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Kathleen Fallon

Kathleen lives in an old farmhouse in Canby, Oregon. She spends her time working in her pottery studio, traveling, and studying Spanish.

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Kenny Feinstein

Kenny Feinstein has recently emerged from the School of Music at the University of Oregon. He received his degree in Jazz performance on the guitar. Aside from having a deep understanding of music theory he has a natural love of playing and teaching music. Kenny is a student and teacher of mandolin, banjo, harmonica, bass, and fiddle. He is skilled at old-time, bluegrass, country, folk, cajun and blues. Feinstein is a founding member of the Water Tower Bucket Boys who learned from the PSGW greats and now tour the world playing high-octane traditional and original music. Kenny teaches children how to play music at the Willobrook Center for Development of Human Potential in Tualatin, Oregon and is a staff member at two local music academies in the greater Portland area. He started coming to PSGW in 2004 and has been attending ever since.

Kristen Ferguson

Kristen Ferguson is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and music instructor from the Pacific Northwest. Raised by professional musician parents she grew up immersed in musicianship. Classically trained on the piano, she also studied guitar with her Dad (flat picking champion Roger Ferguson), singing with her Mom (vocalist Lynne Ferguson) and went on to complete the Music Theory Program at Olympic College. Kristen first started giving piano lessons as a student teacher at fourteen and is now the owner and operator of Island Lessons which provides music lessons to a full roster of students on Bainbridge Island. Along with piano and guitar she also enjoys playing mandolin, ukulele and bass. She is a lifelong student of music and spends her time learning, teaching, composing, recording and performing music with her friends and family.

Roger Ferguson

Roger is a national award winning guitarist, and has been teaching music since 1978. He teaches guitar, mandolin and fiddle from many styles. Roger cut his teeth on old Bill Monroe records, and cites Bob Wills, Don Reno, Doc Watson & Django as major influences.
He grew up in the Pacific Northwest with music in his blood. Both grandfathers were fiddlers, and his Midwestern parents were musicians. Music was just part of living - in fact, late-night jam sessions were so common at the Ferguson home, Roger was shocked to realize this way of life was not the norm. At age twelve, he started learning guitar, mandolin, and fiddle from his father, and was soon performing with professional acts in the area. He later performed around the Northwest with, fellow .old-time fiddler. at the time, Mark O.Connor.
In 1979 Roger established himself as a world class player, by winning first place in the Winfield National Flatpick Guitar Championship, and placing in the semi-finals on mandolin. He toured nationally for two years with The Shoppe, playing electric and acoustic guitar, mandolin, and fiddle, and regularly opening for Country/Western heavyweights like Merle Haggard, Doug Kershaw, and Emmylou Harris.
Many of Roger.s instructional columns have been published in Guitar Player Magazine. One lesson appears in the book, Licks and Lessons from the World.s Greatest Guitar Players and Teachers where, along with Bob Brozman, Ray Flack, Duke Robillard and others, Roger is acclaimed among the "finest pickers and teachers on the planet".
Roger teaches at music camps as his schedule allows. Previous workshops include: Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, the Northwest Regional Folk Life Festival, and Sorrento Bluegrass Workshops. Currently, he shares his "tricks of the trade" on guitar and bass at Olympic College Poulsbo campus, and maintains a limited number of private students at his home studio on Bainbridge Island, WA.

Hilary Field

Hilary Field, classical guitarist, is a 1992 winner of the Northwest Young Artist Series Competition and, in addition to being the head of the Guitar department at Pacific Lutheran University, has recently joined the music faculty of Seattle Pacific University.
She has appeared on television and radio throughout the United States and, in June of 1993, Hilary Field was the first and only guitarist to ever win the prestigious Ladies Musical Club Soloist Competition.
Hilary's performance repertoire covers everything from Renaissance to 20th century compositions and her newest release, Ballad Stories, features works by Morel, Tesar, Yocoh, Piazzolla, and Ruiz-Pipo, and includes the World Premiere of Jorge Morel's Berceuse (lullaby) for Guitar and String Quartet.

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Cathy Fink

Cathy Fink is a two-time GRAMMY Award winner with an additional 12 GRAMMY nominations and 60+ Washington Area Music Awards with her partner, Marcy Marxer. She is a master of the five-string clawhammer banjo style, plays guitar, ukulele and fiddle, sings, writes songs and is known as a Social Music Conductor.

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Mary Flower

Mary's career as an internationally-known and respected musician and teacher has spanned more than three decades. A prize-winning fingerstyle guitarist (and lap slide player), singer and songwriter with a focus on blues and ragtime, Mary is on staff at many prestigious "guitar camps" around the country. She twice placed third in the National Fingerpicking Championship ('01 and '03) and has toured extensively in the US and abroad. Mary has just recorded her 6th solo CD and has produced 3 instructional dvds. She has performed on Prairie Home Companion, at Merlefest, and the King Biscuit Festival, to name a few. Mary's CD Bywater Dance, recorded pre-Katrina in New Orleans for Yellow Dog Records, has garnered widespread acclaim and Mary has been nominated for a 2008 Handy award, in the "Best Acoustic Artist" category! Find out more at

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Bob Franke

Bob Franke is brimming with songs -- some wise, others convincingly topical and several sugared with the hilarious. His songs are the kind that really do have the power to change the world when they are taken to heart. As Tom Paxton says of Bob, "It's his integrity. I always think of Bob as if Emerson and Thoreau had picked up acoustic guitars and gotten into songwriting. There's touches of Mark Twain and Buddy Holly in there, too."

Bob has appeared in concert throughout the US, Canada and England for more than 35 years. He is also known for his transcendent songwriting workshops and his critically-acclaimed album releases.

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Amy Friedricks

Amy Friedricks is multi-instrumentalist and teacher from the San Francisco Bay Area. Whether teaching ukulele, guitar, bass or vocals, she focuses on the joy of playing music and singing with others. She's at home in many styles: folk, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, swing and has a soft spot for the Beatles. A veteran jam leader and song leader, she has been known to be the last one standing at many a jam.

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