Josh Goforth – Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar, and Banjo
Josh is an award-winning Master Fiddler whose passion is encouraging a love of traditional music through teaching fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass and banjo lessons. Goforth is already much in demand as a music teacher and performs full time as well. He has performed all over the world and received a Grammy nomination in a collaboration with David Holt. One of his goals is to increase youth interest in traditional music. >>MORE
Jerry Sutton – Guitar, Banjo, and Ukulele
Jerry Sutton, widely respected as one of the “hottest old time pickers around,” brings to AFTA a life-time of playing experience and uniquely personal teaching style for students of the 6-string guitar and the 5-string banjo. Family and friends alike cite him as an important musical mentor. He can be heard on recordings with his father, Grover Sutton, with the Hominy Valley String Band and the Pisgah Pickers, as well as with his son Bryan on Sugar Hill Records. >>MORE
Tim McWilliams – Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, and Ukulele
Tim McWilliams is an accomplished flat-picking and finger-style guitarist, embodying the diverse roots music traditions of Western North Carolina. Upon receiving his M.A. in Appalachian Music: Roots & Influences from Appalachian State University in 2014,Tim launched his career as a professional musician with a three month cross-country tour. Since then, he has performed full-time as a guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, and banjoist with the acoustic roots group Redleg Husky. >>MORE
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