Our Mission 2018-04-11T18:47:20+00:00

How We Make a Difference

CT Folk is committed to being a comprehensive guide to the Folk, Roots and Americana music community, and to environmental initiatives in Connecticut and the surrounding region.

CT Folk is dedicated to the furtherance of environmental initiatives that affect our local community and to the furtherance of music in all of its varied forms which may include, but is not limited to: Folk, Roots Country, Bluegrass, Roots Rock, Blues, Jazz, Zydeco, World, Western Swing, Roots Gospel, Celtic, and more.

We provide performance opportunities for emerging talents, support the development of new work, pay tribute to individuals who have made distinctive or significant contributions to our musical and environmental culture, recognize those who have contributed to the betterment of the community, provide educational programs and events, and give rise to social and civic issues in our local community through musical endeavors.

CT Folk is an approved 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to CT Folk are tax-deductible.


CT Folk seeks to educate, entertain, and inspire a diverse audience through music and conversation to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable community.


Board of Directors

Alice Reitz – Co-President

Barbara Shiller – Co-President

Amy D’Amaro – Co-Vice President

Lisa Kaston – Co-Vice President

Charles Rothenberger – Secretary

Peter Kaufman – Treasurer

Kate Callahan

Dan Carlucci

Ken McEwen

Kathy Moran

Joseph Owers

Leah Lopez Schmalz

Bruce Swan

Sue Truax

Richard Weingarten

Advisory Board

Louis Audette
Nathan Bixby
Coleen Campbell
Robert Congdon
Susan Forbes Hansen
Liz Fossett
Barbara Manners
Robert Messore
Frank Panzarella
Peter Salovey
Meredith Tarr
Larry Tomascek
Melinda Tuhus
Bob Wall
Steve Winters