Folk Music

Well Met Howling Moon

Michael Hough
Michael Hough

Michael Hough has been making music with Mustard's Retreat since 1974, and as part of The Yellow Room Gang for the past decade. Michael is honest. He's straightforward. He's got a good heart. And he's talented. You will surely find both depth & enjoyment in his songs.

Past/current religious/spiritual influences:

Earth-Based Spirituality, Pagan, Presbyterian

World of Music in Detroit

Joe Kidd
Sheila Burke
Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke

For the past 3 years, Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke have been awarded the Detroit Music Awards for Outstanding World Music. With 60's folk music roots mixed with Appalachian/Celtic/Bluegrass/Country/Middle Eastern/African/Native American spirituality, influences, and rhythms, Joe & Sheila make moving, meaningful, music.

​Past/current religious/spiritual influences:

Ballet & Shanty, Folk Troubadour

David H.B. Drake
David H.B. Drake

David HB Drake has deep Wisconsin roots, and deep knowledge of Wisconsin's music, wonderfully exhibited in his Wiscon-Sing history of the state's music. His decades of endeavors have included his years dancing with the Milwaukee Ballet & Betty Salamun's Dance Circus, and serving as shantyman on the tall ship, HMS Bounty.

Heavy Meadow Music

Dean Magraw
Dean Magraw

Dean Magraw is some kind of awesome on the guitar, not just technically, but spiritually. Dean defies labels and limites - musically & spiritually - with one review saying, quite accurately that Dean is a Jazz cat, a folkie, a rock star, a front-porch bluegrass picker, a bluesman, ... and more. He's located in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, but the universe is his oyster.

Past/current religious/spiritual influences:

Buddhist, Catholic, Congregational, Quaker, Transcendendal Meditation

Under a Shining Owl Moon

Bruce O'Brien
Bruce O'Brien

One of the best companions you could have at a protest, around a campfire or in a song circle is Bruce O'Brien. With his banjo and guitar (and sometimes mandolin or even violin), Bruce is completely in his element holding his ground or under a shining owl moon.

Past/current religious/spiritual influences:

Catholic, Quaker

One Shining, Commercially Successful, Folkie

David Barrett

It's rather seldom that a predominantly folk-oriented musician can be a commercial success, but such a one is David Barrett. Of course, it helps if you write a song like One Shining Moment that gets adopted by the NCAA as their anthem. But that is such a tiny scratch on the surface of David's creativity & artistry.

Past/current religious/spiritual influences:

Congregational, Episcopalian

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