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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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Dave Nealon
http://www.nealonsongs.com/

Original rustical-quality songs that are most at home outdoors. Nealon plays whichever stringed instrument is handy, and he balances happy memories, wry humor, and restless questions in every set.

Nealon has three solo CDs and one duo project with buddy Mark Rallings. Together, they form Case Studies--music to make you feel good and think hard. New recording projects include a solo effort and one with his grassy band, Tide Spring.

Dave Nealon lives near Harrisonburg, VA.

Duane Horst and Bill Kaffenberger

Duane Horst, a Mennonite from eastern Ohio, and Bill Kaffenberger, a nondenominational Christian from a Lutheran background, sing, play acoustic guitars and perform their own original tunes as well as covers of others in a laid back folk style.

Five Times Harder

For the Harder family, making music together may be “five times harder,” but it’s also five times more fun. Tom on guitar and Lois on vocals are joined by their three talented daughters Hillary on violin and mandolin, Madeline on cello and electric bass, and Anna on the violin. The family’s repertoire is an entertaining mixture of secular and sacred, humorous and poignant, driving bluegrass gospel and lyrical folk ballads, with a taste of classical and jazz.

Harmonies Workshop
http://www.harmonies.org/
Jan Hammond
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/janhammond2

- Ohio-based, award winning, mountain dulcimer player and singer/songwriter
- 4 solo & 1 duet CD, 3 books of dulcimer tab.
- Teaches at festivals, workshops and private lessons
- Presented at the Buckeye Dulcimer Festival, Dulcimore, SE Ohio Dulcimer -Festival, Kent State Folk Festival, Phoenix (AZ) Folk Festival, Ohio Valley Gathering, Kentucky Winter Dulcimer Weekend, The Swannanoa Gathering and Dulcimer Days
- Certified Music Practitioner®
Her thoughtfulness and gentle playfulness reveals a joy that is infectious and her music is like the breeze that lifts the little birds out of the nest to launch them on their maiden voyage. - S. Eulberg

kevin Wayne
http://www.myspace.com/kevinwayne
Portland, Oregon singer-songwriter Kevin Wayne has performed in various coffeehouses in Oregon & Washington. Whether performing at a place that sells latte's, rocking the homeless in a church basement, or playing impromptu at a public park or beach somewhere, people are entertained, encouraged, and challenged to think. That's the very nature of Kevin's music, which he dubs "Alterna Folk-rock", but others have noticed a strong Classic-Rock flavor to his influences. His style has been described as "spiritual folk-rock in the vein of Bruce Cockburn, with a touch of Elvis Costello and the Kinks."
Macey Dance

Macey Dance is a traditional folk singer. She is knowlegeable about folk music as well as being an enchanting performer. She is simple,acoustic, yet has a large range of material. She draws her audience in with her pure yet seasoned voice.

Me & Martha
http://www.meandmartha.com/

With on-stage presence second to none, Me & Martha bring together their passion for life and musical fervor to every performance and delight audiences everywhere. Their blended voices lift your spirit and fill your heart. Don DePoy and Martha Hills are members of America’s Old-Time Country Music Hall of Fame and are on the Young Audiences of Virginia, the Virginia Art Commission, and efolkMusic rosters as traditional musicians. To bring the Valley's rich musical traditions to everyone, they have established the Shenandoah Valley Mountain Music Makers Trail & Heritage Centers. Don’s family settled in the Shenandoah Valley in the early 1740s. He is a 5th generation mountain music maker and can trace his musical roots back to the 1850s. He also holds a Ph.D. in American Music and Popular Culture and has over 15 years experience as a college professor. Martha, originally from Maine, is steeped in the rich New England music tradition. She is an early childhood educator and certified MusikGarten teacher with over 10 years of teaching experience.

Reunion Vocal Band
Reunion Vocal Band (RVB) is a composite of 1960s and '70s Mennonite musicians, singers, and song writers hailing from seven different states and one Canadian province. With an emphasis on tight vocal harmony, their repertoire features a variety of styles including folk, folk-rock, gospel, country, rock, and a bit of jazz. RVB has recorded two albums available on CD and tape. Initiated by James R. Krabill, the group formed in 1989, and has been meeting annually to jam ever since. RVB also endeavors to play in concert at least once a year. MennoFolk 2005 will be the venue for this year's RVB public appearance.
Road Less Travelled
http://www.rltmusic.net/

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.

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.

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