Vocals

The Folk Society band performs a broad repertoire of songs with vocal melodies and harmonies accompanied by acoustic instruments. Each member of the band sings and many of our songs are performed with vocal harmonies.

Instruments of the Band

The Folk Society’s musicians play a variety of acoustic stringed and percussive instruments common to American folk music genres.
The band's unique sound is typically anchored by a blend of the following instruments.
  • Acoustic Guitar and Percussion (Gary)
  • Acoustic Guitar (Jerry)
  • Open-back Banjo, Ukulele, Guitar and Harmonica (Bob)
  • Bass Guitar (Len)
  • Mandolin, Lap Dulcimer and Percussion (Karen)
Bob on the
Open-back
or Long-Neck Banjo
or Bob on the
Tenor Ukulele
or Bob on the
Harmonica

Gary on the
Sigma-Martin
guitar
or Gary on the
Djembe
drum
   Len on the
Hofner
bass guitar

   Jerry on the
Martin
guitar
   or Jerry on the
Harmonica
Karen on her
Gibson
folk mandolin

or Karen on the
Dulcimer
or Karen on the
Castanets
or Karen on the
Djembe
or Karen and Gary on
lots of
hand-held
Percussion


For more information on the history and evolution of the musical instruments
common to American folk music navigate using the links below.