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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.

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Stringed Fantasy New!

Stringed Fantasy had its beginnings when Sue Wheeler and Rosalind Wilson first met in 1995, at a North Canton hammered dulcimer club. They gathered up a few friends, and the group (through various incarnations) has been playing together, ever since. The group specializes in traditional acoustic music. Their favorite genre is Irish music.

Enjoy a selection of their music and see Stringed Fantasy Live at the March 8th Mountain Rose Concert.

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Avin Loki Baird

“Avin Loki Baird is a singer/songwriter, fingerstyle guitarist, artist and luthier from Cleveland, Ohio. Avin sings about dreams, love, loss, hope and justice, creating imagery that will reach out with great affect. She has been performing all over the country for 30 years. She has performed with Bela Fleck, Hazel Dickens, Sam Bush, Norman and Nancy Blake, Trapezoid, Libba Cotton, David Wilcox, Pat Humphries, and many more.” (From her website).

Avin has released two CDs: The Wayback Machine and Firefly Ballet.

Avin will be performing at the February 8th Mountain Rose Concert.

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Irvin Terzic is a blues/folk Acoustic Artist who’s been songwriting and performing since childhood. Irvin will be opening for Avin Loki Baird at the February Mountain Rose Concert. 

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Kathy Johnson

Kathy Johnson is a one-of-a-kind singer-songwriter whose performances delight audiences of all ages. She sings an eclectic mix of acoustic music, including her own originals, folk music, cowboy songs, vintage country, old rock and roll, and standards from the 1920’s, 30’s, and 40’s. Her programs combine interesting material, witty commentary and a fun, straightforward style. This engaging redhead’s voice is clear, warm and unique.

Kathy will be appearing with Ed Amann at the January 11th, 2015 Mountain Rose Concert.

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Ed Amann

Ed Amann, guitarist, songwriter and folksinger, in Akron Ohio has long history of playing with local groups and still presents wildly eclectic solo shows in various area venues. A versatile guitarist, Ed performs original tunes in several genres on a both acoustic and electric 6 and 12 string guitars.

Says Ed: “I pick music from all times and many genres for my shows…If you don’t like what I’m doing, wait 3 minutes, it will change”. Ed has released several albums; check out his website for more information!

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Brick Road Ramblers

The Brick Road Ramblers — named for Akron’s 100-year-old red-bricked avenues — serve up a blend of old-time favorites and contemporary folk classics with a banjo-driven old-time sound that has thrilled festival crowds of all ages since 1996.

With banjos, dobro, fiddle, guitars bass, mandolin, and concertina in tow, the Ramblers present an energetic, unpredictable and unique display of diverse tunes, four-part harmonies, and friendly banter for music lovers of all ages.

Akron, Ohio’s hot, harmonizing string band welcomes you to kick back on your favorite porch some Saturday night and wrap your ears around some old-timey folk music fun, from the first shuffle of Wild Rose of the Mountain to the vocal leads of Mole in the Ground, from the banjo in Colours to the high harmonies of Black-eyed Susie. If you’re nearby, come see the Brick Road Ramblers live at the November 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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