Folksoul Band

The Folksoul Band



Fred and Leslie

The Folksoul Duo – Ensemble

“You guys were the heroes!”

Ken Kesey, at the Field Trip in Veneta, OR, opening and
closing for the Grateful Dead in 1982


Taj Mahal (upon hearing Tattoo’s “(Ooh My Baby She’s a) Wino”, 1983)



Folksoul Music presents two bands:  The Folksoul Band, and Tattoo.

The Folksoul Band is of the most recent vintage.  It began in 2007 by playing for a great Mardi Gras party, and has continued by milking the vein that feeds New Orleans musical culture, and discovering within it our own musical roots.

Tattoo is our longest-running ensemble.  Begun all the way back in 1978 on the streets of northern California, through numerous changes of geographical location and personnel it persevered and has become a thoroughly experienced purveyor of inspired musical magic, suitable for most any occasion.

Either way you get something different from a lot of other more tech-derived musical entertainment nowadays, but also something familiar and vital.

We also offer the Folksoul Duo.  Fred Simmons and Leslie Vogel, (your hosts) have been revisiting their own many years of shared musical roots and experience, and are enjoying performing at smaller events, as well as displaying material, original and traditional, that might not see the light of day in one of the other performing groups

Folksoul Band @ Peterborough Town Hall

The Folksoul Band will be performing in front of the Peterborough Town Hall on Saturday May 16 at 12:30pm, for the Peterborough Children in the Arts Parade, which starts at 12noon. It’s a wonderful event that the whole town gets behind, with great colors and puppets and costumes and food and they close the street down to vehicular traffic.