Ray Bierl

Artist Bio Guitarist, singer, and fiddler Ray Bierl was born in Vancouver, B.C. (December 7, 1942), and raised in San Diego, Ca. A mostly self-taught musician, he earned a master’s degree in sociology and held a 30-year “temporary” job with the San...

Bob White and David Bromberg

Artist Bio David Bromberg is a guitarist and violin maker known for performing and recording across genres, including folk, blues, bluegrass, ragtime, and country. A student of the late Rev. Gary Davis and collaborator with the Grateful Dead and John Hiatt, among...

Jeff Guthrie

Artist Bio Woody Guthrie’s uncle he was the deputy sheriff of Pampa TX, he arrested Pretty Boy Floyd, fiddler for local square dances. Woody stayed with him when he left home.  I’d like to make some edits! This is Me Share your memories! I was...

Bob White, Grady Tuck, Pam Ostergen

Artist Bio Pam Ostergren (b. 1944) is an American singer and banjo player who toured the United States as part of a traditional folk duo with singer-songwriter Bobi Thomas. Ostergren teaches clawhammer banjo and is active in the Denver area folk music and dance...

Michael Cooney

Artist Bio Performer and writer Michael Cooney (b. 1943) was the first act featured at the second location of The Ark in 1984. His musical interest emerged early and continued to develop during two years spent hitchhiking and riding freight trains. Cooney’s...