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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.


Joe Rollin Porter #695

Joe Rollin Porter New!

Joe Rollin Porter is a fingerstyle guitarist and vocalist, performing primarily folky blues, bluesy folk, a handful of Irish tunes, and a few other surprises. Joe is a full-time musician living in Cleveland, performing throughout Ohio and Indiana and Kentucky as well.

Joe will be the featured artist at the Sunday, February 14th Mountain Rose Concert.

Other artists featured in Show #695 include Jonathan Edwards, Bill Staines and Bob Zentz.

photo of jan hammond and paul conrad #694

Jan Hammond & Paul Conrad | Ed Amman

Jan Hammondis a lifetime resident of Ohio. She has four solo CDs and one duet CD with guitar master Tom Conner. Jan is a two-time Kentucky State Mountain Dulcimer Champion, the only four-time winner at the Mid-Eastern Regional Dulcimer Championships, a Top Five Finalist and a 3rd Place winner at the National Mountain Dulcimer Championships held each year in Winfield, KS.

Paul Conrad is a mountain dulcimer builder and performer from Millersburg, Ohio. He has been creating playable works of art since 2005. Paul and Jan have combined their songwriting talents, co-writing many of the songs on Jan's latest CD, Connected.

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Singer/songwriter Ed Amman started with guitar for the music in 1963, but got a lot more interested when he found out musical types were attracting more girls. Ed started playing in public at The Needle's Eye in Kent, Ohio and played with bands while in the Army in Texas and toured with The Elmore Brothers Band in the mid '70s. Ed has played with a lot of commercial bands around Akron over the years.

Ed will be opening for Jan & Paul at the December 13th Mountain Rose concert. Mountain Rose Concert Series.

Bill Thomas and Buck Andrews #693

Bill Thomas & Buck Andrews

This show features guitarist/singer Bill Thomas and guitarist/bass player Buck Andrews playing Old Style Country music gems (in advance of their appearance in the Mountain Rose November concert. Also featured are songs by artists Sarah McQuaid, Freebow, Andrea Zonn and Happy Traum.


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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