Jim Mueller has been playing the fiddle since 1977 and is primarily interested in Southern fiddle styles. He has performed and taught at dances and festivals throughout California and the United States, including the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend, Washington, the Swannanoa Gathering, in Asheville, North Carolina, and the Lark in the Morning Summer Music Celebration. His wife, Amber Mueller has been playing Appalachian music since 1985. She plays fiddle, bass, piano and guitar and also enjoys clogging and has taught at several camps.
Jim & Amber will be hosting a jam on Sunday afternoon.
Jim & Amber mueller
Arlene has been singing all her life. She has led innumerable song swaps at the San Francisco Free Folk Festival, Camp Harmony and many other gatherings. Some of her biggest influences are Faith Petric, Michael Cooney, Pete Seeger, Sheila Kaye Adams, Jean Ritchie, the Copper Family and thousands of others who have passed the songs down from parent to child, knee to knee.
Arlene will be hosting a song swap on Sunday afternoon.
Lael Sigal is a member of ROSS, the Relatively Oldtime Singing Society. She plays oldtime fiddle too, and is the Valiant Volunteer Coordinator for the BOTMC.
Lael will be hosting a song swap on Friday afternoon.
Dinah & Noah Stroe
Dinah and Noah Stroe are the organizers of the Tuesday night Andronico's jam, so called because it used to take place at Andronico's market; now it takes place online!
Tony PHillips & Susan Spath
Tony Phillips is the leader of the Freight's regular monthly old-time jam, now on hold. He'll lead the BOTMC jam with his partner Susan Spath.
Mark Wardenburg is always ready to play old-time and bluegrass music! He's a strong player who loves to jam.