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Joel Mabus 
Sharing The Stage

MIKE AGRANOFF
DAVID AMRAM
MURIEL ANDERSON
HOWARD ARMSTRONG
JOAN BAEZ  
IRA BERNSTEIN
LOU & PETER BERRYMAN
BRIAN BISHOP
NORMAN BLAKE 
LJ BOOTH
THE BOYS OF THE LOUGH
BRYAN BOWERS
DAVID BROMBERG 
GREG BROWN  
BOB BROZMAN 
JETHRO BURNS 
HOWIE BURSEN
ANDREW CALHOUN
BOB CARLIN
LIZ CARROLL
THE CHENILLE SISTERS
ANDY COHEN
COOPER, NELSON & EARLY
DAN CRARY  
MIKE CROSS 
PERCY DANFORTH
LITTLE JIMMIE DICKENS
THE DILLARDS
KITTY DONOHOE
PAT DONOHUE
DUTCH COVE STRING BAND
MARK DVORAK
RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOT
FREYDA EPSTEIN
FINEST KIND
CATHY FINK  &  MARCY MARXER
JOE FITZPATRICK
BOB FRANKE
ALICE GERARD
DAVE GIEGERICH
JOHNNY GIMBLE 
STEVE GOODMAN 
JOHN GORKA
THE GREEN GRASS CLOGGERS
TIM GRIMM
BUDDY GUY
JOHN HAMMOND, JR.
LORRAINE & BENNETT HAMMOND
JACK HARDY
JOHN HARTFORD
PRISCILLA HERDMAN
DAN HICKS AND HIS HOT LICKS
ANNE HILLS
DAVID HOLT
LIGHTNIN'  HOPKINS
THE HOT MUD FAMILY
HOT SOUP
MIKE IRISH
REV. ROBERT B. JONES
SI KAHN
RAY KAMALAY 
GARRISON KEILLOR  
BILL KEITH 
JOHN KNOWLES
SPIDER JOHN KOERNER
ALISON KRAUSS
PATTY LARKIN 
DUDLEY LAUFMAN
CHRISTINE LAVIN  
BRAD LEFTWICH
DAN LEVENSON
'LIL REV
JOHN LILLY
LONZO & OSCAR
THE LOST WORLD STRING BAND
MANFRED MANN & THE EARTH BAND
MICK MALONEY
DAVID MALLETT
THE MAMMALS
CINDY MANGSEN & STEVE GILLETTE
DAVID MASSENGILL
KATHY MATTEA
MARY McCASLIN
DEBBY McCLATCHY
JOHN McCUTCHEON
JOHN McEUEN
LEE MURDOCK
CARRIE NEWCOMER
THE NEWGRASS REVIVAL  
JODY STECHER & KATE BRISLIN
TONY TRISCHKA
MARK O'CONNOR
OLIVER
PETER OSTROUSHKO
TOM PAXTON  
KEN PERLMAN
BRUCE "UTAH" PHILLIPS
JIM POST
JOHN PRINE 
CHRIS PROCTOR
LES RABER
THE ORIGINAL RED CLAY RAMBLERS 
LEON REDBONE 
EARL ROBINSON
GAMBLE ROGERS
GARNET ROGERS  
SALLY ROGERS  
DAVE ROSS
GERALD ROSS
DAVID ROTH
PETER ROWAN & JERRY DOUGLAS
PETER "MADCAT" RUTH
TONY SALETAN
BUFFY SAINT MARIE 
CLAUDIA SCHMIDT 
ALAN SENAUKE
RICHARD SHINDELL
DICK SIEGEL
MARK SIMOS
SMALL POTATOES
LYNN "CHIRPS" SMITH
MICHAEL P. SMITH
MARTY SOMBERG
ROSALIE SORRELS
BILL STAINES 
LAURA STEIN
DON STIERNBERG
ART THIEME
SONNY TERRY 
JAY UNGER
GUY VAN DUSER  & BILLY NOVICK
DAVE VAN RONK  
THE VOLO BOGTROTTERS
POP WAGNER
FRANK WAKEFIELD
MATT WATROBA
DOC WATSON
MERLE WATSON
SANDY WELTMAN
JEFF WHITE
JOSH WHITE, JR
WHITEWATER
JACK WILLIAMS
MASON WILLIAMS
ROBIN & LINDA WILLIAMS
PAUL WINDER (K of QF)
THE WIYOS
FRANK YOUNGMAN

and many more...

 

It's fun -- and a little scary -- to look back over the past 40 years of performing, and remembering some of the folks I've played with.  Here are just a few of them.

Now, I know a lot of folks "pad their resumes" by throwing in names of famous people they have only nodded to at a festival. Not here. 

My own criteria for this list is that I had the good fortune to open for these people at a concert (such as John Prine or Joan Baez), or they had the bad luck to open for me (such as Pat Donohue or Richard Shindell), or we split the bill (such as with Jack Hardy or Claudia Schmidt).  If we were paired for a workshop together at a folk festival (e.g. Liz Carroll or Mark O'Connor) or at a showcase (like the fabulous Jack Williams) the name could be on the list, too.

Some are folks I've toured with and stood beside all night long, playing licks and singing harmony -- like Tom Paxton, Frank Wakefield and my old partner, Ray Kamalay. Some are dear friends and others are one-night acquaintances. Some are famous, many are not famous but ought to be, and some are departed and dearly missed.

And every one of these names represent some very rare and fond memories for me.

        -- JM