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Northeast Ohio's Folk, Traditional Music, and Dance Society
Folknet is a not-for-profit educational organization that exists to nurture the development and expansion of a vibrant folk and traditional arts community
 of performers, organizations and advocates throughout Northeast Ohio.

Acoustic Harvest Artist
John Arlis
John traces his musical roots to Cleveland's LaCave and Farragher's Back Room. John appears on Folknet's Acoustic Harvest compilation CD.

Blue Lunch
Blue Lunch is a six piece band which plays 1950's era swing and jump blues along with Chicago-style blues. Blue Lunch's lineup of bass, guitar, harmonica, keyboards and a two-man horn section enables Blue Lunch to keep the dance floor full wherever they play. For booking information contact Bob Frank, 3712 Traynham Road, Shaker Heights, OH 44122, phone 216/991-4911.
 
Blue Rose 
Blue Rose performs music in the Chinese and American tradition, and features a diverse collection of instruments. The duo is Kim Murley, who trained at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, and Dan Levenson, voted by Banjo Newsletter readers as one of the top 10 banjo players. Blue Rose can be reached at 980 Rowlesville Road, Vinton, OH 45686, Phone (740) 388- 9107. Blue Rose appears on Folknet's More Pickings compilation CD.
 
The Bluegrass Hotline
Together since 1992, The Bluegrass Hotline play their own style of traditional bluegrass music. Their first release is appropriately called, "For The First Time." The Bluegrass Hotline appears on Folknet's Acoustic Harvest compilation CD.
 
The Boiled Buzzards
The Boiled Buzzards are considered by Steve Davis of The Devil's Box to be one of "the most influential oldtime stringbands of recent years." This nationally-known band has released four albums. The Boiled Buzzards appears on Folknet's Acoustic Harvest compilation CD.
The Boiled buzzards can be reached at 980 Rowlesville Road, Vinton, OH 45686, Phone (740) 388- 9107
 
Charley Brown
Charley's songs are described as playful, enlightening, nostalgic, unassuming, sad, and easily identifiable to all. They are, like Charley, timeless. He's been playing music for over 40 years now, and plays regularly in Northeast Ohio. Charley appears on Folknet's Acoustic Harvest compilation CD.
 
Walt Campbell
Walt has toured the Midwest, New York and New England for the past five years. He's opened for John Gorka, Bill Morrisey and others in modern acoustic music. Walt's soon-to-be-released second album is titled Daddy Was A Drifter. Walt appears on Folknet's Acoustic Harvest and More Pickings compilation CDs.
 
Christopher
Christopher consists primarily of the songwriter Chris Reynolds, veteran of the band "Those Guys." He's been featured on varied recording projects and has participated in archetypal psychology and Jung Educational Center events. Christopher can contacted at 289 Wyleswood Drive, Berea, OH 44017, phone (216) 243-5346 or e-mail an167@Cleveland.freenet.edu. Christopher appears on Folknet's More Pickings compilation CD and Chris Reynolds appears on Folknet's Acoustic Harvestcompilation CD.
 
Furmious Bandersnatch
Furmious Bandersnatch is a trio formed ten years ago to play for contra dances. They specialize in original and traditional dance music from the Americas, the British Isles and the world. Their self-titled album was released in 1994. Furmious Bandersnatch appears on Folknet's Acoustic Harvest compilation CD.
 
Gary Hall 
Gary, a former Boston subway musician, Nashville performer and yodeler, has shared the stage with Leo Kottke, Baillie and the Boys, and others. Gary appears on Folknet's Acoustic Harvest compilation CD.
 
