THE NEW FOLKSTERS are a group of folk singers from Eugene, Oregon, who combine wonderful harmony with hot instrumentals. Their performances are fun and include 60’s folk songs, contemporary folk tunes, rollicking jug band and ragtime ditties. Members have been part of the folk singing community since the 60’s. Members are:
HAL WEINER, multi-instrumentalist and singer, has been involved in the folk music scene since the late ’50’s. He produced the Florence Winter Folk Festival for 13 years, and is the founding member of The New Folksters.
KEITH BARR, is a well-travelled folk artist and marvelous songwriter (Boston, Los Angeles, Seattle), who entertains audiences in a rogue, Irish tenor that has been compared to Glen Yarborough and Neil Young.
BEVERLY SCHRIVER, vocalist and kazoo player started singing when she was 10. She is a retired medical librarian and a singer and kazoo player with the group.
KEN LUSE, upright Bass player, started playing bass in 1959 and has performed with the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers since 2006.
The New Folksters have been featured performers at NW Folklife in WA, Glendale Folk Festival in AZ, Fiddlers Dream in AZ, Tumbleweed Folk Festival in WA, Emerald Valley Opry in OR, Axe and Fiddle in OR and many others.
“They sound like a cross between The Rooftop Singers, The Kingston Trio and The Limeliters”
– Tom WIlson – Emcee NW Folklife
“Classic 60’s folk music given a new life with a modern twist”
– Axe and Fiddle – Cottage Grove, OR