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Welcome to the Just Plain Folk show!

Great World and Local Folk music, past and present, with a special emphasis on the NE Ohio folk music scene. Enjoy interviews with featured solo artists and Bands interspersed with their songs, and songs by other artists, new and old.

The Smalls#676

Featured Artists: The Smalls New!

Rich and Kathy Small have been active in music nearly all of their lives and involved in the Folk, Gospel and Old-Time Music scene for many years. Their performances are tailored to include music from the Revolutionary Days of America through Original Compositions of today. Traditional instruments such as the Autoharp, Bowed Psaltry, Mountain Dulcimer and Guitar are used to accompany the singing of Appalachian Mountain Ballads, Civil War Laments, Old-Time Gospel Favorites, Lively Audience Sing-a-Longs, Original Compositions and Folk Songs from all eras.

Bill SchillingFeatured Artist: Bill Schilling New!

Bill Schilling has been singing and playing various folk instruments for over 40 years. He has performed for audiences of all ages in many settings from coast to coast. His high-energy performances may include songs, slide programs, and/or stories.

Show #676 includes tracks by the Smalls and Bill Schilling, separately, and as a trio. Together they will be featured in the April 13th Mountain Rose Concert.

The Cuyahoga Valley Frackers#675

Featured Artists: The Cuyahoga Valley Frackers

The Cuyahoga Valley Frackers is comprised of musicians who appreciate Ohio’s beautiful Cuyahoga Valley and enjoy good-natured humor. The four members have a wide variety of musical influences including rock, old-timey, folk, and even punk. These powerful musical backgrounds help them to create a pleasing yet hearty sound of folk music that makes them unique. Michael Graham brings his multi-talented instrumental ability to make magic on guitar, mandolin and even a little percussion when he feels like it. Thomas Schurr, the steadfast steady bass man brings a wise-thumping rhythm that’ll keep your feet tapping (you won’t want to stop). Robert Thompson not only dazzles us with his lead acoustic guitar but also jives quite lively on banjo and percussion. Then there is the fair Mary Plazo who adds to the group with a little guitar and also very solid percussion to keep the boys moving along. Top all of this with sweet four part harmonies and songs that will make you laugh and cry and you’ll discover how it’s possible to enjoy music even more than you already do!

The Cuyahoga Valley Frackers will be performing in the upcoming Mountain Rose Concert on Sunday, March 9th. Come see them if you’re in the area!

Upriver Duo#674

Featured Artists: Upriver Duo

Dan Moorefiled is featured on guitars, piano, fiddle and vocals. His musical roots go back to the County Waterford, Ireland. Dan mixes his research on the history of the Irish people and their music with his life experiences as a farmer, school teacher, father and businessman. He brings both music and education to our shows. Dan has a Masters degree in education.

Teresa Morrison brings to the music a variety of instruments which include the Irish whistle, alto recorder, banjo, mandolin, guitars and vocal. Her family roots are deep in the Scots Irish heritage and she feels a soul connection with the music that has crossed the ocean, the Appalachian mountains and the generations. Teresa teaches music at the Wayne Center for the Arts. 

Upriver Duo will headline the Sunday, February 9th Mountain Rose Concert.

Program Note

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Mountain Rose Concerts

Twistin’ Tom Radio is a proud sponsor of this wonderful concert series, which features one show a month from October through May. Come see some of our radio show guests (and other acts) live! Visit our Mountain Rose page for concert schedule, directions and all the good stuff.

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