Doug and Jude Krehbiel are the husband and wife duet, Road Less Travelled. This lively pair plays an assortment of instruments in concert including guitar, banjo, bass, mountain dulcimer, mandolin, dobro, tin whistle, Irish drum, and jaw harp. With powerful vocals and exciting instrumentals, RLT performs a variety of musical styles combining elements of folk, country, Irish, bluegrass, and rhythm and blues.

Doug and Jude's performances consist mostly of original songs that cover a wide range of topics. Each program contains generous sprinklings of humor. Their material is geared for and enjoyed by people of all ages, including kids.

RLT has provided concerts, special music, and song leading at gatherings and events for audiences ranging in size from two dozen to several thousand.

In 1999 RLT’s CD, Joyful Ditty, was the number two folk album of the year on NPR station WVPE in Elkhart, Indiana. In 2001, RLT enjoyed their fifth win in Winfield National Songwriting Contest. Doug and Jude have toured across the U.S. and Canada, appeared on radio and TV, and recorded nine albums of their original music.

Reviews and Feedback

"...thank you for your performance on Across the Dial. The program looks great! Road Less Travelled helped to make our program a great success and we appreciate it." Maureen Murray, WNIT TV, Elkhart, IN.

"It was great to see your entertaining presentation." Randy Goering, KVGB Radio, Great Bend, KS

"I really liked the music and lyrics, and the humor spots are clever, well done and funny." Jim Stevens, "Passages" WWKS Radio, Pittsburgh, PA

"It's upbeat, slightly outrageous and....enthusiastic... The music of Road Less Travelled is music to make you sit up and listen." With Magazine

"The songs appeal to a wide audience...and all of them have a musical quality to communicate [the] message....The words and music echoed in my mind long after the tape had ended." Album review by Leonard Nolt

"A beautifully polished production.... It won't take many listeners long before they are humming along with these infectious tune." Album review by The Other Side Magazine

"Doug's dynamic guitar playing and Jude's stunning voice bring a quality and professionality to every song.." Album Review by Steven L. Mullet

"You've done a superb job. I'd like more people to hear and see your performance. You are excellent professionals." Letter from concert attendee, Fresno, CA

"You two represent tremendous entertainment...Both staff and students have expressed appreciation for your performance." Letter from high school teacher in West Branch, IA

"Thank you. Excellent concert!" Jeanie Smith, Publicity, McPherson College, KS

"There wasn't a dull moment. I really enjoyed the whole presentation." Letter from concert attendee, Lombard, IL

"Everything was great, great, great, great, terrific, wonderful, humorous, fun, sober and moving." Letter from concert attendee, Albany, OR

"Your songs were very moving and at times spine-tingling." Letter from concert-attendee, Bainbridge, WA

"When are you guys going to get a real job?! Grandpa Krehbiel

General contact info. Booking info.
Jude Krehbiel
(316) 283-7351
1125 N Ash
Newton, Kansas 67114 USA
Jude Krehbiel
(316) 283-7351

IMPORTANT: Performers listed here may appear at various Mennofolk festivals across the country. Please check the individual festival pages for listings of who will be performing at each location.


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