"Acoustic Familiarity With a
Classic Woodwind Twist"

Available for:

  • Weddings & Cocktail Hours 
  • Senior Retirement Communities
  • Bars
  • Restaurants
  • Coffee Houses
  • House Concerts

And Much More!!

Rusty Crowell: Guitar & Vocals
Jan Alba: Flute, Saxophone & Vocals
An Interview in the March Issue of the "Tune-up" We were proud to be featured in the March issue of the Philadelphia Folksong Society's monthly "Tune-up". Thanks to Ray Naylor for a great interview!! 12.5 MB

"They Bring Folk to Classical,
and Class to Folk"

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 (just to name a few). 
Rusty and Jan are band members of Nytrous.  They are also members of the Pennsport String Band, Philadelphia Folksong Society, the Philadelphia Area Songwriters Alliance (PASA), and several other Philadelphia area organizations.  

Interviews & Publicity

 On Sunday, May 10th, 2015 we were interviewed on Ray Naylor's internet music show:  The Performing Songwriter.  Click on link above. 

Hear us on the Radio!

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


Take a look at the local TV coverage from the 2017 Philadelphia Folk Festival!   Click Here



Weekly Events We Are Hosting!

Open Mic at Malelani Café

Every Thursday @ 7:00 p.m.
6735 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, P   

All art forms welcome! Come out and sing a few songs, read a few poems, or tell some jokes. Or even just listen if you'd like! Collaborations are encouraged.

Malelani offers a very warm and welcoming atmosphere for the development of the arts in Mt. Airy.  Enjoy one of their reasonably priced high-quality, unique dishes. For info on the venue visit: www.malelani.com

Open Jam at Pennsport Beer Boutique

Every Friday @ 7:00 p.m.
242 Wharton Street, Philadelphia, PA

Come jam with us at Pennsport's own outdoor Beer Garden! Beer tasting and complimentary pasta available. This venue offers assorted craft beers & growlers as well as typical domestic beers at very reasonable prices. Bring your instruments/voices and join in the fun!!!



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