Music from the Board
Rick Hill - Journey On.mp30:00
Our board is made up of local, working musicians, songwriters, venue operators, presenters and acoustic aficianados.
"Music from the Board" can be found at the bottom of the page.
Rick Hill : President : email@example.com
Rick is a full-time working musician performing around the Tri-State area. He has recorded two CDs and plays a variety of instruments and styles. He helped run the Helping Hands Concert Series in Schoharie, NY for nine years. He has also run a coffeehouse and a summer concert series in Harrisonburg, VA.
Todd C. Walker : Vice President - Todd's passion for live music has helped him start up performances in a number of different venues. He is one of the hosts for the very popular Frederick Coffee Co. open mic, and serves as MC for a variety of live music around Frederick. He is also a thoughtful songwriter with an amazing collection of guitars!
Tomy Wright : Secretary / Treasurer
Influenced by Boston's 60/70's folk scene, Tomy Wright embraces the contemporary folk genre as his vehicle of artistic expression. Leads the Tomy Wright String Orchestra and an integral part of F.A.M.E. member Willie Barry's Willie and the Chaperones. Participates in and hosts area open mics and showcases.
A BMI recording artist, and member of local, regional, national and international Folk music associations; additionally, on the Board of Director on Songwriters' Association of Washington (SAW). Involved with the Susquehanna Music and Arts Festival (SMAF) for 10 years. Additionally, assisted Greater Washington's Moye Ensemble achieve its non-profit status. Supports local charitable benefits and F.A.M.E.'s lead judge and coordinator for the Frederick County's Community Alternative Mediation (CALM) Center's annual Frederick Idol "Shining Star" Talent show.
Roy Greene -Newsletter
Roy is a life-long lover of music; he writes poetry, and is learning to play the ukulele.
Hank is an avid acoustic music listener. You will find him in the audience of most of our events. He is also well-versed in the world of acoustic guitars with a fount of information about almost any guitar brand or model.
Karen Fetters - Secretary
Max Honn - our newest Board member,
Max started playing the guitar in his late teenage years. He was inspired to learn after hearing the beautiful music of Joan Baez and other folk music performers. By his early 20s he had bought an electric guitar and performed badly-played rock music -- mostly in his basement. As life got busier he quit playing for about 25 years (except for brief periods when he would play his old Gibson SJ.) About 20 years ago he met a neighbor who invited him to a monthly sing along/ pot luck and he gradually began to play more regularly. After turning 60, he bought his first "new" guitar, took a few lessons, and started playing daily. A couple of years later, he began writing a few songs which he shared with his sing along group. Six years ago, he played his first open mic and have been performing publicly since then. He likes obscure songs from folk, pop, blues, country, and musicals, but recently has been performing songs that have a wider appeal. In December 2007 he made a CD for his wife and children of 16 songs from some of his favorite song writers over the past 50 years. When he turned 65, he bought a mandolin, took lessons so he would learn to play it properly and have developed an interest in Old Time and Celtic music. Some day, he anticipates learning to play the banjo .
The Board meets monthly, non-board members are welcome. Currently our meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM at Frederick Coffee Co. 100 N. East St, Frederick.