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Vineel Mahal

Vineel Mahal

Vineel is an award winning actor, singer and professional performer with appearances at opera houses and theaters from Hong Kong to New York to Cincinatti to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Trained at NYU and with experience teaching at that prestigious university in New...

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Justin Harbaugh

Justin Harbaugh

Justin Harbaugh is a professional musician and instructor of clarinet in Lawrence, Kansas. He has taught on faculty at Emporia State University. He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Clarinet Performance from the University of Kansas in 2019. Justin holds a Master...

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Ian Ly

Ian Ly

Ian Ly is a guitarist in Lawrence who has competed in top flatpicking contests and was a top 5 finalist in the Walnut Valley National championships in Winfield, Kansas. Ian grew up in the Northern California bluegrass scene and has been surrounded by music for most of...

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Denny MacMillan

Denny MacMillan

Denny has been a staple in the local music community since 1967 when he settled in Lawrence from New Jersey. Playing guitar and keyboards through the early 70’s, he found the sound of pedal steel guitar as played by the likes of Jerry Garcia, Peter Kleinow (Sneaky...

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P. Allen Macfarlene

P. Allen Macfarlene

Allen Macfarlane started playing the lap dulcimer in 1980 and the hammered dulcimer in 1997. He’s been giving workshops to beginner through advanced players since the mid 1980s at music festivals, club meetings, and other events across the Midwest. He’s recorded two...

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Dylan Bassett

Dylan Bassett

Biography Dylan Bassett is a composer, percussionist, and teacher. Dylan holds at BA in Music and an MA in Global and International Studies. Over the past 30 years Dylan has performed throughout the U.S, Guinea, Ghana, & Senegal with a score of talented musicians...

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Jacob Bigus

Jacob Bigus

Jacob Bigus is a singer-songwriter and electric guitarist based in Lawrence, KS. His love of music began at an early age learning to sing prayers with his family at Synagogue. He played clarinet in the various school bands during his years in middle and high school in...

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Chad Buck

Chad Buck

Chad grew up in Lawrence and started his musical journey on the tuba and then electric guitar. He immersed himself in the vibrant local music scene, playing rock n roll and attending many all-ages shows at the Bottleneck. In high school, he picked up the banjo sitting...

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Jim Krause

Jim Krause

Jim has been playing guitar since his teens, and fiddle and banjo since the early 1980s.  He has performed and toured with such groups as The 97th Regimental Stringband and The Euphoria Stringband. Jim specializes in finger-picking guitar, old-time contra-dance style...

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Dave Ludwick

Dave Ludwick

David has played music professionally since junior high school in various groups and styles. His most recent ventures include the Lawrence City Band, Ottawa Symphony, several rock and country dance bands, and a ballroom dance band called the Prairie Dogs. After...

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Josephine Michener

Josephine Michener

Josephine is a professional bluegrass and country fiddler originally from Kansas but now residing in Nashville, Tennessee. Josie taught at Americana Music Academy previously and is now available for virtual lessons from Music City! Josie has toured regionally and...

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Ariel Morris

Ariel Morris

Ariel Morris is a Lawrence-based coloratura soprano. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance in 2011 from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she studied with Soprano Alice Hopper. Ariel performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra...

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