The Hotfoot Bluegrass Band 
The Hotfoot Bluegrass Band stepped out in 1977, and has appeared on college campuses, fairs and festivals from Winnipeg to Kerrville. They're known for their traditional bluegrass and original song, and have released three albums. The Hotfoot Bluegrass Band appears on Folknet's Acoustic Harvest compilation CD
 
Jim and Dave
Also known as Jim Tucker and Dave Trowbridge. Since 1988 they've performed early country music in the style of the Carter Family and the Blue Sky Boys. These Marimac recording artists appear at Hale Farm and Village in Bath, OH each weekend June through October. Jim and Dave appear on Folknet's Acoustic Harvest and More Pickings compilation CDs.
 
Kathy Johnson
Kathy has appeared at festivals and clubs across the eastern U.S. and Canada, and visits Nashville regularly to write, perform and pitch her songs. In addition to original folk and country material, her repertoire includes an occasional cowboy song. Kathy can be reached at (330) 928-5765. Kathy appears on Folknet's Acoustic Harvest and More Pickings compilation CDs.
 
Kirk Kasten
Kirk is a longtime paricipant in the local acoustic music scene. This singer-songwriter's distiguished credits include songs written for use on both the Miracle Network telethon and a United Way fund-raising video. Kirk can be reached at 17047 Mock Road, Berlin Center, OH 44401, phone (330) 547-2591. Kirk appears on Folknet's Acoustic Harvest and More Pickingscompilation CD.
 
Roland Kausen
Roland is half the duo Cross Ties, an actor, a bluegrass band member, musical director for numerous productions, and annually sings the national anthem at a Cleveland Indians game. Roland can be reached at Presto Productions, 3177 West 71st Street, Up, Cleveland, OH 44102, phone (216) 961-5753. Roland appears on Folknet's More Pickings compilation CD.
 
Kerry Kean 
Kerry is a guitarist-singer-songwriter who has performed as both a solo artist and as an accomplished sideman and bandleader in various styles, including folk, bluegrass, jazz, rock and blues. In recent years he has focused largely on original songs, both instrumental and vocal. Kerry can be reached at 1062 Elno Avenue, Kent, OH 44240, phone 330-678-1990. Kerry appears on Folknet's More Pickings compilation CD.
 
Jon Mosey
Specializing in Urban and Country Blues and Ragtime, Jon Mosey regularly plays with two bands: "Unstrung Heroes" and "Reels & Romance," and has been selected as one of the Kent Guitar Masters. In addition to guitar, Jon is accomplished on piano, mandolin, tenor banjo and bass. Jon has two selections on Folknet's Acoustic Harvest compilation CD.
 
Dan Levenson 
Voted one of the top 10 clawhammer banjo players by Banjo Newsletter readers, Dan is a banjo-plucking, fiddle-playing, guitar-strumming, clog-dancing, story-telling devotee of traditional music. Dan has a vibrant way of relating the music, dance and stories that he has learned the old fashioned way. Dan can be reached at 980 Rowlesville Road, Vinton, OH 45686, Phone (740) 388- 9107.
 
Jeff Moyer
Jeff has been writing and performing songs for 30 years that celebrate the wholeness of all people. Much of his material focuses on the integrity of individuals with disabilities. He's performed in 45 states, released 4 albums and published a music activity book. Jeff can be reached at 670 Radford Drive, Highland Heights, OH 44143, phone (216) 442-2779. Jeff appears on Folknet's More Pickings compilation CD.
 
Tom & Carole Norulak 
This band performs at dances and concerts in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Playing together since 1982, they released their recording "The Magic Forest" in 1993. Tom & Carol appears on Folknet's Acoustic Harvest compilation CD.
 
Only Children
Only Children are two only children: Maria Livers and Erika Bodnar. Their performances of classical and contemporary folk music often includes sing-alongs and audience participation. Original songs focus on love, friendship and passages of life. Only Children can be contacted at P.O. Box 770667, Lakewood, OH 44107, phone (216) 252-5078. Only Children appears on Folknet's More Pickings compilation CD.
 
