Join the Woodstock Folk Festival weekly for great music, fun and friends. We are excited to present Woodstock Wednesdays, a way to bring the best in folk music to our community and to enjoy and support performers who have worked with us over the years.
This week’s show premieres Wednesday, July 8 at 7pm/CDT. The video will remain in our Gallery after the show.
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Featuring Amy Beth
Woodstock’s own lady of story and song, Amy Beth, is always doing something to bring people together to share music or reflect on life’s meaning and purpose. An accomplished instrumentalist, singer, teacher, and storyteller, Amy will make you feel good about being alive.
In 1986 Amy Beth founded the annual Woodstock Folk Festival and was the President of the Board of Directors and served as Artistic Director until she retired in 2002. In 2005 she was presented with its fourth annual Lifetime Achievement Award.
Over the years she has learned to play violin/fiddle, clawhammer style 5-string banjo, autoharp, fretless banjo, cello, ukulele, flute, and mandolin. Her repertoire has grown to an impressive number of songs—both serious and humorous—and tunes.
Amy plays violin in the Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra, and has served on its Board of Directors from 2008 to the present. Amy is a member of the Kishwaukee Ramblers, a trio that plays traditional American and Celtic folk music, children’s songs, and instrumentals. She also performs with the Merrie UkuLadies group.
What people are saying about Amy.
“Amy’s music and stories have graced McHenry County for years. Her humor, environmental consciousness and talent are sure to entertain you.” ~ Jerry Paulson, McHenry County Defenders
“Amy has a clear vocal style and presents a wide variety of music including folk, country, old timey and contemporary humor. She plays guitar, clawhammer banjo, autoharp, fiddle, Appalachian dulcimer, mandolin, bones and percussion. Amy provides individual instruction on many of these instruments.” ~ Woodstock Folk Festival
“She makes it look easy. That takes hard work, …but that’s Amy for you.” ~ Christopher Shaw
More About Amy Beth’s Activities
Amy holds a regular monthly event on the 3rd Friday of every month. To find out more about Amy Beth’s many musical activities and check out her schedule including Amy Beth and Friends, be sure to visit her website – (http://woodstockfolkmusic.com/amybeth/)
We look forward to having you join us at this week’s Woodstock Wednesdays show.
Please visit performer websites to purchase their CDs and other merchandise and to donate to them. With all their gigs cancelled, they need your support. You may also donate to the Festival via the Donate Button at the top of the right column on every page of this website.