Guitar

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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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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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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Max Paley

Max Paley

Max Paley is an accomplished touring musician and performer with over 1,000 shows under his belt. Max grew up playing French horn in concert and symphonic bands and mellophone in marching band. He discovered roots and Americana music in high school, performing in...

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Howard Rains

Howard Rains

Howard Rains is a native Texas artist and fiddler now living in Lawrence, Kansas. He comes from a musical and artistic family and his two obsessions are folk art watercolor painting and playing traditional old time American fiddle music. He is the fourth generation to...

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Joe Schoonover

Joe Schoonover

Joe Schoonover is a jazz guitarist based out of Lawrence, KS. He enjoys a busy playing schedule performing regularly at a variety of venues with a "who's who" among great Lawrence musicians. He is a regular musician at Five Bar and Tables and Decade Coffee and has...

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