Charlotte Folk Society logo celebrating 30 years

Dedicated to promoting the ongoing enjoyment and preservation of traditional and contemporary folk music, dance, crafts and lore in the Carolinas Piedmont,
since 1982.

Musicians, Bands & Instructors

This is where Charlotte Folk Society members market lessons and performances, as well as seek other musicians. If you are a member, you can list your services on this page for no charge.

If you are a member and want to promote what you do, or seek other musicians, please send an e-mail to the Webmaster with your name and contact info. This can include address, e-mail, telephone. You can include a picture.

NOTE: Being posted on this page is a CFS Membership Benefit. I'll keep your posting up for a year, then I'll take it off. If will fall upon yourselves to either let me know that you'd like to keep the post up, or change it. In January I'll be checking the membership roster and if your name isn't listed as active, your post will come off. You'll not be notified of this event, so if this advertising is important to you, keep current! -ed

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Bluegrass dobro lessons - I have studied with Jerry Douglas, Rob Ickes and Sally Van Meter. From basics to advanced licks, Josh Graves to New Age sounds. Call Brian Neligan at 203-609-1377, or email me at Also interested in open jams and band situations.

Stevens Mill Band
Stevens Mill Band

Stevens Mill Band. Band for Hire : Need a band for your studio project or event? Call Robert Webster and the Stevens Mill Band. The band plays a variety of original music and takes on popular tunes blended with a Newgrass kick. Great songs with jaw-dropping instrumentals featuring Glen Alexander (Fiddle, Mandolin), Webster (Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Dobro), Mocks McCrory (Upright Bass, Guitar, Vocals), Fingers Loelius (Percussion) makes for great entertainment! 704-517-8345.


Clogging performances and demos of both traditional and contemporary clogging styles for special events. With or without audience participation and a clogging lesson. High energy, full of variety and fun, and guaranteed to please audiences of all ages! Call Adele Greenfield at 704-588-2855. Visit and click on clogging. Salsa line dance is offered too (no partner needed).


The Sons of the Full Moon perform throughout the Southeast at Festivals and dances, and at Charlotte's own Gypsy Meltdown in 2011. They perform high-energy original tunes, and traditional Irish and American music.

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Dennis Spring, fiddle/violin, has done many recording studio sessions. He has performed with nationally-known artists, such as Harry Connick, Jr., Benny Goodman, Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick, Doc Severinson, Chet Atkins, Emmy Lou Harris, and The Moody Blues.

Tim Mace has been a singer-songwriter around the Carolinas for 30 years. He has a solo album to his credit and has opened for Doc Watson several times. He plays several mandolins which he designed and built.

Buddy McManus, former guitarist with the Ruffians, has composed over 500 musical works, and creates the rhythmic groove for the band.

Sarah Huskey plays clarinet, sax and pennywhistle. She joined the band in the Autumn of 2010 and adds both fire to the hard-driving tunes, and water to the smooth waltzes.

For Bookings, contact Dennis Spring at or 704-535-8594

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Paul Huff and Cindy Ballaro make music that matters with In-A-Chord. With musical accompaniment from Greg James, they bring to the world original and unique inspirational songs, melodies and harmonies, coupled with a delivery that is unmistakably heart-centered.

Please contact us at or 704-763-8846.


For lessons on banjo, guitar, mandolin, bass and harmonica, contact Dave Ballenger, who has been playing for 35 years and teaching for more than 25 years. Current students range from eight to over sixty five years old. I teach full time and have times available most days and some evenings. I can be reached at (704) 843-1551.


Strolling accordion-atmosphere provider for special theme parties. Specializing in French, Italian, Irish, Polish, German, and old time and patriotic American music. Also special educational programs on music and history 1920 to 1950. Contact Bob Wilusz at (803) 328-1999 or go to


Private and Group Lessons: Hammered Dulcimer, Singing, Beginning Fiddle, Ukulele and Recorder. Carol Raedy. Website here. Call (704) 367-2536 or email here

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Fiddler / violinist vocalist Wanted: Cornelius area guitar / double bass / 5-string banjo trio seeking to add a fiddler / violinist vocalist contributor to our music. Female preferred to harmonize another female voice in the group. Our group plays mostly for civic and church functions. (828) 443-6223 for details.

Banjo Wanted: I am interested in buying a fretless banjo. Please call Louise Cafeo - work (704) 537-6044 or home (704) 532-9691 or email at