"Acoustic Familiarity With a
Classic Woodwind Twist"

Rusty Crowell: Guitar & Vocals
Jan Alba: Flute, Saxophone & Vocals

A husband and wife acoustic duo!  Their collaboration began in December 2000 when they were each recruited by a mutual friend to play in a Christmas Eve service. Following the event they agreed to explore how their divergent backgrounds would complement each other. Combined, Rusty’s experience with “music by ear” and Jan’s background as a classically trained flutist, they create a modern and innovative interpretation of many well known songs. They play a diverse assortment of styles including classical, originals, popular, and folk (to name a few). They are available for many venues including: Coffee Houses, Bars, Nursing Homes, House Concerts, Weddings & other special events. 
"They Bring Folk to Classical,
and Class to Folk"
Rusty and Jan are members of the Pennsport String Band. They are proud supporters of Barrington the Philadelphia Folksong Society, the Philadelphia Area Songwriters Alliance (PASA), and several other Philadelphia area organizations

"Don't be fooled by the easy-going campfire approach Rusty and Jan convey. They are serious, trained musicians that have paid dues in many a music venue. They give you that folk festival feeling, but in addition, they create an atmosphere that makes one believe that one is in a folk world of the past. You almost expect a young Peter, Paul and Mary to be in the wings taking notes."



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Hear us on the Radio!

On Sunday, January 05, 2014 we were interviewed by Frank Todd @ WPRB 103.3 FM.  Click the audio player to hear.  


Upcoming Shows

Everything Goes Café

208 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY

We will be a part of a showcase sponsored by the Staten Island Acoustic Music Society (SIAMS). The theme of the evening will be Country and Bluegrass songs. We look forward to seeing you for a fun evening of great music. No cover charge.  For more info on the ETG cafe visit: http://www.etgstores.com


For a full list of our upcoming performances, visit our Performances tab

Open Mics We Are Hosting

Irish Times

1st and 3rd Thursday of every month starting @ 8 p.m.
629 S. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA

The Irish Times is a terrific gem of an Irish bar & restaurant just one block off South Street.  It is a perfect neighborhood corner bar for the Queen Village area!  Food and drinks are reasonably priced (almost downright cheap!), and the kitchen stays open until midnight. Join us and perform your original songs or covers, or network & jam with fellow musicians. Sign-up starts @ 7:30. 

HeadHouse Café

2nd and 4th Sunday of every month from 6-9 p.m.
122 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA

The Headhouse Cafe is a quaint and inviting room and an ideal listening space. The menu is reasonably priced and the sushi is among the best in the city. Come out and play some tunes. We'd love to hear you!! You just might meet Madame Saito, Queen of Sushi!
For more info visit: www.headhousephilly.com

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