Concerts,  FestivalsWorkshopsLibrary and School Programs

Bruce Hutton plays Old‑Time American folk music in an engaging and interactive style. He performs at schools, folk festivals and has given countless concerts for adult and family audiences.

His concert introduces the audience to traditional music of the southern Appalachians, the Piedmont, New England, the western frontier and early blues from Memphis and the Mississippi delta.


He plays more than a dozen antique and hand‑crafted instruments. Included are banjos, guitars, dulcimers, mandolins, ukuleles and more.

Humor, dialogue with the audience and songs featuring sing‑along lyrics keep everyone involved throughout the concert. Participation also includes inviting members of the audience on stage to play limberjacks (Appalachian clogging dolls) with a banjo tune and jug‑band instruments (washboards, jugs, tub‑bass, whistles and spoons) while Bruce leads a 1920's jazz song with ukulele and kazoo.

Bruce Hutton is well-suited for a library or school program. He can provide a music and educational prosenation that relate American

History English, Music Appreciation, and Social Studies. Bruce will provide an entertaining and educational experiences for students at any level. Bruce has provided many library music programs to libaries throughout the United States.

A Teacher's Guide and Student American Folk Music Activites are available with every scheduled school program.


Study Guide and and Supplemental Information for Teachers