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Past Guest Artists

The Murphy Beds - Eamon O’Leary & Jefferson Hamer - traditional & original folk songs

The Carper Family - Melissa Carper, Beth Crhisman, Jenn Miori, Sophia Johnson - country, traditional & contemporary

Byron Berline Band - Bluegrass

Bonsoir, Catin - Cajun

Si Kahn - Folk Music for Social Relevance

The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band - Scrubboard, jug, corny jokes, and lots of fun

Crumac - Tom Creegan, Dale Russ, & Mike Saunders - Traditional Irish

Guy Davis - Blues

De Temps Antan - French Canadian

Les Amis Creole - Creole, the roots of zydeco.

The Carolina Chocolate Drops - Black String Band, historic and contemporary

2006 - AFF 32
Nancy Griffith - Contemporary Folk

2005 - AFF 31
Jawbone - Bruce Molsky, Tony Trishka and Paula Bradley - Old Time meets New grass

2004 - AFF 30
Hot Club of Cowtown - Western swing with a Parisian influence

2003 - AFF 29
Barachois - Tunes and songs for fron the Acadian tradition of Prince Edward Island, Canada

2002 - AFF 28
Frankie Gavin and Brian McGrath -- Traditional Irish Instrumentals on Fiddle, Flute, Banjo and Piano

2001 - AFF 27
Tom, Brad and Alice -- Old Time music from Tom Sauber, Brad Leftwich and Alice Gerrard

2000 - AFF 26
Charivari -- Cajun dance music

1999 - AFF 25
Suzanne Thomas, Don Rigsby, Jim Hurst, Missy Raines and Bill Evans - Bluegrass

1998 - AFF 24
Jerry Holland w/Mary Jesse Gillis & Kieran O'Hare - Cape Breton

1997 - AFF 23
Kurt Sutphin, Kinney & Doug Rorrer - North Carolina Piedmont Old-Time

1996 - AFF 22
Brave Old World - Traditional and Contemporary Klezmer

1995 - AFF 21
Ginny Hawker, Kay Justice, Tracy Schwarz & Mac Traynham - Southern Appalachian singing

1994 - AFF 20
Ledward Kaapana Trio - Hawaiian slack-key guitar

1993 - AFF 19
Lisa Ornstein, Nick Hawes, Sabin Jacques and Benoit Borque - Traditional French-Canadian music

1992 - AFF 18
Josh Graves & Kenny Baker - Masters of Bluegrass

1991 - AFF 17
John Cephas & Phil Wiggins - Ambassadors of the Blues

1990 - AFF 16
Ralph Blizard & New Southern Ramblers - Old-timey music

1989 - AFF 15
Mick Moloney Trio - Irish ballads and folklore

1988 - AFF 14
Savoy-Doucet Band - Traditional Cajun music and dance

1987 - AFF 13
Peggy Seeger & Ewan MacColl - English & Scottish folk music

1986 - AFF 12
Tiny Moore Trio - Western swing

1985 - AFF 11
Hedy West - Traditional Southern mountain ballads

1984 - AFF 10
Michael Cooney - Rural, urban and contemporary folk music

1983 - AFF 9
Jethro Burns - Virtuoso mandolin artist

1982 - AFF 8
Mike Seeger - Traditional Appalachian songs and ballads

1981 - AFF 7
Eric von Schmidt - American folk blues

1980 - AFF 6
Balfa Brothers - Louisiana Cajun music

1979 - AFF 5
Lydia Mendoza - Mexican and Chicano ballads

1978 - AFF 4
J.P. and Annadeene Fraley - Old-time Kentucky fiddle tunes

1977 - AFF 3
Merle Travis - Originator of Travis picking guitar style

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