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 jugband and ragtime ditties. They have been recently been compared to the Kingston Trio and The Rooftop Singers. They have been featured performers at NW Folklife and Tumbleweed Folk Festival in WA, Glendale Folk Festival and Fiddlers Dream in AZ, Emerald Valley Opry, Cherry City Music Festival, and Rainspout Music Festival in OR, and many others. Some members have been part of the folk singing community since the 60’s. Members are:
HAL WEINER, (guitar, banjo, uke, vocalist) has been involved in the folk music scene since the late '50's. He has performed on stage with the Barbary Coast Singers, The New Christy Minstrels, and is the founding member of The New Folksters. He produced the Florence Folk Festival for 13 years and is a past president of the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Association.
BEVERLY SCHRIVER, (kazoo player, vocalist) started singing when she was 10. She is enjoying life as a newlywed, a retired medical librarian and a singer and kazoo player with the group. She is also the better half of the duo known as Hal and Bev.
KEITH BARR, (guitar, vocalist) 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. He has been playing folk songs since the 60’s.
For more information contact:
Hal Weiner - 541-999-5149
San Francisco Bay Blues
The Hammer Song
This Little Light of Mine
"They sound like a cross between The Rooftop Singers, The Kingston Trio and The Limeliters" - Tom WIlson - Emcee NW Folklife
"Fun, talented group. Will have you laughing and singing from the start. Throughly enjoyed playing with them!" Igor Glenn - New Christy Minstrels
"We enjoyed seeing you perform. It was the best part of Friday at NW Folklife" - Dana T. - Folklife audience member
"Classic 60's folk music given a new life with a modern twist" - Axe and Fiddle - Cottage Grove, OR