|Edwin Hall (guitar, mandolin, banjo and vocals), serves as business manager for our group and uses his bent for humor to emcee our programs. Edwin, a native of the mountain town of Cumberland, Kentucky, formerly played with Ben's Banjo Buddies, the Sounds of Appalachia, and Kit & Kaboodle.|
Ross Friedman (banjo, guitar, and vocals) and Teresa Friedman (mandolin, guitar, fiddle and vocals) bring their life-long love of folk music to the sound of our group. This husband and wife team provides close vocal harmony and sparkling instrumental work for our performances. Ross is a Chicago native, while Teresa hails from Knoxville, TN.
Click here for an entertaining essay by Ross about playing in Bitsyland: Ross on Giggin'
|Dan Byrd (fiddle, banjo, and vocals), a veteran of the Atlanta area old-time music scene, previously played with Georgia Row, helmed the Sounds of Appalachia, and currently keeps active in local jam sessions. Dan, a native of Midtown Atlanta, plays most of the traditional string instruments and uses his gift of humor and showmanship to enhance our performances.|
|Carl Bedingfield (upright bass, guitar, and vocals) has been involved with Bitsyland in various ways since its inception, most recently as a "pinch hitter." He played bass with One Tree Hill, an Atlanta-based folk-alternative band, for a couple of decades. He is tall, and knows a little html.|
|We would like to thank Elizabeth Brooks, Patrick Powers, Peter Jenkins, Paul Gustafson, Doug and Cindy Olsen, Henry Rolka, Hal Rabinowitz, and Don McCall for lending their musical talents on occasion to performances of the Bitsyland String Band.|