Marie Rocheleau-Demers may be known as "Mud" but her crystal clear vocals are anything but. She recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of her popular folk duo Chuck & Mud and released a long awaited CD, appropriately titled "It's About Time." Audiences can tell immediately that her songwriting and singing come straight from the heart. And she can outlast all of us in the late night picking parties at bluegrass festivals!



Although his main instrument these days is the computer keyboard, fiddlers know Peter Anick as the author of Mel Bay's Old Time Fiddling Across America, the composer of many fiddle tunes, and a regular contributor to Fiddler Magazine. However, Peter's local notoriety has recently been eclipsed by that of his ex-fiddle student (and son) Jason, who now tours the world with the John Jorgenson Quintet.



Matt "The Gadget" Carlen established his musical reputation as the mad genius behind the intricate arrangements played by the local jamgrass ensemble Acoustic Planet. A sought-after guitar teacher in Worcester, he can drive a bluegrass rhythm like few others and weaves colorful solos that steer clear of the usual clichés. He's also a master chef, and some of his best dishes are as hot and tasty as his solos.



A thirty year veteran of the bass, Chris Dombrowski of Gray, Maine is equally at home on the acoustic and electric varieties. You may have seen him playing the doghouse with the traditional bluegrass band The Fogg Brothers. With us, it depends on the venue and mood which one he breaks out. But thanks to his training as a chiropractor, his beat always leaves you feeling better.



When he isn't playing the banjo, chances are that Glenn Nelson is either building one or teaching others how to play it. The versatile Banjo Camp instructor and luthier founded Mockingbird Music Company a few years back and now his custom designed instruments are getting the same enthusiastic response as his custom designed banjo picking.