Rock

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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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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Rachel Black

Rachel Black

Rachel Black is a versatile singer with a musical background ranging from singer/songwriter to blues to opera. Raised in Washington D.C., Rachel Black began performing at the age of six and started writing at fourteen. She holds a Bachelor’s in Music from Boston’s...

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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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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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Avery Parkhurst

Avery Parkhurst

Avery has been learning to make noise professionally since he was given his first violin at age four. As a recent graduate in Violin Performance from the University of Kansas School of Music, he has devoted himself to a wide array of musical traditions and...

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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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Linda Tilton

Linda Tilton

Linda got interested in playing ukulele when she regularly attended old-time music jams. Tired of being an observer, Linda mentioned to a friend that she wished she had a banjo ukulele to play at the music sessions. Two years later that friend surprised her with a...

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