2022 Faculty

Taste of Folk College


Saturday, January 2, 2021


Want a simple, safe, online Taste of Folk College?






Here is your opportunity! While an online event won't give us what we get by seeing each other live, this will still be a fun day. Join Simple Gifts and friends for workshops, open mic, concert, and jamming.


DATE: Saturday, January 2, 2021


TIME: 4pm to 9pm, but drop in anytime



Zoom Link Here, Passcode tofc


COST: FREE! (with donations gratefully accepted)


Taste of Folk College is:

• a fun virtual party with lots of jamming

• an opportunity for people who haven't been to Folk College and Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering to see what it's about in a free 1-day event

• a reunion for Folk College and Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering attendees

• a fantastic event for people who play an instrument, people who wish they played an instrument, and people who just like to listen




4 - 4:45 pm

Workshop: Beginners' Guide to Jamming

Join Simple Gifts to learn the basics of how to not only survive a jam session, but more importantly, to enjoy yourself.


5 - 6 pm

Show and Tell: Weird Instruments

Simple Gifts has some weird instruments to show you, but we'd love to see and hear about your weird instruments too!


6:15 - 7:30 pm

Open Mic and Potluck

In keeping with our tradition of having a potluck during TOFC, we'll have an at-home potluck. Get all the leftovers out of your fridge, lay them out on the counter, and enjoy! To perform at open mic, send your request to info@folkcollege.com


7:45 - 8 pm

Simple Gifts Very Short Concert


8 - 9 pm

Jam Session

Simple Gifts will lead tunes/songs you suggest. All will be muted except for Simple Gifts - so we'll all see each other, but you'll only hear Simple Gifts and yourself. Without getting into the complications of installing software more complicated than Zoom, this is the current best option for jamming online. If you're interested in learning about the software that allows for real online jamming, contact linda@simplegiftsmusic.com, and we'll schedule another date for this if there's enough interest.



• 814-643-6220

• info@folkcollege.com