Yasmin Williams is an acoustic fingerstyle guitarist with an unorthodox, modern style of playing. Her music has been called some of the most imaginative guitar music out today. She uses various techniques including alternate tunings, percussive hits, and lap tapping in her music to great effect. She has won various local talent shows, was a finalist in the Rolling Stones Young Gun guitar competition, was the Grand prize winner of New York University's Ultra Violet Live talent show, and was recently featured on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday show. She graduated from New York University with a BM in Music Theory and Composition in December 2017. Her first album, Unwind, was released on May 4, 2018 and charted at #15 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart.
Jesse Palidofsky, appearing with Seth Kibel, has performed his original songs at the National Theatre, at the Washington Folk Festival and on the sloop Clearwater with Pete Seeger, and he has played blues piano at the Smithsonian National Folklife Festival and the Kennedy Center. His “I Am An Immigrant” was the #1 song on the international Folk Radio DJ charts in November, and Jesse was the #4 overall artist on the Folk Radio charts in December–and “Dancing Toward the Light” was the #5 CD ! Jesse has also won numerous awards in the Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest.
Jesse has shared stages with folk luminaries including Pete Seeger, Bob Franke, Anne Hills, Brother Sun, the Ronstadt Family Band, SONIA, Kim and Reggie Harris, Ken Whiteley & the Beulah Band, Erica Wheeler and Magpie. He is currently Artistic Director for the highly successful Carroll Cafe folk/roots series in Washington, D.C