Erynn Marshall is a Canadian-born fiddler, teacher, performer, and writer. She was the first woman and the first non-U.S. citizen to win the prestigious 1st place fiddle prize at the Appalachian String Band Festival in Clifftop, W. Va., and has won or placed in many prominent contests in the U.S. Erynn learned Appalachian fiddling directly from countless visits in the homes of masters such as Melvin Wine, Lester McCumbers, Leland Hall, Art Stamper, J.P. Fraley, Clyde Davenport and others. She teaches at major festivals and music camps in North America and Europe.
Carl Jones started playing guitar and writing songs when he was 10 years old, and his multi-instrument musicality, coupled with his non-stop sense of humor, have earned him prominence at major festivals and music camps around the country. Early in his musical life, he toured as a multi-instrumentalist with The Rising Fawn String Ensemble, joining James Bryan and Norman and Nancy Blake. Carl has been an instructor at many camps, teaching old-time mandolin and banjo, guitar and arranging, and songwriting. His songs have been recorded by the Nashville Bluegrass Band, Kate Campbell, Rickie Simpkins, and others.