Award winning singer/songwriter Tim Moyer has dazzled audiences all over the U.S.A. armed with powerful voice, thinking man’s lyrics, mesmerizing refrains. Having grown up in a musical family on everything from Jazz to Classical, he started his musical journey at age 7 on drums and hasn’t looked back. Mostly singing, and playing guitar and 6-String banjo these days Tim has opened for The Doobie Brothers, Edwin McCain, Duncan Sheik, Howard Jones, Dave Mason, the list goes on.
Jamie Beale is the vocalist and banjo player for the Celtic folk-rock band Bare Knuckle Parade.
Touted as one of the finest banjo players in the UK as well as being a superb singer, songwriter and guitarist, Dan Walsh is described as 'the real deal' (UNCUT). His unique and eclectic style, taking in folk, funk, bluegrass and even some Arabic music, has stunned audiences across the UK many times but is also spreading its wings with recent successful performances in Germany, India and Canada and a very successful first tour of New Zealand. His high energy performances and witty banter have made him one of the most exciting new talents around.
Justin Lansing is the banjo player for the Grammy Award winning family music duo, The Okee Dokee Brothers. They write and record American Roots music with the goal to inspire children and their families to spend time outdoors and in nature.
Adrian Raso is a respected guitarist/composer from Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Adrian has recorded two instrumental EPs and six full‐length instrumental albums. Black Mamba (2005) showcased Adrian’s stunning versatility and musicianship over a variety of styles, ranging from Gypsy to Mediterranean flavours. Adrian’s work is a fine example of the balance between commercially accepted music that is also readily embraced by the technically minded musician.
Today she labors on her TV show, produces music for herself and other artists, produces shows and videos, is co-writing a novel trilogy about the music world, is an endorsing artist for Deering Banjos, and is constantly touring. She plays 11 instruments and has recorded 12 albums, her newest being Walk a Little Ways with Me.
Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Harvey Reid has honed his craft over the last 40 years in countless clubs, festivals, streetcorners, cafes, schools and concert halls across the nation. He has been called a "giant of the steel strings" and "one of the true treaures of American acoustic music." He has absorbed a vast repertoire of American contemporary and roots music and woven it into his own colorful, personal and distinctive style. His recorded output of over 500 tracks on 27 different recordings, released between 1982 and 2012 on Woodpecker Records make a major statement, and have attracted a great deal of attention in the acoustic music world. His sparse, unproduced recordings have been discovered by music "purists" worldwide, and showcase his unparalleled mastery of many instruments and styles of acoustic music, from hip folk to slashing slide guitar blues to bluegrass, old-time, celtic, ragtime, and even classical.
Founder of the Woodsongs Radio Hour.
Four-time Grammy Award winner David Holt is a musician, storyteller, historian, television host and entertainer, dedicated to performing and preserving traditional American music and stories. Holt plays ten acoustic instruments and has released numerous award winning recordings of traditional mountain music and southern folktales.
George Grove, 37-year veteran of The Kingston Trio (as of 2013), has been playing Deering banjos exclusively for over 25 years, both on-stage and in the recording studio. His custom Deering banjo known as "The Banjosaurus" was used for The Kingston Trio's CD Live At The Crazy Horse (released 1994). The "Tom Dooley Banjo" was used for the Trio's Christmas album, Glad Tidings (released December, 2009). And his "Vega Kingston Trio 'George Grove'" was used for their CD Born At The Right Time (released February, 2012). George says that his only problem with his Deering banjos is "which one shall I use? Each banjo has a distinctive voice and personality -- I wish I could tour with all three banjos!"