Victoria Parks 
Victoria writes and plays music from traditional to topical. An environmental activist, she's opened for folk greats Bob Gibson, Tom Paxton, and Josh White, Jr. Her music video chronicaling the lives and times of New England ancestors recently aired on PBS. Victoria can be contacted at 262 Danhurst Road, Columbus, OH 43228, phone (614) 851-1437, fax (614) 851-0811, or e-mail parksongs@aol.com. Victoria appears on Folknet's More Pickings compilation CD.
 
Part Time Pleasure
Part Time Pleasure is led by Billie Westenfelder. A hammer dulcimer based string band, they play old-time and traditional instrumentals and perform at wedding receptions, seasonal parties and festivals. Part Time Pleasure can be reached at 10161 Cedar Road, Chesterland, OH 44026, phone (216) 564-9016. Part Time Pleasure appears on Folknet's Acoustic Harvest andMore Pickings compilation CDs.
 
Sarah Goslee Reed 
Sarah has been credited by Dirty Linen with releasing the "quintessential folk album." Sarah has three solo albums and also performs with Prairie Orchid. Sarah has two songs on Folknet's Acoustic Harvest compilation CD.
 
Keith Reichley 
Keith has performed eclectic acoustic music for 20 years. His repertoire includes both obscure covers and freshly minted originals. He's appeared on numerous radio and television shows, sharing the stage with Jonathan Edwards and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Keith can be rached by phone (216) 734-5926 or e-mail 73630.76@compuserve.com. Keith appears on Folknet's More Pickings compilation CD.
 
Dave Rose
Dave, Generation X spokesman and anti-songwriter, is a favorite at college bars in Georgia and coffee houses in Cleveland (go figure). He was a semi-finalist in Musician Magazine's 1994 "Best Unsigned Band" contest and has released two albums. Dave appears on Folknet's Acoustic Harvest compilation CD.
 
The Samels Family
The Samels Family is a trio of "by ear" musicians who play traditional instrumentals, frequently in an historical context. The group consists of parents, Clayton and Paula, with teenage son Robert. Father and son have won numerous awards, including a pair at the 1995 Roscoe Village's Dulcimer Days. The Samels Family can be contact through Folknet. The Samels Family appears on Folknet's More Pickings compilation CD.
 
Jim Schafer 
Jim Schafer's involvement in the folk music community began with his participation in the establishment of the Red Horse Hollow Acoustic Music Arts Center in 1979. Writing songs and performing professionally since 1975 as both a solo and group act, he's produced and engineered several albums, including Folknet's Acoustic Harvest.
 
Bill Schilling 
Bill Schilling has been singing and playing various folk instruments for over 25 years. Bill is a high-energy performer who plays 12 and 6 string guitars, autoharp, hammered and fretted dulcimers, banjo guitar, ukuleles, recorders, digital horn, jug, and an assortment of inexpensive or homemade instruments. Bill is also the founder and current leader of Dulci-More: Folk & Traditional Musicians.
 
Tap the Bow
Tap the Bow formed in 1992 and specializes in celtic folk music. The members range in age from 14 to 40-something with some members tracing their roots to the Cleveland Comhaltas. Tap the Bow appears on Folknet's Acoustic Harvestcompilation CD.
 
Hal Walker
Hal grew up playing his harmonica along the banks of the Cuyahoga River. Also a guitarist and pianist, he includes in his show songs, poetry, and "100% improv." Hal was featured on the main stage of the 25th Kent State Folk Festival and recently returned to Northeast Ohio after a period performing in New York City. Hal can be reached at 112 1/2 Portage Street, Kent, OH 44240, phone (330) 677-2430. Hal appears on Folknet's More Pickings compilation CD.
 
Susan Weber
Susan is a folk community activist who co-leads a songwriter's critique group. In solo performance she utilizes storytelling, puppetry and audience participation. She's also a member of the Fairmount School of Music trio. Susan can be contacted at P.O. Box 18443, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118, phone (216) 564-9016. Susan appears on Folknet's More Pickings compilation CD. 

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