The Folk Stringers were a USA studio-based instrumental act put together by Samuel Charters, a producer for Prestige/Folklore Records. The group featured Danny Kalb, one of the most popular guitarists in New York’s Greenwich Village during the early 60s. The line-up was completed by Barry Kornfield (guitar/banjo) and Artie Rose (bass), both of whom had worked with Kalb in Dave Van Ronk’s Jug Stompers. The Folk Strangers is a showcase for the trio’s virtuosity, drawing inspiration from folk and blues performers such as Snooks Eaglin and Doc Watson. Ill health meant Kalb was unable to complete the album. When he returned to music he joined Charters in the New Strangers before playing the electric guitar with the Blues Project. Kornfield later managed Simon And Garfunkel before becoming an official for the International Federation of Musicians.
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